Dr. Michael Shapiro, D.D.S, M.A, CAGS
CLE Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Shapiro will begin seeing patients in July 2018.
Dr. Michael Shapiro grew up in Long Island New York. He received both his DDS and MA degrees from Columbia University in 2014. While in dental school, he was one of only three students in the country to complete a concurrent masters degree in Science and Dental Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and was later awarded the prestigious ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Pre-doctoral Students.Following dental school, Dr. Shapiro enrolled in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Boston University. While in residency, he authored nearly 10 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. He also has authored a book chapter on the management of oral cancer.
Dental implant surgery is one of Dr. Shapiro’s great interests. He was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Dental Society to assist in the creation of a program to provide free dental implants to the underserved surrounding community. He served as chief resident in his final year of training. He is certified in BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS and CPR.
Dr. Shapiro is trained in the full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His main interests include simple and complex dental extractions, extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth), dental implants, bone and soft tissue grafting and surgical pathology. He also performs facial cosmetic procedures (Botox, fillers, etc.). He performs orthognathic surgery, and treats TMJ dysfunction, and trauma as well.
Dr. Shapiro is also trained in using several types of anesthesia such as general anesthesia, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide in order to ease the anxiety that so many patients experience when it comes to oral surgery procedures.
He is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has been a featured speaker at the AAOMS national conference.
His interests outside of the practice include spending time with his wife and three children, playing his guitar, fishing, golf and tennis.