Dr. Michael Shapiro, D.D.S., M.A.

Westlake Oral Surgery and Implant enter, Ohio

Dr. Michael Shapiro grew up in Long Island New York. Prior to his dental training he was the lead guitar player for an alternative rock band for ten years.  After college he went on to receive both his DDS and MA degrees from Columbia University.  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 more than 10 articles (see below) 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. He served as chief resident in his final year of training. He is certified in BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS and CPR.

Dr. Shapiro is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is trained in the full scope of the field. 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, etc.). 

Dental implant surgery is one of Dr. Shapiro’s great interests and He is considered a leader in the field of digital implant dentistry.  His practice employs the most advanced technology available to place implants precisely,  painlessly and efficiently. 

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 five children, playing his guitar, golf and tennis.



“Relationship of grit and resilience to dental students’ academic success,” The Journal of Dental Education,  September 23rd, 2020.

“Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Perception of Personal Achievement and Anxiety: A Cross Sectional Analysis,” The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, June 22, 2018.

“Margin Analysis – Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity,” Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, July 30, 2017.

“In Reply: The Only Thing We Have to Blame Is Blame Itself,” Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, July 30, 2017.

“What a Shame: Increased Rates of OMS Resident Burnout May Be Related to the Frequency of Shamed Events During Training,” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAugust 23, 2016.

“Response to ‘Predictors of mortality, hospital utilization, and the role of race in outcomes in head and neck trauma-a commentary,'” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, August 2016.

“Temporo-parietal fascia flap and custom total TMJ replacement for the management of patent Foramen of Huschke,” International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, January 29, 2016  

“Significant mandibular destruction secondary to invasion by carcinoma cuniculatum,” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, December 1, 2015. 

“Predictors of Mortality, Hospital Utilization, and the Role of Race in Outcomes in Head and Neck Trauma,” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral RadiologyJanuary 1, 2015.

“Granular Cell Tumor: Case Report,” New York State Dental Journal, September 15, 2014.

“Assessment of a Novel Training Module for Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Dental Education,” Journal of Dental EducationAugust 1, 2014.

Strain Rate Effects On The Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mode of Skeletal Muscle,” Materials Science and Engineering: CFebruary 22, 2014. 

“Clay-epoxy nanocomposites: Processing and Properties,” JOM, Mar 1, 2007.