Dr. Shahinian says that the best thing about his job, by far, is the people. From his fellow dentists to the staff members to his patients, he loves the positive and encouraging atmosphere of the office, and he says it motivates him to deliver the best care possible every single day. Before you schedule an appointment at Gentle Dentistry Sparta and meet him in person, you can learn a little more about Dr. Shahinian and his background below.
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Get to Know Dr. James Shahinian
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Shahinian always wanted to work in healthcare. For him, dentistry sounded like the perfect fit because it would allow him to work with his hands while interacting with each patient one-on-one. He also liked that through dentistry, he could make an immediate and long-lasting difference in his patients’ lives.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Shahinian graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, after which he attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at NYU/Lutheran Medical Center. He is trained and certified to provide Invisalign and keeps himself up to date on the changing world of dentistry through regular continuing education. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Shahinian has a lovely wife and baby girl to whom he dedicates most of his free time. He is a classically trained pianist and also plays guitar and writes music. To stay active, he enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.