Dr. Benjamin Shirley is passionate about creating and maintaining healthy smiles, one person at a time. He is a second generation dentist who grew up learning about dentistry from his father who is now a retired dentist. Dr. Shirley is proud to continue his father’s legacy.
Dr. Shirley was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics as a NASA scholar from Morehouse College and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry School of Dentistry. Dr. Shirley is passionate about teaching; he became a teacher and UFT member in Los Angeles before practicing dentistry in
New York. After teaching for 2 years, he began his career in dentistry by completing a General Practice Residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, NY. He was an associate at various dental practices in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan before co-founding Upper West Side Dental in 2011.
He says: “I treat my patients the way I want to be treated; with respect, dignity and first rate care. It is my priority to make sure my patients are comfortable and well informed. My extensive education and experience working in a hospital prepared me for very simple and complex dental cases. l pride myself in not over treating my patients, listening to what they want and making recommendations to help them achieve the smile they have always dream of.”
Dr. Shirley is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Additionally, he holds a certification for Clear Aligner Treatment. Dr. Shirley would like to invite you and your family to be a part of his Upper West Side practice. He is ready to guide you and your family to a lifetime of dental health. Book your consultation with our Upper West Side Dentist today!