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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 memberin 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.”