Meet the Doctors

Mitchell Shapiro, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Shapiro, a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, has practiced in Smithtown, NY for over 30 years.

Mitchell Shapiro, DDS - Smithtown Dentist

His professional affiliations include:

After completing dental school, Dr. Shapiro continued extensive studies in cosmetic dentistry and has even instructed his colleagues. His commitment to the latest technology and procedures has made him one of the best general and cosmetic dental providers in the region.

When he isn’t using his artistic talents in the dental office, Dr. Shapiro enjoys creating original stone sculptures. You will see many of them throughout our practice during your visit!

Michael Shaffer, DDS

Michael Shaffer DDSDr. Michael Shaffer graduated from the University of Buffalo summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemical Pharmacology. He continued his education, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine in 2012. As a dental student, Dr. Shaffer served on the admissions committee for prospective students. After dental school, Dr. Shaffer completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Stony Brook Hospital and an additional year of training to provide IV sedation for dental procedures.

With Dr. Shaffer’s training, he is well-versed in treating phobic patients, children, adults, and those with special needs. His further education and training in, endodontics, sedation, and pediatrics allow him to deliver all phases of care to his patients. As a member of the American Dental Association and the local dental society, he continues to keep abreast the new technology and innovations in the field.
Dr. Shaffer was raised on Long Island and resides in Great Neck with his wife, son and daughter. He enjoys cycling, traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.


The Right Cosmetic Dentist

Drs. Shapiro and Shaffer practice very conservative general and cosmetic dentistry. They are proponents of  bonded dentistry and try to maintain as much natural tooth structure as possible when restoring teeth and smiles. This means fewer crowns and root canals. They see his dentistry as functional and very personal art. Their number one goal is earning your trust and putting a smile on your face.

The doctors have found that many new patients have had a lot of dentistry done “to” them. They focus on doing dentistry “for” their patients with their ultimate satisfaction as their goal. They believe in treating people, not teeth.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Smile

The treatment philosophy of the doctors at the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is to get you one hundred percent healthy and one hundred percent happy with your smile. Once you are healthy routine maintenance will minimize future treatment, and help you to live “happily ever after.”