Shimshak Family Dentistry
Shimshak Family Dentistry
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Shimshak Family Dentistry
Shimshak Family Dentistry
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Our Goals list

  • 100%
    Patient Satisfaction
  • 100%
    Patient Comfort

Meet the Team users

  • Dr. Glen M. Shimshak DMD

    read more…Dr. Glen M. ShimshakA native Portlander, Dr. Shimshak graduated from University of Oregon Dental School, where he also taught operative dentistry for 15 years. He is currently a member of the OHSU Alumni Board of Directors, as well as the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and Multnomah Dental Association. In his free time, Dr. Shimshak enjoys every second he can get golfing and traveling. Along with his wife Deanna, he has 4 children and 3 grandchildren. ×

  • Catherine Dental Assistant

    read more…CatherineAfter living in So Cal for 25 years, Catherine returned to her native Portland in 2006. And we are so glad she joined our team. Catherine is a certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant with a Digital x-ray license. She has worked in the Dental field for more than 20 years. Taking pride in assisting Dr. Shimshak in all dental treatments and procedures, Catherine helps our patients receive the best dental care possible in a relaxed knowledge environment. In her spare time Catherine enjoys walking, movies, cooking and her family of two kids and first grandchild. Catherine is looking forward to meeting you and helping you love your smile.×

  • Sheila Dental Hygienist

    read more…SheilaAn Oregon native, earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Tech. She strives to provide the highest level of patient care with her gentle, yet thorough touch. As a preventative specialist, she will work with you to help you attain optimum oral health. When out of the office, she enjoys traveling and being active outdoors with running, snowboarding, and hiking. ×

  • Jennifer Office Manager

    read more…JenniferWanting to serve people in the health field, Jennifer has been lucky enough to gain quite a bit of experience working around the world. Returning to her Oregon home, she couldn’t have joined a better team. Jennifer’s goal, with every patient is to make sure that they have the most rewarding dental experience possible, from the moment an appointment is made to when they walk out the door, she is determined to help them show off their smile. Jennifer has many hobbies, from coffee to local wines, she loves helping those in need by mentoring teams and making quilts for the homeless. ×

  • Best dentist - and coolest guy - in Portland! ~ Jordan
  • Been going to Dr. Shimshak lo these 20 years. Love the professional service and the customer service. Easy to schedule appointments and they are PROMPT with their appointment times.
    ~ Rob
  • I always have a great experience at Dr. Shimshak's practice. Everyone is friendly, positive and helpful. Really happy to have found a fantastic dental practice!~ Jeanne
  • Dr. Shimshak and his staff are simply the best - I actually have fun at the dentist's office! Prior to any work done, the cause for the procedure is explained in detail, and I'm told what to expect during and afterwards. Dr. Shimshak is easily the best dentist my wife and I have ever been to. Jennifer, the Office Manager, has gone out of her way more than once in not only patiently explaining the finer points of my dental insurance, but has persisted in saving us hundreds of dollars through her diligent engagement with tedious insurers. The entire team at Dr. Shimshak's office are stellar at what they do, and we very much appreciate it! Thanks so much! Edwin R.~ Edwin

Services Provided layers

+ Professional Cleanings

Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:

• Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.)

• Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indication of gum disease.)

• Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.

+ Fillings

Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. After removing the decay and cleaning the area the dentist adds filling material. Fillings are made from traditional amalgam (silver colored) gold, silver, or a composite (tooth colored). Composite fillings, in addition to being more esthetically pleasing, bond directly to the tooth surface unlike traditional fillings.

+ Bonding

Dental bonding is composed of a ceramic resin that is brushed onto the tooth and hardened with intense light. Prior to bonding application the tooth surface must be prepared to accept the bonding. This is accomplished by roughening the tooth surface and applying a gel to micro-etch the surface. A primer agent is then applied so the bond will adhere properly. Dental bonding is used for:

• Repairing tooth decay damage

• Improve tooth alignment

• Fill gaps between teeth

• Cosmetic reasons (improve tooth appearance)

+ Crowns

Crowns are used to restore severely damaged teeth due to fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay. Crowns also improve the tooth's look, shape, and alignment. Crowns are used to:

• Restore a fractured tooth

• Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay

• Protect a tooth from fracture

• Cover a discolored or unattractive tooth

• Cover a dental implant

• Anchor a bridge

+ Bridge

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns, or implants, on each side of the bridge. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite and prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap (which may lead to additional bite and jaw joint issues). Bridges can be constructed from gold, porcelain and metal, or all ceramic. Ceramic bridge color is made to match your natural tooth color. Material choice will depend on structural requirements, wear, and esthetics. Bridges are used to:

• Replace missing teeth

• Prevent teeth from shifting

• Correct bite issues due to missing teeth

• Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite

• Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)

+ Implant

Implants may be the best option for replacing a single or multiple missing teeth. An implant is a metal post that is attached directly to the jawbone. After the bone and surrounding tissue has healed an artificial tooth is attached to the implant. Implants provide superior benefits compared to bridge work as they do not depend on neighboring teeth for structural support, although they are more expensive. Implants are the closest dental structure in durability to natural teeth and have greater cosmetic appeal. Implants are used to:

• Replace missing teeth

• Prevent teeth from shifting

• Correct bite issues due to missing teeth

• Help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite

• Improve appearance (cosmetic reasons)

+ Root Canal

A root canal becomes needed when tooth decay is so badly neglected it reaches the tooth pulp. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own. Sometimes tooth trauma such as a fracture can lead to the need for a root canal as well. In addition to being painful, untreated infections can reach the root tip and compromise the entire immune system. Symptoms of pulp infections may be:

• Sensitivity to hot/cold

• Sensitivity to sweets

• Pain, especially when biting

• Swelling

• Bad taste in the mouth

+ Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry will give you healthy, radiant teeth. It is one of the most a cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile. With state-of-the-art materials, and tested, trusted dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry improves appearance and enhances self-esteem. Composite fillings have replaced traditional silver colored amalgams, while gold has given way to porcelain in the creation of bridges. Other techniques like teeth whitening and veneers can improve the color and/or shape of your natural smile.

+ Porcelain

Dental veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted by a dentist over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing its shape, color, and appearance. Porcelain veneers are:

• Virtually undetectable

• Very durable

• An effective way to improve smile appearance

Location & Hours map

511 SW 10th Ave
Suite 1008
Portland OR 97205
(503) 223-2442
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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