Dr. Roy Shim has always believed that being a dentist is not just knowing how to work on teeth, but also understanding the overall medical condition of patients and how it interacts with their current oral health. It’s because of this belief that he has dedicated himself and his practice to continuing dentistry education. He received his undergraduate degree in biological science from University of California at Irvine and attended Boston University for his graduate masters degree in medical sciences. Immediately after, he was accepted to Northwestern University Dental School with a scholarship, which is only offered for those few who had distinguished academic achievements.
Upon graduating from one of the top dental schools in the nation, Dr. Shim furthered continued his education by completing his general practice residency at Evanston/Northwestern Hospital. After his completion of general practice residency, Dr. Shim was honored with an excellence in hospital residency award. He has been practicing in the valley since 2007 and he was voted by Phoenix Magazine as one of the Top Dentists.
Dr. Shim’s philosophy is to educate his patients about the importance of dental care and how oral health can impact their general well being. He also believes that patient education will give them the knowledge necessary to make informed and intelligent decisions about their dental health and treatments. As a family dentist who is dedicated to practicing exceptional dentistry for his patients, Dr. Shim frequently continues his education throughout the country to keep up with the latest technology, techniques, and materials.
Dr. Shim is a certified provider for many highly technical dental procedures including CAD/CAM, Invisalign, Lumineers, implants, and braces. He is well trained in CAD/CAM dentistry and has been using CEREC CAD/CAM system since 2009. He understands that patient’s time is extremely valuable and he will be able to complete crown/onlay procedures on the same day in one visit without using temporaries. Even permanent implant crowns can be fabricated on the same day. As a certified Invisalign provider with traditional orthodontic training, Dr. Shim will be able to provide combination treatment options for all your orthodontic needs. Many of these certifications do overlap in many technical areas where Dr. Shim can apply combined knowledge into providing better care for all types of our patients with more efficient and predictable outcomes.