About Our Dentist – Charlotte, NC
Meet Dr. Shirman
Meet Dr. Sergei Shirman
Dr. Shirman might be the only dentist in the world who grew up with a fear of dentists. But instead of living with that fear, it inspired him in such a way to become the dentist that helps others to get over their fears of the dentist.
Dr. Shirman's Education, Bio, and Experience
A state board licensed doctor of dental medicine, Dr. Shirman’s treatment philosophy encompasses preventative evidence-based dental therapy. He strives to provide a truly complete dental treatment approach, including contemporary restorative dentistry, straight wire, and Invisalign orthodontics, a wide variety of surgical procedures including implants, Endodontics, and temporomandibular (jaw) therapy. He recognizes and treats patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea disorders. And last but foremost; Dr. Shirman believes everyone deserves a stress-free and painless dental experience with the help of sedation.
Dr. Shirman was born in Russia and spend most of his life living in the United States, but endured some bad dental experiences as a child – that is what drives him to be the most caring and compassionate dentist a patient can have. He had an established dental office in Cleveland, Ohio then relocated with his family to Charlotte in 2019.
Dr. Shirman is a Cleveland State University graduate where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. While working on his undergraduate degree, he was directly involved in a genetic research project that later became published in a scientific journal. He then became a top-five graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine with a prestigious Academic Commendation and Dean’s Award certificate underlining his outstanding academic accomplishments. Dr. Shirman later completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Olin E. Teaque VA hospital in Temple, Texas. In 2013 Dr. Shirman joined the International Association for Orthodontics and completed Tier Advancement educational program entitled “Straight Wire Orthodontics”.
Dr. Shirman is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and it’s state and local affiliates. He holds an International Association for Orthodontics Tie Advancement certificate. He married his wife Oksana in 2005 and they enjoy raising their three daughters Maria and twins Sophia and Anastasia. In his spare time, which he doesn’t have much, he enjoys road cycling and chasing his daughters. By the way, his children love their dentist.