About the Doctor


Dr. Sergei Shirman

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry

Meet Dr. Shirman

Dr. Shirman might be the only dentist in the world who grew up with a fear of dentists.

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 practice in Cleveland, Ohio then relocated with his family to Charlotte in 2019. For those interested in why he moved, please read his article in the blog namedWhy I’m excited to open a general dental practice in Rea Farms in Charlotte, NC.”

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 win a genetic research that later became published in a scientific journal. He then became a top-five graduate of Case Western Reserve School fo 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’s treatment philosophy encompasses preventative evidence-based dental therapy. He strives to provide truly complete dental treatment approach, including contemporary restorative dentistry, straight wire and Invisalign orthodontics, wide variety of surgical procedures including implants, Endodontis and tempromandibular (jaw) therapy. He recognizes and treats patients suffering 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 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

Meet the team

Oksana S.

Office Manager

I am Oksana S. I look forward to leading a great team here at Dental Wellness of Charlotte while making your day and smile shine brighter! In my free time, I like to spend time with my kids. 

Irina Z.

Financial Coordinator

I am Irina Z. I have been working with Dr. Shirman since 2012. I love this amazing team and the work they do. In my free time, I like to go to the beach.

Vera K. CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Vera. I am proud to be part of this amazing team! I enjoy assisting Dr. Shirman and making your dental experience as pleasant as possible. It makes my day to see you smile! In my free time you will find me traveling and spending time outdoors with my dog.

Lilly M. RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am Lilly M, I am the Dental Hygieniest for Dental Wellness of Charlotte. I am orginially from upstate NY. I love hiking, exploring traveling and doing anything outdoors.