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A Highly Reviewed Practice  in the Heart of San Diego 

We see our dental practice as a place for providing the best care to our patients. The dedication of the doctor to helping patients is fully supported by the office’s state-of-the-art technology. 

We proudly associate ourselves with first-class specialists in surgery and periodontics for the best treatment of patients with special needs. 

"Our office provides care for the whole family." Dr. Marina Shapiro

Meet the Doctor Marina Shapiro, D.D.S.

Dr. Marina ShapiroDr. Marina Shapiro has been practicing dentistry for nearly two decades and has undergone extensive education and training to better serve her patients. 

Prestigious Education

  • 1997: Bachelors of Science from UCLA, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • 2001: Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from USC.

While in dental school, Dr. Shapiro was placed on the Dean’s list multiple times for achieving a high GPA. She also received a recognition from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain for excellence in her practice. 

Nearly Two Decades of Helping Patients 

Dr. Shapiro practiced dentistry in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2002, when she moved to San Diego. She worked as a general dentist associate in private practices in Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo, and La Jolla before opening her own private practice in 2006. 

She has completed multiple mini-residencies in the field of Implant Dentistry and has vast experience in full mouth rehabilitation of partially and completely edentulous patients. 
Additionally, she has been Invisalign® certified since 2002 and is on the list of their preferred providers. She also has multiple excellence awards from various insurance companies for providing outstanding patient care.  Her practice is recognized by Yelp for great patient reviews. 

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Shapiro enjoys spending time with her two kids, reading, playing tennis, hiking, and jogging. 

Helping Patients  Transform Their Smiles

A missing tooth towards the front of this patient's smile caused day-to-day difficulties. A dental implant and custom dental crown helped restore symmetry and function to their smile.

Dozens of Happy Patients

"Dr. Shapiro is one of the best dentists that I have ever used; she is thoughtful, careful and focused.  She also works with you and listens attentively to her patients..." Asher K.

Jonathan S.

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I have been a patient for 8 years.  Her new location is beautiful and has free and convenient parking.  It is not easy to find a dentist who is skilled and who does not drill for dollars.  Dr Shapiro has taken very good care of my family and continues to earn my trust.  I really like the care i receive here and would recommend her to anyone.

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Zane S.

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I've been a patient of Dr. Shapiro since she opened her practice in 2005, and I've always gone back to her because she is such a wonderful dentist. You'll be hard pressed to find a more skilled, friendly, and accommodating dentist and staff, from the doctor herself, her hygenists, and her manager, Maricela, they're all great people, and I'll be Dr. Shapiro's patient as long as she's in practice.

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