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Dr. Colkmire believes in the highest levels of comfort before, during, and after treatment.
GET TO KNOW DR. COLKMIRE
Passion for excellence, commitment to his patients, and attention to detail are some of the qualities that characterize Dr. Joshua Colkmire, both in his approach to dental work and to life in general. You’ll notice the difference as soon as you come for your first visit.
Dr. Colkmire’s dental degree comes from NYU College of Dentistry, and he also holds bachelor’s degrees from Lee University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a part of the renowned Seattle Study Club, a vibrant international network of dentists who meet to share knowledge about how to provide excellent care to each and every patient who comes into their practice. This club is essentially a “university without walls” that helps Dr. Colkmire to ensure that his practice never stagnates.
While most dentists get too busy with their practice to invest in additional schooling, Dr. Colkmire has somehow found the bandwidth to take extensive post-graduate courses, specifically selecting courses focusing on aesthetic dentistry (so that you look your best), restorative dentistry (so that you get the highest-quality repair for your teeth), and implants (so that you don’t have to struggle with slipping dentures). All of this says something about Dr. Colkmire: He loves learning! That benefits you as a patient because your dentist is not someone who will get stuck in a rut or be resistant to change.
Dr. Shamsia Shafi, with over eighteen years of experience in all aspects of general dentistry, is dedicated to the patient experience.
GET TO KNOW DR. SHAFI
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of the Arts in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1997, Dr. Shafi furthered her studies there to earn her Doctor of Dental Sciences (D.D.S.) in 2002.
Currently a licensed dentist in Florida and North Carolina; for the past eighteen years, Dr. Shafi has provided comprehensive dental care for communities in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Now a highly seasoned practitioner with experience delivering every facet of high quality, evidenced-based general dentistry in multiple clinical settings, Dr. Shamsia Shafi, D.D.S. is always upgrading her dental techniques and expanding her knowledge to provide the best care for her patients. Committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Shafi has accumulated numerous hours of continuing education in Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry, including instruction from the prestigious Pankey Institute.
Dr. Shafi is an active member of the ADA (American Dental Association, the FDA (Florida Dental Association) and the WCDA (West Coast Dental Association).
The principles, which guide Dr. Shafi’s work, are built on foundation of respect and trust. Her goal is to provide comprehensive and high-quality customized care utilizing optimal materials in a gentle, friendly, relaxed, and supportive environment. At the very heart, she possesses a fundamental love of her career and a genuine caring for people. As her patients will attest, she is a very kind and compassionate dentist.
Dr. Shafi is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Along with her passion for dentistry, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.