Dr Shilpa Shah BDS, MJDF RcS (Eng), MSc (Prosthodontics)
Sedationist Adults and Children
Special interest in Prosthodontics, Special Care and Paediatric Dentistry
Shilpa graduated as a dental Surgeon from the University of Birmingham in 2010. Since then she has worked across numerous hospitals in the West Midlands and the North West to attain further skills and knowledge across multiple dental specialities including oral surgery, special care dentistry and paediatric dentistry - all of which are closely linked to conscious sedation. She went on to achieve membership of the Joint Dental faculties (MJDF) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Certificate in conscious sedation.
Shilpa has a keen interest in Restorative dentistry and went on to complete a Masters degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics from the University of Manchester. She enjoys providing cosmetic treatments as well as rehabilitating patients with advanced oral diseases and firmly believes prevention is better than cure. She focuses on anxiety and pain management and works broadly across Manchester in the provision of dental conscious sedation for adults and children.
Shilpa is passionate about improving access to high quality dentistry for anxious patients and decided to set up a mobile sedation service locally in Manchester in 2014 to share her extensive experience of dental sedation. She has built and established a service, providing dental sedation to thousands of individuals across numerous locations. With a busy schedule she splits her time across private dental practice, mobile sedation and the Manchester Dental Hospital with an NHS role as a Restorative Speciality dentist. Here she focuses on treating adults with severe anxiety or complex medical conditions in the field of Special care Dentistry with an active role in training qualified dentists in conscious sedation.
She was appointed to the Board of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) in 2017 after becoming known for her widely used mobile sedation service ‘Dental Sedation Solutions’. She regularly lectures on sedation on several post graduate courses and mentors dentists through their sedation training as a STAC approved mentor. In 2023 she was nominated to the board of Association of Dental Anaesthetists and Sedationists where she takes an active role in developing education for sedationists.
She has a passion for dental education, committed to developing her own skills and keeping up to date with modern dental technologies to always provide the highest level of care with evidence based dentistry.
Shilpa focuses conservative and preventative dentistry, providing a broad range of dental treatments for adults and children in a calm and relaxing manner. She is passionate about improving access to dental care for those who suffer with dental anxiety and has a natural calming quality her patients thoroughly value.
Outside of work Shilpa enjoys an active healthy lifestyle including travelling, hiking, scuba diving and swimming.