Dr. Eric Shapira

Posted by curasan on 7/19/15 4:42 PM

Dr. Eric Shapira

Dr. Eric Z. Shapira DDS, MAGD, MA, MHA

From his seemingly endless set of credentials to his award winning humanitarian efforts, Dr. Eric Shapira is well worth getting to know. Curasan is proud to recognize Dr. Shapira as this month's "The Most Interesting Man In Dentistry."

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What makes Dr. Eric Shapira so interesting.
The Truth or Fiction...

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[accordian class="" id=""][toggle title="He wrote a book on healthy aging." open="no"]TRUTH: The title is "A New Wrinkle: What I Learned from Older People Who Never Acted Their Age." The book is in its second printing and can be found on,, and Barnes and Noble bookstores. He has published over 100 professional papers and articles on dentistry and aging. He continues to write Peer Reviewed CE courses for PennWell and other journals, including international journals. He is also working on a historical novel and a non-fiction book about "Sex After 60.[/toggle]

[accordian class="" id=""][toggle title="He has a pet groundhog that consistently outperforms the legendary Punxsutawney Phil in predicting our nation's winter weather." open="no"]FICTION: He doesn't have a groundhog but he does have a dog that can say "Momma" in three different languages.[/toggle]

[accordian class="" id=""][toggle title="He is an accomplished Plein Air painter and sculptor." open="no"]TRUTH: In his spare time, Dr. Shapira is an accomplished Plein Air watercolor painter and sculptor for over 40 years, showing in many Bay Area Galleries. He also was active in community theater for over 40 years, both acting and directing. [/toggle]

[accordian class="" id=""][toggle title="He has received humanitarian awards and possesses a strong desire to help better mankind. " open="no"]TRUTH:  In 2010 he was the Academy of General Dentisty's only recipient of the Academy's Humanitarian Award for his service to better mankind throughout the world both through his clinical work and teaching. He is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry in several hospitals in Mainland China. In 2012, he was awarded the nation’s highest award, The Friendship Award, for his meritorious humanitarian service throughout China since 2008. He continues to lecture in China from one to two times yearly.[/toggle]

More details on Dr. Eric Shapira

Dr. Eric Shapira bioDr. Eric Shapira is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. He has been an active member in the American Dental Association and maintains an Emeritus Life Member of ADA and the Academy of General Dentistry for almost 40 years.

He received his Master's of Arts degree in Clinical Gerontology with emphasis on counseling and psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University and became an "Aging Specialist" for the "boomer" generation, their families and parents. He received his Master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, which has enabled him to assist people in navigating the healthcare system and the transitions of aging. He is also a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry in several hospitals in Mainland China where he continues to lecture a couple of times a year.

Dr. Shapira teaches geriatric and dental courses as well as combined courses in both topics throughout the United States at national, state and county dental meetings, schools and universities as well as for public groups on an on-going basis. Dr. Shapira has an interactive teaching style allowing the audience to learn more by participating.

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