Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics
Eric Shapiro, DDS:
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Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics
Eric D. Shapiro, DDS
 Encino, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jaime M. Valley Village, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had only excellent experiences and service from Encino Dental Health. The staff and friendly and flexible, the dentist takes his time, explains everything and never seems rushed.

Janice Sloan (Source: Google)


From front desk to assistants, hygienist to doctors, this office is top notch! Friendly and helpful and work is done with precision and thoughtful of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro’s office for your dental needs!

Judith Hyman (Source: Facebook)


My trip going to doctor Shapiro is a treat rather than a treatment. His expertise, warm personal friendly and professional manner along with his warm spirited staff adds a bright boost to any day.

Hunting G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I moved to this Dental practice because my previous dentist was excellent but unethically and clinically breaking the rules.. This office prides it’s operation and reputation on excellent care compassion and being real with patients. If you’ve had previously suffered fear, anxiety, pain, anything that caused you to not go to the dentist, this is a place that will remove all of those feelings and provide a safe place with great service.  Bring cash for the parking lot, it’s affordable.

Steven Salzman (Source: Google)


Always top notch service…. friendly, professional staff, I wouldn’t trust my “pearly whites” to anyone else. I have been a patient of Dr. Shapiro since he opened his practice and would not trust anyone else. He is a skilled professional with compassion and a staff that mirrors his unmatched reputation.

Tanya W. Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been going here for years and so far, every visit is a 5 star day.  Best selection of magazines and free coffee but never wait more than a few minutes before getting called in.  I like going to Yuka for teeth cleaning and Dr. Shapiro is always patient, takes the time to answer questions and when having a non-911 emergency, like a cracked crown or lost filling, tries to fit you in and take care of it, calmly.

Dori Calissendorff (Source: Google)


Dr Shapiro is the best dentist that I have ever gone to. He has been taking care of my dental health for many years at the highest quality of care. I look forward to him being my dentist for many years to come.

Neil Virani (Source: Google)


I have dreaded going to OTHER dentists my entire life, and I have tried many. I avoided dentist visits because of this, although I had a profound need to go. A friend, who understood my perspective, recommended Dr. Shapiro over 10 years. I have been a patient ever since, and have recommended countless friends, clients, and family members. Dr. Shapiro’s office is run by the most welcoming and knowledgeable staff around, and stocked with all of the latest technologies available in dentistry. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro to anyone and everyone, regardless of preconceived notions stemming from negative experiences with less qualified professionals. Dr. Shapiro is the best dentist and employs the most qualified staff, hands down. Thank you for taking care of my teeth!

Elio Z. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shapiro is a very skilled dentist with nimble hands and a no-nonsense attitude. He makes my visits as painless as possible, explains very clearly what needs to be done and works very well with my periodontist.  He is surrounded by a great team — Romina and Mary, the hygienist, do an excellent job, and Sandy and Tracee at the front desk are wizards at facilitating appointments and insurance paperwork. Going to the dentist is never a barrel of laughs, but this crew makes you leave their office with a big smile on your face.

Rickey E. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really appreciate Dr. Shapiro and his staff are always  both pleasant and very professional .My most recent visit was unscheduled to replace a crown that broke while eating the day before . I called was worked into his busy schedule the same day with hardly any wait time .Turning a bad bite into a happy smile ! Thanks again you’re the best !!!

Donn Aron (Source: Google)


My family has been a patient of Dr Shapiro for many years. He always treats us with outstanding dental care and patience. His office staff is equally caring, thoughtful and always assiduous to our dental health needs.

Armond B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Eric Shapiro’s dental oasis in Encino… I’ve been a patient of Dr Shapiro for over 30 years. I have nothing but praise for his dedication to the highest quality work, impeccable chairside manner, great staff, constant modernization of equipment and technique, and overall attention to patients. His busy dental office works like clockwork, yet it is full of good humor with genuine personal contact. I regularly recommend Dr Shapiro and his colleagues to friends, and every one who has gone to them has thanked me for the referral. Do yourself a favor and go with the best of the best for your dental care.

Amy P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had a lot of dental work done, but recently made the switch from a Beverly Hill dentist to this office per recommendation of a good friend. I had general cleanings that were fine, but recently I had to have some scar tissue removed from inside my mouth (I was constantly biting it and in pain). It was a painless, fast process with a laser in the office. Dr. Shapiro called to check on me a number of times post surgery, which I was very please about and allowed for open communication / to ask questions. A week later, at my check up, I was over 90% healed with just salt water rinse and nothing else. It was amazing! I feel like they gave me individual attention and care that went above and beyond other dentists, and I would recommend the process to anyone who has to have surgery. It is another option than having to go under the knife.

Emily T. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Confessions of a dental-phobe: I am a giant crybaby at the dentist. I require LITERAL hand-holding, and have been known to burst into REAL tears during a visit. When I first moved to LA and promptly broke a tooth – it was the end of the world. And then I was referred to the young, handsome Dr. Shapiro and his A-team staff of dental professionals, and my life was changed forever. 16 years later (and still just as handsome!) I am still a patient and fan of this wildly wonderful group of people. In fact – I now live in Europe, but travel to LA just for my dental work (OK, so actually I just make it a point to visit Dr. Shapiro whenever I’m home for a visit – but the other way sounds cooler.) I honestly cannot recommend this office enough. I am still a Nervous Nelly in the chair, but I have had extensive work done by Dr. Shapiro – the quality of the work is matched only by the kindness and professionalism of the wonderful staff. The office is beautiful and conveniently located – just off the Balboa exit in Encino. They run their operation with precision and efficiency – I can guarantee you’ll never even have a chance to sample the delicious coffee in the beautifully appointed “waiting room.” The entire team is warm, reassuring and friendly. And they will actually hold your hand if you need it. (I need it.) And BTW – my teeth are super healthy and look pretty darn amazing.

Sandor Rosenfield (Source: Facebook)


Wonderfull caring dedicated professionals who make your dental experience enjoyable. Yes you heard me right. Enjoyable. Thank you Dr. Shapiro, the entire dental and office staff, and my hygienist Bonnie.

Samantha A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


First saw Dr. Shapiro in the mid-90s after years of avoiding bad dentists. I’m now in the 20 years + client club! From the front desk ladies to the hygienists (Melina is the best!) to the assistants (Hey, Tomas!), from fillings to crowns to bleaching, you can’t go wrong here. I’ve had everything done here but implants, but I wouldn’t hesitate if that were needed. He runs such a quality practice that I have no qualms about going to any other dentist in his practice when he’s busy (shout out to Dr. Pezeshki!). If you want an extremely efficient front office experience along with kind and excellent dentistry, don’t hesitate to make an appointment here.

Susan Hulett (Source: Google)


Going to the dentist is one of my Most dreaded experiences. The staff at Dr. Shapiro’s office, from the front desk to Dr Shapiro himself, make it stress free. They are caring, yet very professional. Love this office and their excellent care.

Letitia P. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Shapiro for decades.  He and his associate, Dr. P. are fabulous.  They are outstanding, competent dentists.  They are warm and friendly professionals who explain procedures fully.  Dr. Shapiro runs an efficient and welcoming office.  I recently had a new crown and the procedure was as painless as possible.  It really helps that there is a lab right in the dental suite.  I have recommended this practice to my family and others and do so enthusiastically.

Amy Cecil (Source: Google)


Great staff, on time, caring and committed service. My entire family goes here and we recommend the practice to others frequently.

Gloria Siegel (Source: Facebook)


Excellent dental care, very well run office and a feeling of being well cared for and cared about. Friendly, warm staff makes going to the dentist a pleasure!

Pat Sheetz (Source: Google)


Dr. Shapiro has been my family’s dentist for over 20 years. His staff through all those years has been excellent. Dr. Shapiro and his team have created a friendly, professional office I highly recommend.

Norma Acland (Source: Google)


Doctor Shapiro and his team are the best. I have been going to Dr Shapiro forever, and I actually look forward to my visits. All the people in the office are so nice, and we always have a chat and a laugh. If you are nervous about going to the dentist, try Dr Shapiro. He will never cause you pain, and he will take fabulous care of your teeth.

Vera K. from Northridge, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shapiro and his staff were very kind and made me feel very comfortable in a chaotic period of my life. I ran into many issues finding a dentist who would help me and make sure the care I received was long-lasting, and I was lucky to find Dr. Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro understood my urgent dental emergency and prioritized myself so that I could receive immediate proper care. He also made sure that I could return home with the tools necessary to care for myself. Dr. Shapiro and the staff noticeably care for their patients and emphasize their patients’ comfort and satisfaction. Thanks to Dr. Shaprio and his staff, I have been able to begin recovery from an issue that no other dentist had been able to accommodate properly. He fully understood my severe dental needs, as well as how these needs were affecting me emotionally and physically and was able to satisfy them beyond my expectations.

Nicki Bauer (Source: Google)


Friendly and Professional staff! Today I was running a few minutes late for my appointment… I called to let them know, and they responded, “No problem. Drive carefully.” When I arrived nearly 10 minutes late, the hygienist, with a smile on her face, brought me right in. I have had several hygienists over the years – all have been wonderful. Dr. Shapiro is good at what he does, but what I look forward to is his fun spirit …he is professional and cheerful, with a comedic style during conversations! I often end up laughing before I leave his office.

Udo M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


First had my teeth cleaned by Maria. She was outstanding. Professional, kind and personable. Very thorough and good job, she did. Then a great consultation with Dr Shapiro to make a plan for some work on my teeth. He made me feel totally confident about what will be done and the results. I totally trust this man.

Marisa Iadevaia (Source: Google)


My experience with Dr. Shapiro and his staff has been very pleasant with every visit! Doctor is very knowledgable, answers questions and he and his assistants are absolutely wonderful at putting you completely at ease! The front office girls are always cheerful and friendly in person as well as on the phone!

Myrl Schreibman (Source: Google)


There is no doubt that Dr. Eric Shapiro is not only a terrific dentist but a caring one as well. He has been taking care of my for many years. When I came to Dr. Shapiro I had a terrific phobia of dentists due to some bad experiences when I was a kid, and my teeth were in terrible shape. But he brought me back to reality over the years and now I am continually complimented on my smile. His first and only concern is that of the patient and their comfort while at the same time letting his genius and wisdom do the work. Truly a gifted person is someone who has an instinct for doing quality work and that is absolutely Dr. Shapiro. I am also impressed with not only his staff but also the group of specialists he works with for issues that relate to the dental health of his clients. He has sent me to a couple and they have proven to also be gifted in their own specializations. I have sent Dr. Shapiro other patients who have come away with the same experiences. I am not one to write reviews but when you find someone as exceptional as Eric Shapiro in the art of his craft one has to write a review. It makes you not want to move away for fear that you need his care

Gerri Brehm (Source: Google)


Dr. Shapiro and his team are the absolute best. Warm, professional and brilliant at their jobs. How many people can say they look forward to seeing their dentist? I have for over 26 years!

Lorraine P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have rarely received the kind of compassion and care from any facet of the medical/dental world as I have from Dr. Eric Shapiro and his staff. As a person with phobias and fears from childhood that go beyond typical “dental anxiety,” I intended to NEVER go to the dentist, EVER, again! But, pain has no interest in such proclamations. Dr. Shapiro has created a compassionate environment for my trust to grow and flourish over the years. Yes, years! I never would have believed it, but I have been going to Dr. Shapiro for years. He and his staff continue to respect my fears and limitations, as they provide me with state of the art dental care, including high-tech-no-pain resolutions to my dental problems. I’m also impressed with the fact that Dr. Shapiro continues to incorporate cutting edge techniques and equipment into his practice and his skills. The fidelity to his craft that put him at the top of his class in a prestigious dental school, clearly remains and informs his devotion to his patient’s total well being. And, forget elevator music, when you walk into Dr. Shapiro’s office you hear laughter. From the staff, from the patients, and especially from Dr. Shapiro.

J. D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Shapero is top notch I’ve been going to him for over 15 years I can only say that he takes great pride in doing everything with perfection! I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else P.S Everyone likes parking validations from their doctor

Leslee G. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr Shapiro for many years and have always been happy with the work done. The hygienists are wonderful. Now I need Invisalign braces due to some tooth shifting. Tomas got me set up today. He has a calm, reassuring demeanor. He explained all the steps in the procedure, bonded the “attachments” to the needed teeth and fitted the removable braces. All the staff in the office are exceptional. Friendly, professional and welcoming. I definitely recommend this practice!

Danielle V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The dreaded teeth cleaning! I want to keep my teeth and gums healthy so I dutifully make my appointments 3x year. Front desk staff are great when it comes to checking my insurance and making appointments. State of the art computer system in the exam room has replaced the Manila patient file folder. Not only does it have all your medical history and X-rays, it allows Dr. Shapiro and his team of professionals to electronically record notes for each and every tooth during your procedure. How’s that for keeping a watchful eye on your dental health? Plus, it’s kinda neat seeing computerized renderings of teeth on the big wall-mounted monitor. My favorite dental hygienist, Yuka, does a fantastic job at cleaning my teeth and is gentle on my sensitive gums. Whenever there’s any work needed, like a cavity needing attention (ugg) or something like a cracked tooth (double ugg), Dr. Shapiro makes everything right. Without a doubt, he knows what he’s doing. Dr. Shapiro was recommended to me by a friend that’s been seeing him and his family of 4 for over a decade. Word of “mouth” is the best way to find an excellent dentist. The second best way is to read all the positive reviews from other happy Dr. Shapiro patients.


still maintains his general and cosmetic dental practice in Encino. Dr. Shapiro completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology in 1984 at UCLA. He then went on to Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, DC, graduating Summa Cum Laude at the top of his class in 1988. He is a member of the National Dental Honors Society and was the only student in his class to receive the Clinical Diligence Award. Since graduating from Georgetown University Dental School, Dr. Shapiro has completed many postdoctorate courses in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Invisalign Orthodontics to name a few. He is also a member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health,ADA, CDA and San Fernando Valley Dental Society and ITERO certified. Dr. Shapiro and his wife Ashli live in Newbury Park and love spending quality time with their four children. He loves to stay active by spending time on the baseball field, attending track meets, and going to the taekwondo studio with his children. He also enjoys his volunteer work with the two YMCA’s in the Conejo Valley and just recently was the head of the Conejo Valley Indian Guides and Princesses program. Dr. Shapiro’s interests include music, ocean fishing, horses and classic cars.