IQ Dental Group
Andrew Shi, DDS, MBA:
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IQ Dental Group
Andrew B. Shi, DDS, MBA
Lake Forest, 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

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Lydia K. from Singapore (Source: Yelp)


Never have I felt so comfortable at a dentist! I came here for my first dental exam in 4 years. (Had no dental insurance.) They promptly took X-rays and sure enough, I need a root canal. Dr Shi was very thorough in his explanation and I never felt rushed. Because I haven’t been to a dentist in 4 years I got a deep cleaning as well. Dr Shi and his staff Serena and Ruby were all very friendly, warm and helpful. I loved this dentist! I already have my root canal scheduled for later this month. Thank you Dr Shi, Serena and Ruby for making my dental visit the most comfortable one yet!(…)

Sue H. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


I decided to have my old mercury fillings replaced and gave Dr. Shi a call. He answered my call personally, listened to my questions and even did additional research to help me achieve my goal of removing toxins. It felt like a collaboration. Once we had a plan in place, we were able to schedule an appointment within the week. During the procedure, he took extra care to use a dental dam to protect me while removing the old fillings. He had the old fillings out and the new fillings in in record time. Afterward, there were no issues. No soreness in my jaw, my bite was perfect and everything was smooth. And it was quite affordable too.
I have to say that Dr. Shi does amazing work. He truly cares about his patients and goes the extra mile.
If you get a chance, make Dr. Shi your new dentist!

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


Came to Dr. Shi’s office for the first time for my bi-annual cleaning. Was recommended through a friend. The front desk administrator, Rose, was very pleasant to speak with and provided sufficient follow up prior to the visit.

Dr. Shi was very pleasant and explained everything in great detail. I typically ask a lot of questions when I go to any type of healthcare provider and Dr. Shi took his time to answer my questions without making me feel rushed.

I was also impressed by the cool hand-held X-ray machine (looks like Buzz Lightyear’s gun!) that made it faster and easier to take X-rays of my teeth. Roberto, who helped Dr. Shi, also made me feel comfortable and had a good sense of humor. An overall positive experience.

Working in the healthcare industry, I am typically critical of the care I receive from providers. I was very pleased with how Dr. Shi and his team are very attentive, detailed and how they made me feel comfortable and informed the whole time. All in all, I am definitely coming back to Dr. Shi for my dental care and would recommend anyone else to make an appointment with Dr. Shi for their dental needs.

Kevin S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found IQ Dental and Dr Shi through my insurance. I am so glad I found him! I used to have jacked up crooked teeth and never liked to see dentists. Now my teeth look great after doing Invisible clear aligners with him…and it took less than a year!

Randy W. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Still going here, and continue to receive friendly, ethical, and excellent service.  I’ve decided that I will look forward to bringing my family here as well.  It’s nice to find a medical/dental professional that treats you like a patient and not like a number or bank account.  Dr. Shi has personally done the cleanings (with Rubi, his RDA, finishing up with polishing).  At my last dental office, I was lucky to even see the dentist for a few minutes, if at all, during my visits.

Evan Z. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Shi is the best dentist I have seen ever in China and here! He and his stuff are all nice and patient, and he really cares his patient from his heart! My wife has a sever gum disease and need to clean her teeth every 3 month, and Dr Shi always cleans very carefully each time! Furthermore, the price is reasonable and acceptable for us!  He is amazing!

Dave S. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been here about 6 years and Dr. Shi is excellent always on time and very professional!  Office is clean and staff members are always nice.  I highly recommend him to family and friend.

Cara L. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recommend going to Dr. Shi if you are looking for a caring dentist. My boyfriend and I went to Dr. Shi to get our fillings done and we are very happy with the results. Also I would love to mention the staff there! They’re so nice and friendly, they made sure I felt comfortable at all times

Jack C. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shi and his staff are very friendly.  I came in for teeth whitening and the results are amazing!  I have received many compliments about my teeth. The experience was comfortable and pleasant. The office staff is helpful and the facility is very clean (which is really important to me).  I highly recommend IQ Dental if you’re looking for a great dentist and office.

Key A. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shi is an amazing dentist. He is very fast and efficient. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family. He is great!!!

Loren G. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


So I needed a lot of work done with my teeth and in my search for the right dentist i found Dr Shi. After consulting with three other dentists in the area I met with with Dr Shi and I just knew he was the one. He takes his time to explain everything(…). He is very affordable and not pushy at all. He is very kind and makes you feel comfortable during the procedures. His staff is also great – Ruby his assistant has been nothing but really nice to me. I’m very glad I came to see him and will continue to do so. I totally recommend him to everyone.

T. L. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to IQ Dental Group today to see Dr. Shi. I completely broke my front tooth needed crown asap. He took my call by cell phone on his day off and scheduled me the following morning as soon as he could. He gave me a temporary crown in the mean time that honestly looked better then the real tooth i had before(…). This was my first visit and it couldn’t have gone any better. Staff are all very professional and have a great sense of humor. Dr. Shi is the most patient caring dentist i have been too. I have much more dental work needed to be dealt with and i feel i found the perfect group to do it with.

Janene U. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I frantically started searching for a dentist that could take me in today. I called Dr. Shi’s office because it was close to me, yet knew nothing about him. A very friendly girl answered the phone and I explain my problem it; was 9:30 AM, she said she had just gotten a 10 o’clock cancellation which I could have; I said I would be there!  I waited less than a minute, then Dr. Shi came to the lobby and introduced himself, and brought me back.  Long story short, he determined I needed a root canal, which should’ve already been done by my own dentist, who I had just seen less than a month ago!!!  He took so much time with me, showed me my x-rays, explained everything he was going to do,  and kept asking if I was in any pain during the procedure. He even apologized that it was taking longer because I had so much calcification in the root.  He did such a great job, is obviously very bright and caring, and what a great personality, he’s funny!!!  Oh, and what a great staff, an all-around great experience and great find; I have a new dentist!!!!
Thank you Dr. Shi and staff.

Julie N. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I had a first patient consultation and deep teeth cleaning with Dr. Shi. I also went a 2nd time since I needed to put a crown on a molar I had a cavity on.

My overall experience with Dr. Shi has been extremely positive. He was very patient, friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, careful, and not trying to force you towards any certain decisions (but gives his best recommendations). I can comfortably say that he takes pride in his job and looks out for his patients’ best interests.

He is able to answer all my questions in a manner that is easy for me to understand, and shows me proof of why I need a certain procedure done (through x-rays). Before he does something during the procedure, he tells me what he is going to do so I can anticipate it and there are no surprises. His staff are also friendly and very competent. In short, I would recommend him and all his staff to my friends and family and will continue to go to him for all my dental needs(…).

Debbi G. Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would give this office a 10 stars if possible! This is the BEST dentist I have been to. Dr. Shi is VERY knowledgeable and professional. He was able to turn a terrible experience from a previous dental office into a great one. I send my entire family here! No need to look any further IQ dental is the best around!

Sharon W. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


(Doctor) Andrew is a great dr! My front teeth got chipped and he helped me fix it perfectly! Love my smile again

Margaret C. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I came in to get my two crowns done and Dr. Shi was Great! I was worried if the procedure would hurt and I was pleasantly surprised when he started working on me.
He is very patient and took pictures and x rays so he could show me what he was doing step by step. He is very conservative and always gives you options to consider so I could make an informed decision.
The office as a whole is very patient friendly and willing to work with you. I am a cash patient and their prices were great and affordable plus they had payment options. I felt that they really cared about me and wanted to help me out.

Lisa S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I had a very pleasant experience, no wait time and the staff was very friendly. Dr Shi. was very kind and knowledgeable and took the time to explain treatment and answer the questions I had for him. The price is very reasonable and when it comes to health I don’t bargain. This office definitely stands by their name of IQ = integrity & quality. I definitely will be a returning patient and highly recommend this office.

Kristen H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shi is amazing!!  He caught a large cavity that my other dentist missed (it could have lead to a potential root canal).  He took his time to fill the large cavity and after 2 weeks of a little sensitivity, I feel 100% again(…).

J. C. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shi is a gentle dental professional!
He explains everything and that made me feel comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Shi to anyone(…).

Arjun S. from Diamond Bar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful doctor and staff. The cleaning and exam were very thorough. Very knowledgeable and will definitely use for all my dental needs.

Justin G. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Did great work and was very flexible, reasonable and fast. The best part was definitely the detail oriented nature of the doctor. Need a great dentist fast or are looking for a life long dentist dr. Shi is your guy!!

Kelly B. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have always hated the dentist till now. Dr. Shi is so amazing and perfect at what he does. I got a root-canal here because my previous dentist over charged. I’ve had 3 root canals throughout my life and all of them were painful and terrible. Except this one! I now am not terrified of going to the dentist because of Dr. Shi. I would recommend anyone to go here because he’s absolutely the best!

Suzie S. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Shi  was amazing !!! He treated my kids with such patience I’ve never seen a dentist treat my kids like that….i’ll be definitely referring my friends and family to IQ dental !!

Olivia G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I went to IQ dental for oral exam and teeth cleaning. Dr. Shi is very detailed, thorough, and did a fantastic job cleaning my teeth! He took pictures of my teeth, explained to me what needed to be done and where, and patiently answered every question I had. He’s very honest and recommends only treatments necessary not trying to push you to do anything you don’t feel like doing. I appreciate his honesty and care for his patients!

I felt very comfortable at the office and really enjoyed talking to Dr. Shi and his staff. Everyone there is super friendly, personal, and the environment is relaxing and helps you feel at ease!

If you’re looking for a dentist, who is knowledgeable, patient, HONEST, fun to talk to, and CARES about you, Dr. Shi is the one to go to!


Our name says it all: Our office operates on Values of Integrity and Quality; Affordability and Simplicity. Welcome to a different kind of dental practice! Our Mission: "To be the dental provider of choice for our patients by delivering Integrity in our Service and Quality in our Care." Dr Andrew Shi grew up near Thousand Oaks CA and was valedictorian in high school. He scored 100 percentile on his DAT test and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he graduated with honors in the top 20% of his class and had also been the recipient of the $45,000 Dean's academic scholarship. Dr Shi also holds a Health Care Executive Master of Business Administration degree from UC Irvine, where he graduated in the top 12% of his class and received both the Dean's Scholar Award as well as the Most Innovative Thinker award. Currently, Dr Shi serves as the Dental Consultant for a Medicare Advantage insurance plan handling case reviews and strategy for its dental programs. He and his wife Melissa have been residents of Irvine since 2008 and recently became parents when their first child, Anderson, was born in 2013.