Dr. Michael Shakin, D.D.S., is a skilled, compassionate dentist offering patient-centered care to adults and kids throughout Staten Island, NY. Specializing in family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Shakin has earned a well-deserved reputation as the “gentle Staten Island dentist,” offering complete oral health services, including teeth cleaning, dental x-rays, gum disease treatment, TMJ treatment, dental implants, teeth whitening, Lumineers® and the Snap-On Smile® for patients seeking immediate aesthetic improvements to their smiles. Dedicated to the most advanced and innovative care solutions, Dr. Shakin offers patient-centered care based on the needs of each individual patient for optimal results and improved oral health at every age. In addition to preventive, restorative and cosmetic care, Dr. Shakin also emphasizes patient education, helping each person understand their needs as well as the treatment recommendations that can help them improve their oral health, appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Shakin earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University followed by his dental degree from Northwestern University. He continues to advance his skills and knowledge with continuing education courses focused on new and emerging techniques and technology, so his patients have access to the most effective and appropriate treatments. A member of the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association, Dr. Shakin welcomes the chance to work with new patients, and the office accepts most major dental insurance plans, and offers affordable payment plan options and discounts for patients without dental insurance.