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Dr. Graciela Shimizu loves and enjoy all aspects of Dentistry. She is a IUPUI trained Prosthodontist. who specializes in advanced cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, crown and bridges, removable partial dentures, complete dentures, as well as full mouth reconstruction. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree ( D.D.S) in 2000. and then pursued a three-year speciality prosthodontics program at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, followed by a Masters of Science in Dentistry ( M.S.D) also at Indiana University. She graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Shimizu was the winner of the John F Johnston Society Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement, Technical and Clinical Excellence in 2009 and 2010. Currently, she is working in case publications. She enjoys traveling and acting.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional and attentive. I would definitely recommend this office.
loved her! would come back again and she is very thorough
Everyone was very nice and I was seen right away. Continually checked to see if I was ok since I was very nervous having not been to the dentist in years (eek). Highly recommend
She is very professional!
I really enjoyed my visit... to the dentist. It had been a few years since my last appointment and I was very nervous. The doctor put me right at ease, explained everything and was very thorough. Everyone was courteous and helpful. Would highly recommend this dentist!
My visit today was per the actual scheduled time. I did not have to wait for minutes or hours to see the doctor. She was very concise in her communications, very open and honest and very personable. I really enjoyed my time with the doctor and her wonderful staff.
Professional, polite, friendly. Explains procedure and findings... Knowledgable Clean office,staff professional but friendly
Great personality! Makes you feel welcome And at ease.
Great! Was able to get an appointment right away
Second visit here to get some fillings done. Amazing work - my teeth were completely numbed out and I couldn't feel any of the scraping that I'm sure would have been extremely painful otherwise. :-P
She explains the whole procedure. She is concerned about my well being asking questions during the procedure. Also she is very meticulous and hard on herself to get my teeth (and smile) perfects.
I was looked at promptly and given thorough explanations of some holes that started showing up (which weren't cavities) along my gum line. The doctor as well as her assistants are very pleasant and professional. I'll be coming back.
Another great visit ! No pain at all !
Dr Shimizu is brilliant. I always feel totally confident in her hands and her work is better than any dentist I've had - she is clearly top in her field.
It was great!
Always a great visit and no compromises in quality !!
This follow up visit after a major procedure for an implant made me feel reassured about that everything is healing well.
Dr. Shimizu is excellent. She explains the procedure throughly and in an understandable manner, not only in English but in Spanish as well. I highly recommend her.
Always a great visit and never compromises in quality !
Dr. Shimizu is amazing. The office is beautiful and modern. This was the best dental experience i have had. I highly recommend her.
Excellent, QUALITY dental work. The office is comfortable and everyone is professional and caring. Highly recommend to anyone who wants well done cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Shimizu and her staff are awesome. They love what they do and it shows. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
They were great! She explained everything and all of my options in a clear and sensitive way. She also was cognizant of my time table and make sure to get all of the necessary work done before I had to leave. She is my new primary care dentist.
Within the first half hour of my appt for a new set of an upper dentures, I knew I was in the care of an amazing specialist. She not only has very specialized training, she is an artist in making beautiful teeth to make a beautiful smile. She takes great care and lots of time to make sure the fit is perfect, the teeth are the right size and color, and every nuance of each tooth is just right. I have the most beautiful and comfortable upper denture I could have ever hoped for! I was in an unusual predicament and they needed to done in a short period of time as I live way across the state and my teeth had been lost at the skilled nursing facility where I was recuperating from back surgery. She even saw me on a Saturday for one set of impressions. She went out of her way to make sure I had my teeth in a very timely manner I cannot recommend Dr. Shimizu highly enough!
Dr. Shimizu Oliva was excellent. She showed me were I had problems and the possible solutions sharing with me her expert opinion. She also provided me with an estimate for the work to be done. I really enjoyed my visit (as much as you can enjoy a dentist visit).
My experience at Menlo Park Smile Design was the best. The customer service provided was great. The place looks new and impeccably clean. As soon as I came in the office I felt welcomed. The receptionist greeted me and immediately offered something to drink from their minibar in the waiting lobby. Dr. Shimizu was waiting for me so I was helped right away, which is really amazing and a first time experience for me at a dentist’s office. Dr. Shimizu made sure I felt comfortable on the chair, asked if the temperature of the room was OK and even asked me if I needed an aromatherapy pillow. I liked the fact that Dr. Shimizu explained everything I needed to know and answered all my questions without being even a little annoyed. You can tell this place is really concerned about making you feel welcomed and pleased. Dr. Shimizu did a great work with me. The office has equipment which I can tell is the latest in technology and she was very gentle when doing the work in my mouth. I did not feel any pain, I felt relax and time went a lot faster than I expected. So far I can tell this has been the best experience I have had at a dental office and with a dentist. :)
She was very pleasant and offered a lot of visual feedback.
Dr. Shimizu knows her stuff and is straight to the point, but has no problem explaining everything that is going on. Very professional and friendly!
Very transparent in process and charges. Helpful with possible course of action for the few issues she found.
The doctor is fabulous and so nice. She listened and answered to all my questions. Also she did a great job, my sensitivity is gone. I just love her. I will be bringing my mother to her in the future.