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Dr. Marina Shimshi, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

New York, NY

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
Visiting Dr. Shimshi was an amazing experience! The appointment was fast - overall she was very kind. I had trouble witha tooth, she took me in quick after I mention it was an emergency - can’t wait to see her again for a follow up appointment.
Visiting Dr. Shimshi was an amazing experience! The appointment was fast - overall she was very kind. I had trouble with a tooth, she took me in quick after I mentionit was an emergency - can’t wait to see her again for a follow up appointment.
Jovan S. · March 17, 2019
Dr. Marina Shimshi and staff were absolutely amazing! I was seated right when my appointment was for and the dentist aswell as assistant were extremely friendly and informative during my first visit with them. I’ve been telling everyone I know about the positive experience!
Dr. Marina Shimshi and staff were absolutely amazing! I was seated right when my appointment was for and the dentist as well as assistant were extremely friendly and informative duringmy first visit with them. I’ve been telling everyone I know about the positive experience!
Lauren P. · November 19, 2018

About Dr. Marina Shimshi

Dr. Shimshi is considered a leader in cosmetic and general dentistry among her peers. Having spent several years in training in cosmetics and restorative dentistry with top cosmetic dentists, practicing and furthering her education simultaneously, she has developed a unique technique for porcelain veneer preparation that involves minimal tooth loss. The results are invisible to the naked eye. Dr. Shimshi has completed Invisalign training to assist in thorough treatment planning. She taught as clinical instructor at New York University's College of Dentistry's Operative Department for several years. Dr. Shimshi started a private practice in 2004 where she successfully placed thousands of veneers and cosmetic crowns. Dr. Shimshi is committed to treating the whole patient with excellence and compassion. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and daughters.

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Advantica
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Awards and publications

  • Who's Who among students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Outstanding College Students of American Colleges and Universities- 1989
  • Invisalign Certification

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1811081755

Dr. Marina Shimshi's office location

Smile Designer NYC

30 East 60th St., Suite 503

New York, NY 10022

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Visiting Dr. Shimshi was an amazing experience! The appointment was fast - overall she was very kind. I had trouble with a tooth, she took me in quick after I mention it was an emergency - can’t wait to see her again for a follow up appointment.
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Dr. Marina Shimshi and staff were absolutely amazing! I was seated right when my appointment was for and the dentist as well as assistant were extremely friendly and informative during my first visit with them. I’ve been telling everyone I know about the positive experience!
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Very efficient yet gentle. And great at making me feel at ease. Highly recommended
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Dr. Shimshi and team were polite and quick. She was happy to explain the details to my dad on the phone. They were also flexible when I asked my appointment be pushed back. When I asked for my scans to beemailed to me they did it before I even left the office!
Less than 1 year ago
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I’ve been going to Dr. Shimshi for years now and she has always had the best bedside manners and staff. If you have completed wearing aligners like I did, Dr. Shimshi will gladly put a permanent retainer in (which is life changing). I highly recommend her!
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Best time at a dental visit.
More than 1 year ago
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She is a wonderful doctor, made me very comfortable and treated me with care
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I liked Dr. Shimshi very much and her staff are very friendly. However, they need to do better about telling their patients if something is not covered by insurance as I was charged a pretty penny for some bonding. If Iwas told beforehand, I would have waited until next month when my 2018 insurance would have covered the expense.
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Very professional and very good at what she does. Best cleaning I’ve ever had, plus rightfully gave me a needed talking to about flossing and getting a cleaning more often.
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I found Dr. Shimshi through ZocDoc and have been going to her for about three years. She and all the staff in the office are super nice. They invest in you as a patient and are very easy to work withif you have questions regarding billing, insurance, appointment changes, etc. The office is quiet and clean, and there is never a wait to be seen once you arrive for your appointment. I would highly recommend her practice!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shimshi was very professional, organized, and kind. Her staff was very welcoming and accommodating. I would recommend to EVERYONE .
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My visit was excellent. I had a thorough exam by the doctor, who recommended appropriate treatment and took care of my needs. It is a clean and welcoming office environment.
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awesome visit. This is a calm and professional office. Loved it
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This was my 3rd check up appointment. an all around good experience. Dr. Shimshi was thorough. From the start, She actually listened to me and addressed every small concern. I was left with so much knowledge about my teeth and afeeling she really cared about my health. Over the last year, my teeth and gums have improved tremendously. The assistant is gentle and seems to really love her job. The receptionist is always really helpful with my insurance and made sure I had no surprises. The reason i was seeking a new dentist was because of billing issues., then a friend recommended Dr. Shimshi. The office is intimate, clean, and modern. I have recommended several of my close friends. Two of them went and loved the experience too. I wholeheartedly recommend. I also just love seeing the same faces every time, I detest offices that are revolving doors for staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shimshi listened to all of my concerns patiently and answered them clearly. She also had a kind, friendly demeanor, and I got the impression she wouldn't recommend any work unless it was necessary. I felt that she cared aboutmy health. Her assistant was gentle. Receptionist at the front desk was efficient and proffessional. I Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Friendly office. Warm and welcoming. Loved the attention to detail. Seamless experience.
More than 1 year ago
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All I wanted was a cleaning but she spent a ton of time trying to sell me on other preventative dental work that I did not need.
More than 1 year ago
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I had 3 fillings done today, didn't feel any discomfort. Dr. Shimshi has such gente hands. I highly recommend her. Do not hesitate to book here, everyone is so caring and I trust them.
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Avoid by all means! Unless you like unwanted procedures! They are just here to max out your insurance as they don't have enough patients.
More than 1 year ago
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I highly recommend Dr. Shimshi as a primary dentist. Her high level of service, professionalism and welcoming personality maintains our doctor/patient relationship after three (going on four) consistent visits. With her clean office space,friendly and supportive staff and phenomenal dental work on my teeth, I'm a Dr. Shimshi client for life.
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I had a very good visit. I was seen right away, the cleaning was really thorough and Dr. Shimshi presented the treatment options very clearly.
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beautiful, clean and well organized office. The staff was professional and caring. I thought the doctor was great. She did fillings and i felt no pain during or after. I will be going back.
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Dr. Shimshi overcharged me for basic filling work after speaking with other dentists. She maxed out my insurance coverage across two appointments to complete just three fillings. Would not refer anyone to her.
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Dr. Shimshi is personable and accommodating. My experiences with her have been very comfortable. Some dentists I've been to in the past can be a little inconsiderate of the patient's comfort during cleanings or xrays, but I have no complaints with Dr. Shimshi. She is my permanent dentist now!
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Dr. Shimshi did the most beautiful bondings. i am so happy with my visit. She is great for cosmetics.
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Dr. Shimshi was very nice and considerate, and did not seem rushed at all in her care. Her staff is ESPECIALLY nice. I would highly recommend her as a dentist.
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My visit was excellent. I find Dr. Shimshi to be so professional and caring. I feel really comfortable talking to her. My concerns were fully addressed. I am definitely in good hands here. Highly recommended and trustworthy.
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Fantastic
More than 1 year ago
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I had an excellent experience as a first time patient of Dr. Shimshi's. From start to finish, I felt like I was in good hands. The staff was friendly and very attentive. I also loved the fact that Dr. Shimshi herselfdid my cleaning and was very hands on during my appointment. (Usually, these services are performed by dental hygienists). I am very much looking forward to my next appointment here and highly recommend this practice if you are looking for a new dentist in NYC.
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Quick, efficient, and professional.
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First class
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Doctor Shimshi has great bedside manner. She is professional and warm. She does offer cosmetic dental services which are not really appealing to me but I go to her for my standard dental work. I've been going to her for acouple of years now and she's generally been on time, on my last visit, she was running really late. They gave me a call letting me know they were running 15 mins late so I turned up 15 mins past my appointment but I didn't see the doc until an hour after my scheduled time. I think this was a once off though and I wouldn't hold it against her.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and helpful!! Loved my visit!!!
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Literally the best dentist visit I have ever had in my life! Very gentle cleaning, very thorough exam, took her time I explaining things to me, even let me know the cost of everything before I agreed to any procedures soI didn't have any surprise bills. The receptionist was a little tired because it was the end of the day, the dental assistant was extremely friendly, and she seemed to like working with Dr. Shimshi as well. I work with doctors every day, so I know how important the relationship between the doctor and the staff is. She sees a couple of other people from my company as well, and they all rave about her. Highly recommended, and I've definitely found my dentist for as long as I'm in NYC!
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On my first visit to a dentist in years, she quickly filled two cavities. Surprisingly, I never felt discomfort. She is quite knowledgeable and happy to answer all my questions. Her staff is super friendly and helpful too.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shimshi and her dental assistant, Evelyn, were both friendly and professional. They made me feel immediately comfortable and at ease. I would definitely recommend Dr. Shimshi to a friend.
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she is wonderful!!
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First class
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Great visit. Dr. Shimshi explained everything to me and was super gentle. The hygienist is also super sweet and comforting. I definitely recommend this office to anyone.
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Dr. Shimshi is wonderful. I visited her recently for the first time. She is incredibly knowledgable, trust worthy & gave great advice for my interest in veneers and allowing me to understand why it is important to have my wisdom teeth removed. Highly recommend her!
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First class , really excellent . The wait time was no issue as they called me to let me know .
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Excellent
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Very gentle, knowledgeable and accurate. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Shimshi was very warm and welcoming. I visited her to get a second opinion on possible periodontal work. She explained everything thoroughly and was very open to my questions and concerns. I look forward to seeing her for my next cleaning.
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Dr. Shimshi and her staff were professional and helpful. She was able to answer my questions during consultation and very thorough in my cleaning. One of my life dislikes is visiting dentist. She made the visit a pleasant one. I highly recommend her!
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I arrived early for my appointment and I was still seen right away. Dr. Shimsi was very gentle and thorough. She was great!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shimshi and her assistant, Evelyn, gave the best experience at my dentist visit. They are very knowledgable and understanding. I will definitely come back.
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Dr.Shimshi and her assistant are wonderful! She did a great job on my root canal and tooth restoration. They made me feel so comfortable. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Shimshi was the most professional doctor I have ever seen. She explained what she was doing, reviewed my medical history, reviewed my dental history as well as asked me what I wanted to work on. She explained each of thesolutions she had and we set a game plan for how we would address them in the short-term. I can tell from my first appt. that she is going to be my favorite doctors visit in the future. I highly recommend.
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Very thorough and insightful!
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