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Dr. Pooria Shahin, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Pooria Shahin is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA He received his DDS from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he also completed a General Practice Residency. He received several awards during his training among them, The Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry and The Outstanding General Practitioner award. He practices general, aesthetic, and Implant dentistry. Dr Shahin is an active member of The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Shahin has a passion for dentistry and a sincere commitment to providing his patients with the most advanced, quality, comprehensive dental treatment available.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Columbia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Columbia University, Residency in General Practice
  • Emory University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Outstanding General Practitioner Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1700115946

Office locations

1st Impression Dental

719 Franklin Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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If you have a dental emergency you want to be seen by Dr. Shahin. He and his team seem to be expert at handling these. I was seen for a serious toothache a couple days ago. I walked in with alot of pain and walked out with no pain, and two days later it looks like nothing was ever wrong. I will be coming back soon to have all my teeth checked out very soon. Thank you
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Pooria was very kind and answered all my questions!
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Shahin is amazing!!!! I am such a baby at the dentist. But Dr. Shahin and all of First Impression Dental are wonderful. Amanda the receptionist was very helpful in finding my new insurance policy and she also makes you feelless nervous. I have recommended all of my co-workers to this office. I love that I was able to fill out the paperwork and have my check-up and cleaning in less than 40min. Being a New Yorker it’s important to be in and out in a appropriate time.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great visit with Dr. Shahin! He was very thorough, listened to my concerns, and the girls at the front were very welcoming and helpful . Would 100% recommended!!
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Had a terrible pain in my wisdom tooth for a few days, so bad that I couldn't even open my mouth. It got so bad that I had to leave work and make an emergency appointment w Dr. Shahin. They werenice enough to squeeze me in immediately. Dr. Shahin removed both of my wisdom teeth in less than 10 minutes. He is like Sully Sullenberger of wisdom tooth extractions. So cool, calm, and collected. It seemed like he could do this in his sleep. 2 hours later, no pain, and I could open my mouth all the way. He also called himself to follow up with me to make sure everything was going well. Very professional and awesome.
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Dr Shahin was great! And the office staff are really nice.
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Very rough dental cleaning.
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Visited Dr. Shahin’s office after waking up with a dental emergency. Not only was I able to see him immediately, and not only was he able to quickly and effortlessly solve my problem, but he did so in an extremely comfortingway that made me feel much more comfortable about the situation. Thanks Dr. Shahin!
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My visit went well. He explained everything to me and I like what I see so far with me teeth and will be going back.
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Friendly and very knowledgeable! They even took me early because I arrived in the office 15 min early
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Really nice. Didn’t feel rushed. Would definitely recommend!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Pooria and his staff were very helpful and patient! They helped me with my insurance and put me at ease even though going to the dentist really stresses me out.
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Very pleasant
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Very nice, professional and highly recommended.
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It was a great dental appointment. Quick and easy. Highly recommend him!
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Efficient visit and friendly staff.
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I can honestly say I had a pretty good experience coming to see Dr. Shahin . The environment was very warm and welcoming. The wait time was pretty short. The Receptionist Amanda was extremely polite . The Dental Assistant Queen mademe feel extremely comfortable prior to seeing Dr . Shahin . Dr. Shahin was very informative and did a thorough examination which included x-rays . I and I’m for a minor tooth ache and it turned it to be a severe cavity . Dr. Shahin was able to extract the cavity that caused me to be in a significant amount of pain . I overall would recommend this practice to anyone especially if you are afraid of seeing a dentist .
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Dr Shahin is truly excellent. He saw me quickly, diagnosed my issue carefully but promptly and gave me a detailed outline of my options in a way that explained risks but did not get me overly concerned. He removed a wisdomtooth in 5 minutes and I didn’t experience any pain whatsoever (not even a needle pinch from the novacaine) before or after.
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Desk staff was extremely helpful when there was an issue with my insurance. The whole process was super quick and painless.
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My daughter has been coming here since she has started needing to see a dentist. I however didn’t make it a priority to see the dentist as much as I should. My wait time was about 5-6 minutes. They took X-raysof my mouth and the dentist explained everything thoroughly. He cleaned my teeth and was as gentle as he could be. I’m happy with my experience and will be returning in the future.
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Receptionist was great and very helpful with all of my questions. The doctor was kind and he answered all of my questions and allowed me to explain my short term and long term goals for my teeth which I loved. Althoughmy teeth cleaning hurt a bit because my gums were really sensitive he was very kind the entire procedure and did an amazing job. I’m definitely returning for all of my future dental work. Best place to go.
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This office was phenomenal! So glad I went. :)
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great
Less than 1 year ago
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Good pro, good team
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Was never charged for a visit, my insurance has t changed, and all of a sudden was charged with an office fee that “isn’t covered by my insurance”
Less than 1 year ago
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Great office, short wait time I came early and within 10 minutes after my xrays, I saw the dentist . The receptionist is so amazing and nice, absolutely love her. The dentist was a little strange/aloof but was very knowledgeable aboutthe condition and best treatment for my dental condition. However, the only downside was he was a little rough when using the tools to clean my teeth. Despite that I would still recommend him.
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Amazing experience, Dr. Pooria is a professional. Make sure you make an appointment in 6 months for a cleaning.
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He was quick, polite and helpful.
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It was great
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He is very rough when cleaning your teeth, I bled a LOT and it was VERY painful(TEETH CLEANING)!
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and friendly! Loved all of the staff!
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He was a very informative and blunt He provided helpful solutions and he wants to make sure his patients have great teeth. I found his office staff very friendly and helpful!
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Guy is aloof as can be.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was friendly and efficient and the doctor was thorough and explained what he was doing as he worked. And I was out in 35 minutes!
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The office is clean and the staff super nice and accommodating!
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Dr. Shahin did a good job with the cleaning. He accurately diagnosed the need for follow-up work. I had no complaints about my visit. However, the trouble began when I requested a copy of my x-rays to get a second opinionfrom a friend in the dental profession. I got some serious Hotel California vibes as they tried every tactic in the book to keep my x-rays from me. The unprofessional behavior annoyed me to the point where I switched dentists. Dr. Shahin's office sat on my x-rays until the very last minute - in fact I'm convinced they were lying saying they had emailed them to me and were playing games to get me to miss my appointment with the new dentist and get me back. Finally, the new dentist's office called them directly and I received my x-rays in - no joke - 30 seconds. This was not a scenario where I started off wanting to switch dentists, but their behavior unsettled and annoyed me to the point where I thought it was more prudent to move.
More than 1 year ago
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Extremely friendly, honest and knowledgeable
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The office staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Shahin is amazing, he makes you feel comfortable and explains every procedure before he begins.
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Dr. Shahin was very nice. I expressed my anxiety a number of times to him, and definitely was shaking, chattering, and gagging from my anxiety. He asked several times if I was ok, and said it seemed like my desire fornumbness was a fear response, not actual pain response. As a layman, I dont know the difference in how it would change if I'd been given lidocaine, so I cant gauge it. I wish he'd laid out the pros and cons of the lidocaine so we could decide diagnostically, as opposed to just asking if I was ok with a bunch of tools in my mouth. Otherwise, he was fast, relatively gentle, and suggested I bring headphones for music the next time to calm my nerves. A nice guy.
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The most thorough cleaning I've ever received. Such warm and professional staff!
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Excellent
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Dr. Shahin was really great all around. I barely waited at all when I arrived, and the whole experience was thorough but surprisingly quick. My wife and I both go here and have nothing bad to say about it. Highly recommended!
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He's good at his job, but he's not a nice guy. I found him rude and condescending. I also ran into a friend at his office who later told me he came onto her during her appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor made me feel very comfortable, especially since I have a phobia of dentist. He explained very clearly what work I needed to get done and reassured me that I was in good hands.
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Dr. Shahin was very nice as was the technician. Only complaint i have was that he was very rough with the power tools and scraped up my gums.
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I was very pleased with the visit and the time Dr.Shahin took to speak with me before the actual cleaning. I didn't mind settting up my next appointments and really felt comfortable in the office.
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Literally perfect. Close, quick, nice, professional, killed it.
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Very knowledgeable and helpful, plus he filled a cracked tooth in twenty minutes flat.
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Appointment went great, I was very nervous but Dr. Pooria made me feel super comfortable, his assistant was wonderful!! Very clean and comfy!! I even got a goody bag ?? (made my day)
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Dr. Shahin is always so professional and deligent. He makes me feel comfortable and safe. Thank you Dr. Shahin.
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