Itien Emily Shaw DDS, MD
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
From a young age, Dr. Itien Emily Shaw developed an innate desire to pursue dentistry. Growing up in Taiwan, she would watch her mother diligently serving patients as a dentist, her clinic situated in the ground floor of their home. This early exposure ignited a passion within her to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a dentist herself.
Dr. Shaw immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of 13. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2005, with double majors in biology and mathematics. She then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009 and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society. From there, she furthered her training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel / Jacobi in New York and received a Doctor of Medicine degree concurrently at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
In the past few years, Dr. Shaw has been practicing as an associate surgeon at a private practice in New Jersey, mastering and perfecting her techniques, and actively pursuing board certification. She relocated to California with her husband after their son was born.
Dr. Shaw enjoys spending her time outside the office with her family. She enjoys hiking, jogging, kayaking, swimming, visiting playgrounds and the zoo with her son, and eating all things vegetarian.
Dr. Shaw hopes to establish a good rapport with all her patients. She constantly strives to build long-lasting doctor-patient relationships with mutual trust and respect by providing treatment that is best suited for her patients’ individual needs.