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Laura Shim DMD

General Dentistry

Dr. Shim is a general dentist who was drawn to dentistry because she found it to be the perfect mix of science and art. Dr. Shim enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry. Not only is she certified in Invisalign and Diode Laser, but she has experience in implant dentistry, anterior/posterior root canals and veneers. She prides herself in being able to build a great relationship with patients and being a team player!


• Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
• Dental: Dental: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


• Invisalign certified
• Diode laser certified


• 4330 Maple Road, Amherst, New York 14226

What do you say to people about their fear of going to the dentist?
I understand! Going to the dentist is rarely anyone’s favorite thing to do. In fact, my dad has had a fear of going to the dentist almost his entire life and has just recently gotten more comfortable. He has come a long way in terms of managing his fear of dental treatment and his overall oral health. I understand your fears, and am here to help.

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Communication, patient care, attention to detail

What is your favorite aspect of dentistry?
Empowering patients by educating them on their own oral health and executing all the tiny details of treatment