Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is a family-oriented pediatric dental practice.
The team at Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has received specialized training in caring for young children and children with special needs. We feel every child is a unique individual, who needs to be treated in a way that best suits their personality, age, and cognitive development.
About the Doctor
Dr. Shir received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. Upon graduation she received numerous leadership, academic and dentistry awards. Academically Dr. Shir has held a position as part time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area. Her practice was focused more on pediatric dentistry. After practicing for several years, her passion for pediatric dentistry grew stronger. She pursued her passion by completing specialty residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shir enhanced her experience while in residency by treating patients with several private practices in Boston and being an involved member of organized dentistry. Dr. Shir also has extensive training in sedation, general anesthesia and hospital dentistry, which allows her to offer dental care to extremely anxious children, children with disabilities and children with special care needs.
“I am a pediatric dentist who is passionate about providing a positive dental experience for all children and adolescents. My professional goal is to help the kids and teens in my community grow to their full potential, all the while helping them with their healthy smiles. Thus, it gives me the outmost pride and joy to be able to empower the young minds with a healthy and functional smile.
My philosophy of practice is based on the science of dentistry, and the principles of growth & development. Simply put, I believe that most good habits form during the early years of life, and that dental caries are a preventable infectious disease. Dental caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease. It’s about five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever. This is why my primary focus is centered on prevention and education. I strive to provide the best care by using the latest and most advance dental care techniques and equipment while providing our patients with a fun, and positive dental experience. We want our patients to look forward to their next appointment, but even more than that we want them to have a positive outlook on dental care and understand the disease process.”
-Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
SPOTLIGHT ON DR. SHIR
- What was your favorite food when you were a child? Pizza
- If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? Penguin
- If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? An astronaut in a space station
- What do you want to be when you grow up? A kid
- What’s your favorite movie? Finding Nemo and The Hunger Games Trilogy
- What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Ironing
- What’s your least favorite vegetable? Cauliflower
- If you have 30 minutes of free time, what would you do? Learn how to play a musical instrument (Piano most likely)