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Dr. Nazim Shahi

11 Years
Experience

Locations

Central Texas Oral Health
5625 Eiger Road, Suite 135
Austin, Texas
Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Biography

Dr. Nazim Shahi completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He pursued his dental studies at Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and graduated with honors in 2009. He then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas and received his certificate in 2010. Dr. Shahi is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Mensa. Committed to life-long learning, Dr. Shahi spends numerous hours each year in continuing education courses to further his knowledge of dentistry and oral medicine. He is actively pursuing fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry and hopes to achieve that distinction this year. He resides in southwest Austin with his wife, son, and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and is an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

I've been a dentist for close to 10 years and have extensive experience in treating simple and complex oral conditions. I graduated with honors from the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Following graduation, I was one of eight students selected for a one-year Advanced Education in General Dental residency at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in Dallas, Texas. I am very committed to continuing education and am currently pursuing Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry (500 hours of continuing education). I pride myself on my technical skill, attention to detail and chair-side manner.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

I focus on a variety of treatments, but my top three are veneers, crown & bridge, and tooth-colored fillings. In addition, my practice puts a strong emphasis on prevention and patient education.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Everything! My wife and I built this office ourselves. I oversaw the layout and functionality and she was in charge of the design and aesthetic. We absolutely love the way it turned out. We also are very proud of our staff. Ivette, our dental assistant, has been with us since we opened. Janet, our front desk coordinator, came on shortly after. Michelle is our hygienist and has been with us for over a year. We are a small little family over here at Central Texas Oral Health and we consider our patients an extension of that family as well!

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I really enjoy all aspects of dentistry. That is one of the reasons I was initially attracted to the field. There is so much variety and no two patients are ever alike. Recently, I've been taking a lot of continuing education that has focused on improving people's smiles. As we do more and more of these cases, I've found I really enjoy them. Restoring youth, beauty and confidence to a patient is a great feeling!

Offered Services 14 Services

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English Gujarati Spanish

Most Helpful Reviews
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  • Reviewed on May 5th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Though a bit far out if you live in Central/Downtown Austin it was a pretty quick drive. It was a great office, clean and modern. Dr. Nazim Shahi was efficient and kind. Staff was very nice.
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  • Reviewed on February 13th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Highly reccomend. He was upfront, thorough and his prices are very reasonable. I will be going go him from now on.
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  • Reviewed on February 7th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Nazim’s office was sparkling and clean with a great atmosphere. I was greatly warmly and felt like everyone was very accommodating. The doctor and his assistant were very thorough and collected a lot of information about my health history. They were clear about their recommendations and plan for moving forward. Would recommend.
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  • Reviewed on February 6th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I have never had such a thorough dental exam. Dr. Shahi was wonderful and very thorough with his exam. Typically the cleaning is done my the dental assistant, but he did the whole cleaning himself. The staff were lovely as well, and the space is pleasant.
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  • Reviewed on February 5th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Wow! We've been going to Austin Modern Dentistry for almost a decade because we were too lazy to switch. Every time we went in for a cleaning the staff was different, which wasn't a good sign to me. Why go somewhere for years when you don't have one dentist who knows you and your history? My sister switched to Dr. Shahi using Opencare, and I followed suit after she raved about him. I had a great experience as well, and, hands down, the BEST CLEANING I've ever had in my life. Next up is getting our mom switched over! We're never going back to Austin Modern Dentistry!
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  • Reviewed on December 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    From someone that has a bit of a fear seeing a dentist I had an amazing experience with Dr Nazim Shahi and his office staff. The office staff is a true first impact of an office. So excited to have a new dentist after 15years. Thank you Dr Shahi
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  • Reviewed on November 22nd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I am so glad that I also referred my sister to Dr. Shahi. I visited him this morning and he was incredibly thorough. Unlike other dentists where I felt mostly handled by other staff with a quick pop in from the dentist who seemed like he/she was already halfway out the door the minute they walked into the room, Dr. Shahi asked lots of questions and gave me the opportunity to ask lots of questions as well. He even came to the front and reviewed next steps during checkout as well. My mom just had an appointment last month at our old dentist, but 100% her next appointment will be with Dr. Shahi. My sister is already booked for January.
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  • Reviewed on November 10th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Outstanding visit. Knowledgavle dentist, clean and professional office. Highly recommend
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  • Reviewed on October 4th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Nazim is very thorough and friendly. All the staff are attentive, friendly and helpful.
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  • Reviewed on September 27th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    He was very through and although some dentists would have gone ahead and done work on me, he was more concerned about getting me the right help. He even came out personally to escort me to the room I would be in and was concerned about my medical conditions.
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  • Reviewed on September 10th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    He does a great job at his work but also cares about his patients, super friendly
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  • Reviewed on August 16th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Clean beautiful facility, everyone was extremely kind and accommodating.
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  • Reviewed on April 27th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi was great! Although he speaks at a rapid rate of speed, he is very knowledgeable and explains everything very clearly and thoroughly. I like that he uses both xrays and pictures to enhance his explanations. He is very thorough and detail oriented. He also seems like a genuinely warm and caring person. His staff is great and the hygienist did a fantastic job! I’d highly recommend this dental office.
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  • Reviewed on April 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very courteous, knowledgeable, and an overall pleasant experience.
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  • Reviewed on March 21st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi was very friendly and accommodating. I had not been to a dentist in many years, but he and his technician, Ivette, put me at ease and helped me understand the importance of maintaining good dental health. He was informative and didn’t come off as lecturing me.
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  • Reviewed on March 9th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi is incredibly professional and excels at keeping you involved during the cleaning and check-up procedures. I felt at ease the whole time, and he took great care to explain what he was doing and why in a digestible manner. The rest of the staff at Central Texas Oral were very friendly and willing to help me navigate administrative stuff. I certainly plan on going back, it was a phenomenal experience.
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  • Reviewed on March 2nd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Best experience I’ve had at a dentist office and that’s no exaggeration.
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  • Reviewed on February 26th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    He was amazing and even played with my daughter during my visit!
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  • Reviewed on January 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Extremely thorough and professional.
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  • Reviewed on December 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The team was very thorough, from getting X-rays and cleaning, to talking me through insurance coverage.
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  • Reviewed on November 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi is quick-witted and seems like a great dentist after just one visit. The whole experience was very professional, modern, and comfortable.
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  • Reviewed on October 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Great service and gave precise review of dental exam. Great office with a friendly staff.
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  • Reviewed on October 20th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough. Team is efficient. Great experience. The staff was polite, their operation is very fluid.
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  • Reviewed on October 11th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Quick, easy, and explained everything. Highly recommended!
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  • Reviewed on September 15th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr.Shahi was very attentive, kind, & informative. My dental hygienist was amazing and very thourogh! I came out feeling like a million bucks.
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  • Reviewed on September 1st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Staff was really nice and visit was quick, appreciated the communication during the entire visit about what was going on.
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  • Reviewed on August 31st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    They are all very friendly at the office, and patient! Dr. Shahid is laid back and explains everything he does with you, and walks through the entire process. He’s great!
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  • Reviewed on August 17th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    He is awesome! Super friendly and relatable, explains everything.
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  • Reviewed on August 6th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I had a really great first appointment with Dr. Shahi and team. Offices were easy to find with abundant parking. I received initial paperwork via email well ahead of time so I was able to bring them with me. The appointment itself was efficient moving from the introduction, x-rays, check-up, cleaning and checkout very smoothly. Dr. Shahi was informative and easy to talk to. Glad to have found my long-term dentist in Austin!
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  • Reviewed on July 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The doctor took the time to sit and chat in his office before any x-rays were taken or dental work was performed. Dr. Shahi also went through my x-rays with me in detail and answered all of my questions.
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  • Reviewed on July 27th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I'm so happy to finally find a new dentist. They took their time and answered all my questions. The hygienist was very fragile. I have a follow up next month.
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  • Reviewed on July 27th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi greeted me with a handshake and it went uphill afterwards. He was thorough in explaining everything to me and my options. I appreciate that he was easy to talk to.
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  • Reviewed on July 20th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    He is very friendly, professional, and detail oriented. I got my cavity treatment and didn’t feel any pain. I would definitely come back. For cleaning/scaling, I felt bit more pain compared to my previous dental hospital, but it was tolerable.
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  • Friendly staff
    Reviewed on July 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Clean and modern office with an excellent staff. Very welcoming and patient centered practice.we
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  • Kind, polite & efficient service.
    Reviewed on July 7th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Shahi was kind enough to see me on a dental emergency on short notice. Janet at the front desk was friendly and patient. I was very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the entire staff.
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  • Great environment and experience!
    Reviewed on July 6th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Staff was well informed and very friendly.
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  • A clean, modern, office with great staff.
    Reviewed on July 5th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Every step with Dr. Shani and his staff was clear, professional, and exceptional. In my appointment he listened to my concerns and even asked my goals. This was one of the best appointments of my life.
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