About Your Dentist

Edward Shapiro, DDS

"Dentistry is the greatest profession in the world. My passion for dentistry has kept me on a journey of excellence which will continue throughout my career."

My Mission

"I enjoy building relationships with my patients, and tackling simple cases to the most complex, challenging cases. I seek to change people's lives though my skills and the wonders of modern dentistry."


  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Dentistry Buffalo, NY
  • University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

As a professional dentist, Dr. Shapiro began his post doctorate training soon after beginning his professional career. He became very proficient at most phases of dentistry. Later in his career, he was very fortunate to begin training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute. Having completed the entire core curriculum, he was able to start changing people's lives who suffered from debilitating headaches and TMJ dysfunction using the science and principals of neuromuscular dentistry. He then trained at the Misch Institute for implant dentistry where he received his Fellowship. This led to further development in his skills for both hard and soft tissue grafting along with the technology and implementation of cone beam guided surgery for implants. His skills allow him to take care of most patients' dental needs and give them the quality of life they deserve. His education journey has been very gratifying and one that he hopes to continue. Dr. Shapiro is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Charlotte Dental Society, International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics and a Fellow of the Misch Institute and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shapiro volunteers at his daughters' schools for classroom and non-classroom activities. He also enjoys bicycling, scuba diving, photography, aviation and piloting (he holds an instrument multi-engine rating).

Melissa Gonzalez, DMD

"Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do."

My Mission

"My goal is to help my patients be comfortable while providing the best care possible for them and their smile."


Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Barry University, Masters of Biomedical Sciences, North Miami, FL

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Gainesville, FL

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Gonzalez recently moved to Charlotte from Philadelphia with her fiancé and two cats. She enjoys cooking, traveling, singing (horribly), game nights, and binge-watching the newest Netflix shows. Currently, she has begun training for her third half marathon.