About Your Dentist – West Town Dental Care

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).

Ben Castelsky, DMD

"Doctor + ENgineer + arTIST = DENTIST"

My Mission

"To improve the oral health of the community I call home. I promise to accomplish this in an honest and open manner. I will treat every patient the same as my own family; because they are my family."


Dr. Castelsky received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of New England. As a new university with minimal specialty programs, Dr. Castelsky was given the privilege to perform procedures students would not normally be able to perform. This opportunity allowed him to hone in on his skills in advanced dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

"I can usually be found being a good Canadian, playing hockey. Other than that, I enjoy running, traveling, and running in those locations I have traveled to. I have backpacked through both Asia and Europe. Much like I enjoy getting to know my patients, I enjoy getting to know people abroad. As a true nerd, I love reading or listening to the most recent periodicals in dentistry."