Meet Dr. Tushar Shah
Dr. Shah graduated from the Honors College at University of Illinois, Chicago in biomedical engineering in 1996. After completing a chemical engineering internship at a dental materials company, he decided to pursue dentistry. He received a full academic scholarship to the University of Illinois Dental School. He maintained the highest standards throughout dental school while conducting research during all four years. Dr. Shah stayed active in Dental School Council and was elected as the President of the Dental School Council.
Upon completion of his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000, Dr. Shah pursued his interest in biomechanics and orthodontics at the New York University orthodontics program. While finishing his orthodontics program, Dr. Shah was also a faculty member in the restorative and radiology department at the NYU School of Dentistry. He completed his orthodontics residency in 2002.
Dr. Shah is a specialist in orthodontics. He has further distinguished himself amongst his peers by becoming a board-certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics. Although some dentists offer braces, only five percent of dentists are orthodontists, and only one percent have completed board certification.
He is an avid believer in continuing his journey to be a better orthodontist, and takes various continued education courses relating to dentistry.
Dr. Shah and his family currently reside in Aurora, IL. He and his wife are raising four children and are very active in all the children's activities. Dr. Shah enjoys coaching basketball, soccer, and baseball for various youth organizations, and enjoys golfing, hiking, and skiing.