Shahir Malek, B.D.S, M.S.D.
Dr. Malek believes that staying on the forefront of dentistry and working closely with his patients are the keys to providing them with exceptional periodontal and dental implant care. Every year he goes well beyond the continuing education requirements of Minnesota, to ensure he knows the latest techniques in both periodontics and dental implants.
“I do a great deal to stay current in dentistry but most important is understanding what the patient needs and providing it to him/her in the most esthetic and comfortable way. I’m here to give my patients the best periodontal and implant outcomes possible.”
EDUCATION, RESEARCH & TEACHING
Misr International University - Doctor of Dental Surgery
Case Western Reserve University - Masters Certificate in PeriodonticsDr. Malek is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This signifies that he made significant achievements beyond the mandatory education requirements of the specialty of Periodontics and Implantology.
Dr. Malek earned his general practice degree from Misr International University in Egypt. There he was class president and graduated with high honors, giving the graduation speech for his entire class. Upon graduation he was awarded the Medal of Scientific Excellence by the Egyptian Dental Union.
Then Dr. Malek completed his Periodontal Residency Master’s Degree at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). CWRU is nationally recognized as having an excellent periodontal surgery & grafting program, as well as a top-notch implant surgery center.
While at Case Western Reserve University he did research regarding the link between oral cancer and periodontal disease. He was one of three finalists who presented their research at the Midwest Society of Periodontology meeting in Chicago.
Dental Clinics & Study Clubs
Dr. Malek has volunteered in a number of community dental clinics. He also is a participating member of several local dental study clubs.
ADVANCED TRAINING & SKILLS
Dr. Malek is continually advancing his knowledge and skills in periodontics and dental implants. This includes clinical training and experience in:
- Cosmetic Periodontics
- Soft Tissue and Bone Grafting
- Ridge Augmentation
- IV Sedation
- CT Scanning
- Single & Implant Site Development
- Advanced Cardiac and Life Support (ACLS)
- Interdisciplinary Case Planning
He is also fluent in French and Arabic.
MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS
Professional Affiliations – National
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
Twin Cities Study Club
Spear Study Club
Veil Orthodontic Study Club
Bloomington Study Club
North Oaks Spear Study Club
Dr. Malek enjoys many outdoor activities, including scuba diving, boating and skiing.