Dr. Nishith Shah, DMD

Dr. Nishith Shah, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nish Shah completed his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in 1992. He then completed dental school at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (D.M.D.) in 1997. He participated in many extracurricular research activities and finished near the top of his class. While attending Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Shah was the recipient of various scholastic and academic achievement awards. He developed a love for surgery in dental school, and decided to pursue further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After completion of dental school, he completed an intense 6-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in 2003. During his residency, he completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.) at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in 2000. Dr. Shah and his wife have made their home in Chandler, Arizona. He and his wife are active in their church and enjoy spending time with their three children. In his spare time he enjoys golf, tennis and hiking.

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2450 W Ray Rd Ste 1

Chandler, AZ 85224
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Shah manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Shah practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from Dental Implant Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Removal to Corrective Jaw Surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. He can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries and Fractures.
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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cleft Palate
  • Dental Disorders
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Teething


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Lesion Removal
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/5/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Arizona
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Carle Found Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shah has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Member
  • Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • Phoenix Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Member

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
based on 92 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
tempe |
Unpleasant experience with the dr. Would not recommend as I do not trust his doctorly abilities or advice. He questioned himself in front of me.
in gilbert,az |
I came in for painful bump in my mouth and the entire staff was extremely friendly. I was terrified of the procedure but the medical assistant even held my hand and talked me through it. Great customer service and they were able to get me in the same day and relive my pain!! I saw Dr Nguyen but he was not listed as an option for this review.
in Tempe, AZ |
Dr Nguyen did an amazing job extracting my impacted wisdom teeth and second molars. They are very informative, clean and put you at ease! Everyone there is professional and helpful. I was extremely nervous before my procedure and now it's done I'm so glad I did. Thanks AZORAL!
Chandler, AZ |
Great service!
Elk Grove, CA |
Had a wisdom tooth extracted in November and have been in pain ever since. Dr. Shah is negligent. Too busy to provide quality of care. He's polished and has a rep for being a good surgeon, but don't expect him to follow through when he screws up.
in Albuquerque, NM |
I had an open-bite and had a midface lefort. Dr. Nish Shah didn't tell me, until the day before the surgery, that he was going to have to make changes to my nose. This was after two years of already wearing braces to prepare for the surgery. He assured me that I wouldn't notice any difference, and that all of the changes would be made to the inside of my nose only. Now the tip of my nose is rotated up very high, my left nostril looks like a canyon, and is super exposed. I used to have to ti
in Sun Lakes, AZ |
Dr. Shah put an implant for tooth #30. On my follow up visit he told me the pain I felt in the tissue surrounding tooth #30 was due to an exposed nerve on an adjacent tooth. A different dentist diagnosed that to be rubbish as there is no exposed nerve on an adjacent tooth and the tissue surrounding #30 is inflamed and infected. Dr. Shah will not return my phone messages or emails. I am writing a formal complaint with the AZ State Board of Dental examiners. This very well may happen to you also.
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Dr. Shah accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
    Dental DPPO
    Dental Maintenance Organization DMO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare

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