Dr. Joshua Shieh is a third generation clinician who’s family holds a tradition of dentistry since 1937. In 1999 and 2000, he was presented the “Best Outgoing Student Award” and the “Best National Service Leader Award” twice from Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai, India. He graduated from South India’s acclaimed Dr. MGR Medical University in 2006 and was awarded the “Student Plaque Award for the Most Outstanding Student” by the International College of Dentists in Washington DC.
He worked at various positions in management, clinical, and academics for 3 years at his alma mater and returned to complete his Master’s degree program in the subject of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2012.
In pursuit of further edification, he moved with his family to Canada in 2013, qualified for the Canadian National Dental Examination Board exams in less than 9 months and received his dental license and membership from the RCDSO in 2015.
He was shortlisted in the top 75 among the 634 nominees for the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards” for the year 2016.
He is the founder and former program director for the Academy of International Dental Education, an institute that aims to educate foreign-trained dentists for North American dental board exams.
Dr. Shieh currently serves as a clinical instructor at the Oral Rehabilitation Centre, Grad Periodontics clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and volunteers as a committee member at the Ontario Dental Association. A fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), member to the American Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), commits his efforts with special interests in hard and soft tissue regeneration related to implant dentistry.
A sanguine by nature with recreation en route to singing, innovative think tanking and motivation for young adults, he devotes and contributes every day towards making small, thoughtful changes to make the world a better place.