Dr. Shapiro received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He continued his education with graduate work in industrial engineering and operations research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry 1982.

After a year of postgraduate education, Dr.Shapiro continued his academic affiliations with teaching positions on Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition to being a visiting lecturer at New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Shapiro lectures internationally, teaching dentists the newest methods in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. He is one of a small number of members accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and served as President of its New York Chapter. 


He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of the Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics and a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. In addition to authoring many articles and appearing in many consumer publications, he consults with several of the dental industries leading manufacturers in the areas of product development and clinical testing of materials and techniques. Dr. Shapiro was also a team dentist for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League for 10 years and is currently a consultant to them.