Welcome to our office!

Welcome to the website of R. Shawn Essey, D.M.D., L.L.C., a distinguished dental care provider serving the dental needs of patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Essey and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide quality dental treatment solutions for children, teens and adults. We strive to provide personalized and thorough dental care to achieve comprehensive dental wellness. From common problems to gum disease, we provide an array of dental services to meet your dental needs, including:

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your own natural teeth. Implants can restore the aesthetics of your smile, or act as an anchor for dentures.

Venus White Bleaching

It 's hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile.  Yet out teeth rarely stay as white as we'd like them to without a little help.  Venus White offers affordable, superior at home whitening for a whiter smile in one week and it is available here at Dr. Essey's office.

You can trust Venus White to help you achieve and maintain a brighter, more radiant smile.  We have a high performance Venus White option that is just right for you.

Venus White Pro is the high performance whitening system specially formulated for simple at home use.  We will work with you to create custom fit trays and will also have touch up kits available.  Use night or day for a bright, radiant smile.

Venus White Ultra offers a quick, convenient and easy way to whiten in just 7 days.  The trays are pre-filled wit mint flavored gel.  These trays are disposable and made of a super thin material offering comfort and effective whitening in just 7 days!

There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person.  First of all please maintain your usual good routine of brushing and flossing every day and be sure to keep up with your recare appointments in our office.  Avoid foods and beverages that cause stain, such as coffee, tea, red wine, tomato based foods.  Try drinking staining fluids thru a straw if possible or do a swish and swallow with water after having one of those drinks or food.


January is Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being proactive in raising awareness and instituting programs to prevent TBI's and concussions .  Since 2012 they have partnered with the NFL, USA Hockey, the US Ski  and Snowboarding Association and a dozen other national organizations to educate the public about concussions that occur during winter sports as well as other athletic activities.

You Can Take Measures to Prevent Concussions During Winter Sports!

Concussions need to be taken seriously because they may cause long term and premanent health issues that can be debilitating for many.  Recent iniatives and rule changes in both professional and amateur sports indicate that a shift in mindset about the dangers of TBI's and other head injuries is taking place.

If you or a loved one participate in winter sports, take precautions to prevent head injury during play.  The CDC suggests that winter sports enthusiasts may be able to prevent head injuries by taking the following preventive measures.

Wear approved, well maintained and properly fitted protective equipment, such as helmuts.

Stipulate a no hits to the head or other dangerous play in hockey and other sports such as skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling.

Practice safe playing techniques and encourage athletes to follow the rules of play during all winter sports events.

Take Action If a Concussion is Suspected

The CDC encourages coaches and parents to follow a four step action plan when a concussion is suspected during sports activities.  The four steps include.

Remove the athlete from play

Ensure the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.

Inform the athletes parents or guardians about the possible concussion.

Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional experienced in evaluating concussions says they are symptom free and it is ok to return to play.

So if you will be hitting the slopes or donning your hockey gear this winter, keep safety at top of your mind.  TBI's and concussions can be prevented.  To learn more visit http://carrickbraincenters/.













We are proud to announce that Dr. Essey has again been selected as a Pittsburgh Top Dentist for 2016!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!    


No matter what day or week it is this month we hope it is wonderful!  Please don't forget to show your beautiful smile and be sure to tell everyone how Dr. Essey is helping you keep that healthy smile!

Healthy smiles are our #1 priority but we can also discuss with you cosmetic changes that might enhance your smile even more.  If you would like to discuss any changes you might be considering please call Dr. Essey to give you the most up to date options.

Our web site has lots of great information on learning about your oral health!  To learn even more visit www.mouthhealthy.org/ .

We believe our high-tech office and highly skilled team will give you the confidence that you are receiving the highest standard of dental care available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Essey has been chosen in 2010 ,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine!  We want to say Thank You to all our patients!

topDentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which dentists and specialists throughout the Pittsburgh area cast "votes" on the abilities of other dentists and specialists, and because listings cannot be purchased, inclusion in topDentists is considered a singular honor.

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Thank you for visiting Dr. Essey’s website. We look forward to seeing you smile.