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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. Please see our Services link under Comestic Dentistry for an in-depth look!  


We are proud to announce that Dr. Essey has again been selected as a Pittsburgh Top Dentist for 2017!!!!!  Congratulations to Dr. Essey and staff!!!   

Monthly  Update    

                                                                                                August is Immunization Awareness Month

An estimated 40.000 to 50,000 adults in the United States die from Vaccine preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year.  Vaccines have helped reduce our rate of death and disease in the United States.  Typically we think of children when it comes to vaccines but it is equally important for adults.

Influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia are potentially serious infections that are among those vaccine preventable infectious diseases.  This month is a yearly reminder for individuals to talk to their doctor to make sure that they are up to date on their vaccines.

Pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common type of bacterial pneumonia, is often spread through coughing.  The symptoms of this can come quickly and may include high fever, excessive sweating and shaking chills, coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and chest pain.  The CDC recommends all adults 65 or older receive this vaccination.

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious virus that is usually spread through coughing or sneezing.  Symptoms can impact the entire body and may include fever, muscle aches, a dry cough, sore throat and nasal congestion.  The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an influenza vaccination every  year.

Older adults and those with weakened immune systems or certain chronic health conditions like asthma or COPD are especially vulnerable to infectious disease.

So talk to your healthcare provider about these and other vaccines that may protect your health.

 We've done it again!  Dr. Essey has once again been selected as a topDentist for 2018!!!!!  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, 2017 & 2018 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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