Boston, MA


Boston Center for Oral Health


Dr. Shamardi lecturers nationally and internationally in topics within periodontics and hearing loss in dentistry and has published multiple articles. He practices full-time in addition to teaching part-time at the Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics and is the founder of Dental Innovations LLC.

Dr. Sam Shamardi earned his DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, he was elected class president for all four years by his peers.

Dr. Shamardi received his Periodontal certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full-time while teaching part-time as a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics.

Dr. Shamardi is the founder of Dental Innovations LLC, a company aimed at providing novel solutions to unaddressed issues within dentistry. He is a member of Catapult Education's speakers bureau, lecturers nationally and internationally in topics within periodontics and hearing loss in dentistry and has published multiple articles while being recognized as a dental entrepreneur for his revolutionary EarAid product.

His newest venture includes the publication of his first book, The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists, aimed at helping graduating and early career dental professionals understand the fundamental financial tools needed to establish their careers.

In his spare time, Dr. Shamardi enjoys traveling and following his favorite soccer club, Real Madrid. He is fluent in three languages and enjoys following current affairs and history.

Courses Offered

Sam Shamardi, DMD is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.

Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Over 80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease, yet practices routinely overlook periodontal treatment. Why? Primarily because doctors and hygienists are not trained to diagnose and treatment plan periodontal therapy.

This course reviews in detail clinical and diagnostic factors for periodontal disease along with criteria necessary for referring cases for different forms of periodontal therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review all diagnostic and clinical factors essential in properly identifying periodontal disease
  • Understand what factors should be considered in referring cases to periodontal specialists and how such cases present themselves clinically.
  • Learn ways to transform your practice productivity with zero additional time and investment in marketing
Surgical Extractions with Simultaneous Bone Grafting

Understanding the transformation an extraction site undergoes upon removal of a tooth is essential for advancing your restorative outcomes.

This course will provide a foundation in understanding how to surgically remove teeth atraumatically to minimize bone loss while learning the vital role biomaterials play in your future implant and/or prosthetic therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish an atraumatic technique for surgical extractions
  • Understand how to counter the significant functional and esthetic challenges tooth removal creates
  • Know when to utilize specific bone and membrane materials to maximize results
Dentistry’s Deafening Silence: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Dental Professionals are exposed daily to chronic levels of damaging sounds that result in permanent and irreversible loss of hearing over the course of their careers along with significant systemic health repercussions.

This course will show how each dental professionals' career and quality of life are at risk due to our working environment and a novel solution which can prevent this from happening.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how your career as a dental professional jeopardizes your hearing
  • Review literature and statistics to understand why hearing loss is inevitable without proper protection
  • Understand how hearing loss causes significant systemic health issues
No More Crowning Around: Mastering Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is considered a periodontal procedure most general dentists feel comfortable performing, yet among periodontal specialists is regarded as one of the most difficult.

This course reviews in detail all aspects of functional and esthetic crown lengthening and demonstrates through literature and clinical cases why this surgical procedure warrants far more discussion when under consideration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand clinical and diagnostic criteria necessary for crown lengthening cases
  • Review surgical steps and instrumentation for functional and esthetic cases and the myth of the biologic width
  • Learn why and when to avoid crown lengthening for treatment
Successful Periodontal Management: A Collaborative Approach

Having a hygiene program with strong periodontal knowledge is critical to the success and long-term maintenance of patients in any dental practice. Therefore it’s critical the hygiene team have established guidelines for treatment around implants and natural teeth.

This course reviews the essential diagnostic and radiographic criteria the hygiene team needs to identify for the collaborative role they play in the treatment and referral of periodontal cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when it is time to refer to the periodontist
  • Discover medical conditions that would be contraindicated and/or complicate certain periodontal procedures
  • Review surgical and non-surgical cases and RDHS role in the long-term success of patient outcomes
The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists

Dental/Hygiene school prepares us for the clinical aspects of dentistry, but not for the business of dentistry itself. As dental professionals, we graduate with massive debt and must act as our own small business entities without knowing how to begin structuring our financial lives.

This lecture reviews the crucial factors needed to create a financial foundation for our careers, and helps provide instant steps that can be implemented to regain control over your financial freedom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why your student loan interest payment is a silent killer
  • Learn all your options for disability, life, and malpractice insurances
  • Create a structured savings plan that will secure your future

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