About Dr Maheer Shah

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to Perth when I was about 4 years old. I grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth (Hillarys) and went to St Marks Anglican Community School. I was fortunate to  graduate with a direct pathway into dentistry at University of Western Australia, which meant I graduated in 2015 at the age of 22 years old. After working for 18 months I found I was quite young to be a dentist and lacked  a lot of life experience, so I decided to solo travel across 4 continents in 2016,  and then returned to dentistry 6 months later. I came to realise my passion for dentistry while travelling as it was the first thing I missed while I was away. I returned back from travelling and have spent the last 5 years focused on my dentistry and improving my skills, especially in using the latest techniques and technology. In my spare time, enjoy training in Muay Thai boxing (for the past 6 years), scuba diving (13 years) and free diving (still new), and working on my side business called Dr Grillz which focuses on providing tooth jewellery to clients across Australia. I am extremely passionate about dentistry as we are now in a time where treatment does not have to be a miserable experience, and we now have ultra conservative methods to create smiles which don’t involve damaging the natural teeth in the slightest. I hope to bring you to your desired smile with the least amount of dentistry as possible.

Experience

Current: Study Leave

Jan 2019 - Mar 2021

Diamond Smiles Dental

Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry: Smile makeovers, injectables, direct & indirect restorations, CEREC/CAD-CAM,

June 2018 - Sept 2019

Duncraig Dental Care

General dentistry, direct & indirect restorations, CEREC/CAD-CAM and root canal therapy.

Jan 2015 - Nov 2018

Keys Dental Centre

General dentistry, direct & indirect restorations, injectables and aesthetic dental work.

hobbies

Scuba Diving

Deep sea diving, drift diving, night diving and free diving. Dived in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Iceland, Croatia, Mexico, Kenya, Hawaii

Photography:

Macro, product & underwater photography

Muay Thai:

Trained in Thailand, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Stockholm (MMA)

Yoga:

Currently completing Kundalini Yoga teacher training (KRI)

Education

Current

Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics (SAT) (Sydney)

Mastership in Biomimetic & Restorative Dentistry (Utah)

Dec 2020

Szabi Hant Photography Course (Perth)

Oct 2020

AORTA Clear Aligner Masterclass (Melbourne)

April 2020

AORTA Clear Aligner Essentials (Melbourne)

May 2019

Maxim Belograd: Mastering Tooth Preparation; Veneers, Crowns and Onlays (Sydney)

April 2019

SPEAR Restorative Design with Dr Bob Winter (Arizona)

Jan 2019

Mastering CEREC: Module I (Sydney)

Mar 2017

AADFA Fundamentals: Botox & Dermal Filler (Sydney)

Apr 2016

Practical Oral Surgery

May 2015

Style Italiano: The Complete Composite Course (Singapore)

2010-2014

Bachelor of Dental Science (UWA)

OVER A DECADE IN THE INDUSTRY

Born in Nairobi and raised in Perth’s northern suburbs, I attended St. Marks Anglican Community School before graduating in dentistry from the University of Western Australia at 22. After gaining initial experience, I traveled solo across four continents in 2016, which reignited my passion for dentistry. I’ve since focused on mastering advanced dental techniques and technology. Beyond dentistry, my interests include Muay Thai, scuba diving, free diving, and managing Dr Grillz, my tooth jewellery business. In early 2024, I co-founded Azure Dental with Tim and Sophie, aiming to offer smiles with minimal intervention, using ultra-conservative methods that respect natural teeth.

Experience

Jan 2015 - Nov 2018

KEYS DENTAL CENTRE

General dentistry, direct & indirect restorations, injectables and aesthetic dental work.

June 2018 - Sept 2019

DUNCRAIG DENTAL CARE

General dentistry, direct & indirect restorations, CEREC/CAD-CAM and root canal therapy.

Jan 2019 - Mar 2021

DIAMOND SMILES DENTAL

Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry: Smile makeovers, injectables, direct & indirect restorations, CEREC/CAD-CAM.

April 2015 - Present

FOUNDER, DR GRILLZ

Specialising in removable oral jewellery, grillz and tooth gems.

December 2023 - Present

CO-FOUNDER, AZURE DENTAL

Focusing on aesthetic restorative procedures, utilising the latest in dental materials and techniques.

Education