George B. Shinn Jr., DDS

Title: Owner, Clinical Director & Senior Endodontist
Company: EndodonticsLA
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

George B. Shinn Jr., DDS, Owner, Clinical Director & Senior Endodontist at EndodonticsLA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in dentistry.

With 45 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Shinn has excelled as the owner, clinical director and senior endodontist at EndodonticsLA since 2015. He previously served as an endodontic associate for Airport Center Family Dental from 2010 to 2018, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Skinner in Los Angeles, California from 2010 to 2017, Dr. Roland Markarian, DDS in Lancaster, California from 2009 to 2016 and Paul Campbell DDS Inc. from 1992 to 2016. During this time, he was also active in the same position with Dr. Mehta and Dr. Pandya in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2005. Beginning his career in 1974, Dr. Shinn has found further success as an endodontist operating out of a private practice in Los Angeles between 1977 and 1994.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Shinn pursued an education at the University of Southern California, from which he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He continued his academic efforts at the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where he became one of the first African-American students to graduate with a DDS in 1974. He concluded his studies at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, completing the Advanced Endodontics Specialty Program in 1977. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Shinn has been licensed to practice dental medicine in Iowa and passed the Central Regional Board Examination.

Beyond his primary responsibilities, Dr. Shinn remains associated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He has been notably affiliated with the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Los Angeles Dental Society, the Angel City Dental Society and the Western Dental Society. In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Shinn was presented with the Silver Angel Award from the Angel City Dental Society in 2015.

Esteemed as a fair, kind, compassionate and empathetic person, Dr. Shinn attributes his success to the influence of his role models as well as his ability to utilize his values on an ethical, professional and personal basis. Initially drawn to becoming a jazz musician, he decided to follow his specific career path as not many of his peers wanted to do root canals and he was noted among his class for his precision. Among his many professional highlights, he is proud to have provided treatment for patients with difficult cases, including re-implanting teeth that had been knocked out previously. Looking toward the future, Dr. Shinn hopes to take on a qualified associated and weigh the possibility of selling his practice while dedicating his time and attention to his present responsibilities.

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