scottBorn and raised in Syracuse, Dr. Scott is excited to be back in town to provide dental care to patients of all ages. He understands the challenges that many patients may have with anxiety when seeking dental treatment and he strives to create a comfortable and relaxing experience. Dr. Scott welcomes patients with any concerns and he looks forward to caring for each patient’s unique dental needs.

After graduating from Westhill, he attended nearby Colgate University (Class of 2001). As a student, Dr. Scott studied Mandarin Chinese among other disciplines, which led to post-graduate education at National Taiwan University in Taipei. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Scott studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania where he met his wife, Dr. Lily Shallish. They completed an externship together at the University of Glasgow Dental Hospital where they studied advanced techniques in endodontic therapy. The two then lived in Brooklyn, NY, where Dr. Scott was a general practice resident at Long Island College Hospital, a program that integrates complex issues of comprehensive restorative treatment.

Dr. Shallish recently completed a two day continuing education course on Treatment of the Worn Dentition” at the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Shallish is an avid sports fan and he especially enjoys SU basketball, and the Arsenal Football Club. He and his wife love to travel and spend time outdoors hiking, skiing and sailing.

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