Alameda Pediatric Dentistry is growing! If you’ve been to the office this summer, you’ve probably noticed a couple of new faces making their rounds. Dr. Adam Shaffer became part of the Alameda Pediatric Dentistry team on July 17, and Dr. Michael Wahl joined us shortly after.
“I am extremely proud to join the Alameda Pediatric Dentistry team,” Dr. Wahl says. “I hope to bring additional experience in helping the cranio-facial patient, and for those patients needing general anesthesia.”
A Bay Area native who grew up in San Mateo, Dr. Wahl received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and completed his dentistry degree and pediatric dental residency at New York University. When he’s not helping patients at the Alameda office or teaching pre-doctoral students at the University of Pacific Dental School, Dr. Wahl may often be spotted at the movie theater or out on the stands, supporting one of our local sports teams. Go Giants!
A baseball fan himself, Dr. Shaffer grew up playing Alameda Little League baseball. In between matches and practice sessions, he was a regular visitor to Alameda Pediatric Dentistry, where he was himself a patient.
“I am thrilled to be practicing dentistry back in my hometown, and this office is definitely where going to the dentist made a positive impression on me early on,” Dr. Shaffer says. “I look forward to serving each family and child as though they were my own.”
Dr. Shaffer attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree before moving to UCLA for his dental education. Throughout his student years, athletics continued to play a large role in his life. Dr. Shaffer was part of the NCAA Division I cross country and track teams in Berkeley, and he learned to surf and paddle board in LA.
“I am an avid sports fan,” Dr. Shaffer says.
Both doctors believe in giving back to the community. Dr. Shaffer has provided dental care to underserved communities in Honduras and Fiji, and Dr. Wahl has participated in outreaches in the Dominican Republic and Alaska.
Be sure to say hello to our spectacular new associates the next time you’re in! We’re lucky to have them aboar