Shenandoah Smiles

"There's Magic in Your Smile!"

243 Neff Ave., Suite N
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540)434-3933

This happy patient and her recent smile upgrade brought us all joy at Shenandoah Smiles.  She is a light and upbeat spirit who has left behind years of self conscious thoughts about her teeth.  To top it off, she looks years younger.  Thanks Dr. Shahani!  To find out more about how we can give you your smile back, check out this Webpage.
This lovely patient is from Harrisonburg.  She had to use a lot of denture adhesive before she met Dr. Shahani.  She was always afraid her denture would fly out when she was talking or eating.  Now her dental situation is rock solid and Dr. Shahani loves being her dentist.  When you reach 80 years old, it becomes even more important to eat and chew what you want.  It is one of the small joys in life.  To find out more about how we can give you your smile back, check out this Webpage.
This dentistry was recently completed in our Harrisonburg office.  Dr. Shahani was able to improve the aesthetics with this patient's problem implant over-dentures.  The dentures are held in by the implants but the patient can remove them every night for cleaning.

The Rebuilding of Mr. Lovely's Beautiful Smile


Dr. Shahani at Shenandoah Smiles, your Harrisonburg dentist, would like to share a fun case she treated with you. This is a patient of hers who had a history of throat cancer in the past. Part of his treatment included radiation to his head and neck. Patients like this have an increased risk of severe jawbone infection (osteoradionecrosis) following surgical procedures to the jaws. So we had to accomplish the restoration of his dental function and aesthetics without resorting to extractions or implant placements. He had deferred the needed treatment for some time, but newer discomfort on a lower molar and advanced breakdown of his lower front teeth made him finally decide to "bite the bullet" (pardon the pun!).













Shenandoah Smiles Comprehensive Dentistry, Harrisonburg, VA
Harrisonburg Dentist

Welcome to the Shenandoah Smiles Blog!

Hello! I am Dr. Purnima J. Shahani, DDS, MS.

My husband John and I are the owners of Shenandoah Smiles Comprehensive Dentistry in our adopted hometown of Harrisonburg, VA.

When we moved here several years ago, we realized that there were already many Harrisonburg dentists, but we had a vision of a place called "Shenandoah Smiles" which would be completely focused on providing you with the best possible dental experience, in an intimate environment. We invested in the cutting edge technologies. Over the years, we continue to uphold and extend this vision and give you the greatest possible outcome for your dental health dollars.

I have received extensive training beyond my basic dental training. As a Prosthodontist, I have years of additional schooling in how to manage both simple and more complex issues with which patients may present.  There are usually many options available to shape and manage the jaw, gums and teeth to allow your light to shine into the world through your beautiful smile.  I have been trained to develop the global vision which allows me to offer you a broad range of services. 

Some mouths (not all!) require extensive rehabilitation. My training equips me to help restore function (and smiles) to those who experience disfiguring injuries or full mouth oral disease. It also allows me to see the best way to create YOUR best, most comfortable dental function!

In our office, we offer "comprehensive" dentistry. That includes everything from (hi-tech) simple cleanings (helps to prevent gum disease) and basic fillings  to dealing with extensive bone and tooth loss, with implant supported restorations if needed.

My goal as your Harrisonburg dentist is to provide you with a lifetime of beautiful, stable functional smiles.

With this new blog, I hope to periodically update you with cutting edge information that will help you to keep your smile healthy! When possible, I will share with you the latest success stories with before and after photos and demonstrate how we are able to improve the most difficult situations with a million dollar smile.

Check back often on this page as YOUR Harrisonburg dentist grows this blog with valuable updates!

See you soon!