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Meet the Doctor

Sonal S. Shah, DDS

  • Board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist
  • Associate Professor, UNLV School of Dental Medicine


  • Diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of oral diseases, tumors, precancers and cancers
  • Soft tissue biopsies and excisions
  • Management of chronic mucous membrane diseases such as lichen planus, pemphigoid, pemphigus, and erythema multiforme
  • Herpetic and aphthous ulcer management and pain relief
  • Oral fungal and viral infections
  • Management of dry mouth and burning mouth
  • Examination and evaluation of radiographic pathology and abnormalities


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency, New York Hospital Queens
  • DDS, University of Texas Houston School of Dentistry
  • BS Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Author/co-author of several academic journal publications
  • Current officer of several national professional organizations
  • Highly sought-after expert and speaker at several national conferences

Why Choose UNLV Oral Pathologist Sonal S. Shah, DDS?

Extensive experience in clinical oral pathology

  • 13 years of experience at NYU College of Dentistry
  • Former DIRECTOR of Oral Medicine Clinic at NYU
  • Private practice experience in 2 NYC locations 
  • Currently practicing at UNLV for 2 years+

Board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

  • Board-certified since 2005

Expert in the specialty that is regularly sought out by national and local dental groups

  • Solicited to give presentations at American Dental Association National Meeting, Academy of General Dentistry, Greater NY Dental Meeting, specialty oral pathology meetings, local and regional dental societies
  • Solicited reviewer for several reputable dental journals
  • Appointed officer on national oral pathology and oral medicine organizations






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