About Dr. Eric Shapira

Eric Shapira practiced Dentistry for over 45 years, and for over 30 years in Geriatric Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Shapira served as Chief of Dental Services at Half Moon Bay Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility for over 25 years.

He is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine who received his Masters degree in Clinical Gerontology from Notre Dame de Namur University. He is an educator and has taught courses in "Healthy Aging" and "Successful Aging," as well as courses in "Geriatric Esthetic Dentistry and Special Patient Care."

Dr. Shapira holds an MHA (Masters in Health Administration) from the University of Phoenix. He is a past Board member of the American Association of Senior Peer Counselors, a member of the American Society on Aging, a Bilingual Senior Peer Counselor for the San Mateo County Department of Mental Health, and a former commissioner on the San Mateo County Commission on Aging.
In 2014, Dr. Shapira was awarded China's Humanitarian Award, the highest award that China gives for humanitarian service.

As a Clinical Gerontologist/Aging Specialist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Author, Consultant and Lecturer, Ericis a caring, involved clinician with extensive knowledge in the aging field. His personal motto is: "No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." In 2008, Dr. Shapira was awarded the title of Visiting Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Nursing by People’s Hospital #2 and the Government of China for his volunteer teaching efforts and work there.

Dr, Shapira moved to San Diego County in 2017, where he commutes between the Bay Area and San Diego, though serves clientsst everywhere via phone & internet.

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