E. Shapter, D.D.S.
Dr. David Shapter is a Board Certified
Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a native of
Erie and has a Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania
State University. He went on to continue his education
at the Ohio State University receiving a Masters Degree
in Pathology before attending the College of Dentistry.
He served in the US Army Dental Corps for 5 years, where
he completed the Residency in General Practice. In 1983,
he returned to Ohio State and Columbus Children’s
Hospital and completed his Residency in Pediatric
Dentistry in 1985.
Dr. Shapter established Pediatric
Dentistry of Erie in 1985 and recently moved his office
to the newly renovated Standard Square Building, located
a 128 West 12th Street in downtown Erie. He and his wife
Bev are very proud of their four sons,( three of which
have received the Eagle Scout Award). They are both very
committed to community service and are actively involved
with several organizations including their church, the
Boy Scouts of America, the Grottoes of North America,
and the Erie County Dental Association.
Our Office Team
is headed up by our Office
Manager, Phyllis. She is the one who keeps us
all functioning at maximum efficiency. She is also in
charge of patient relations and will answer most
questions if you need her expertise.
Our Front Desk Team
who is our primary scheduling assistant and keeps very
busy getting patients the right appointment. She will
often answer your phone calls and relay any messages to
the rest of the office.
who is our primary receptionist. She is usually the
first to greet you and your child and will check you in
for your appointment.
who is our primary financial assistant. She files your
insurance claims and is in charge of keeping accurate
accounts for everyone.
Our Clinical Team
includes two excellent
Pediatric Dental Hygienists:
has been with Dr. Shapter for quite a few years and the
experience shows. She will make your child’s visit
comfortable and interesting.
has a special talent with the apprehensive child or the
child with special health care needs.
Our Clinical Team
also includes two outstanding
Pediatric Chairside Dental Assistants:
has the longest tenure with Dr. Shapter and again the
experience shows. She will take your child through the
dental experience and make it look easy. She is really
exemplifies what our caring staff is all about. He
always helps make your child’s visit a pleasant
Our “new” office is designed to highlight some of what
makes Erie special. Our “Nautical” theme features sea
shore and coast line scenes that will make you feel you
are out on Presque Isle. There are shore birds, fish and
underwater friends featured in many of the rooms and
hallways. There is even a Lighthouse in the office. We
hope you will enjoy the environment, we have all worked
hard to make it a nice place to visit!