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Dr. Jessica Shireman

Dr Jessica ShiremanDr. Jessica Shireman is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Grinnell College in Iowa and received a DMD (Doctorate of Medical Dentistry) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She attended a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Her original approach to dentistry was research-oriented and holds several patents and scientific papers; however, she enjoys practicing dentistry and working with people more than academia. She has practiced dentistry in the Raleigh area for several years in many different office settings. She’s a member of the NC Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the Academy of Holistic Dentistry, Six Month Smiles Certification. In dental school, she graduated on the Dean’s list and received awards from the American Academy of Radiology, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Association of Oral Medicine.

smart-certifiedDr. Shireman has achieved her SMART certification! (www.thesmartchoice.com) This certification ensures that our office is up-to-date in safe mercury removal and staff is well-trained so patients should feel comfortable having their amalgams removed here.  In addition to removing amalgams safely, we safely dispose of the mercury-contaminated water and particulate and keep it out of the public water supply.

Dr. Shireman enjoys painting, cooking, swimming, traveling and spending time with her family. She has three children, Zachary and the twins (Shane and Samantha), and a supportive husband, John.

Scientific Publications:

AAOMP Case Challenge: a blue-grey lesion of the palate. Hemangioma.
Shireman J, Curran AE, Crestetto JM, Padilla R.
J Contemp Dent Pract. 2010 Dec 1;11(6):E080-3. No abstract available.

Autosomal ichthyosis with hypotrichosis syndrome displays low matriptase proteolytic activity and is phenocopied in ST14 hypomorphic mice.
List K, Currie B, Scharschmidt TC, Szabo R, Shireman J, Molinolo A, Cravatt BF, Segre J, Bugge TH.
J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50):36714-23. Epub 2007 Oct 16.

Increased expression of the collagen internalization receptor uPARAP/Endo180 in the stroma of head and neck cancer.
Sulek J, Wagenaar-Miller RA, Shireman J, Molinolo A, Madsen DH, Engelholm LH, Behrendt N, Bugge TH.
J Histochem Cytochem. 2007 Apr;55(4):347-53. Epub 2006 Dec 22.

Patents:
20050061962
Multiple laminar flow-based rate zonal or isopycnic separation with holographic optical trapping of blood cells and other static components

20070029257
Multiple laminar flow-based particle and cellular separation with laser steering

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Multiple laminar flow-based rate zonal or isopycnic separation with holographic optical trapping of blood cells and other static components

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Multiple laminar flow-based particle and cellular separation with laser steering

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