Dr. Zakir A. Shaikh was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he went on to the University of Pittsburgh to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1992. He then remained at the University of Pittsburgh to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1996. Dr Shaikh continued his specialty training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During his six year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he also graduated from the University Of Florida School Of Medicine in 1999 and received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.
Through his extensive training, Dr. Shaikh has become well versed in all aspects of his specialty. These include, but are not limited to dentoalveolar surgery, IV sedation, TMJ surgical management, Orthognathics, trauma, pathology and implants. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Shaikh is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Florida Dental Association, Central Florida District Dental Association and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. Dr Shaikh is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently on staff at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Sandlake Hospital, Arnold Palmer Hospital and Florida Hospital. He has been licensed by the Florida Dental Board to practice dentistry since 2002.
Before joining our practice, Dr Shaikh was in private practice in his home state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shaikh and his wife Hina, a chemical engineer, live in Orlando with their sons Ali, Armaan, Aamir and their daughter Alina.