Get to Know Shirley E. Mathew, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Mathew first opened the doors to Creekview Family Dentistry in April of 1998, and over 20 years later, she’s still working hard each and every day to help her patients live healthier, happier lives. This transformation is especially rewarding to her when providing oral sleep appliances, which can take a person from tired and depressed to uplifted and energized in amazing ways! If you’d like to learn more about her background, just continue reading below.
- Experience: 20+ Years
- Education: University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco
- Specialties: Dental Implants, Sleep Medicine, & Orthodontics
- Memberships/ Affiliations: American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of GP Orthodontics, American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
From the time she was a young child, Dr. Mathew loved drawing, painting, and doing other sorts of crafts directly with her hands. Additionally, she was fascinated by biology and human physiology as she grew up but wanted to make sure that her chosen career would leave enough time for family. Dentistry turned out to be the perfect way to apply science in a practical way to people’s lives while still maintaining normal hours for a healthy work/life balance.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Mathew is originally from Trivandrum Kerela, India, where she attended high school and college. She then pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. She is proud to be a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is an honor that involves over 500 hours of continuing education and the successful completion of a rigorous, comprehensive examination. She has also pursued advanced training in dental implants, sleep medicine, and orthodontics at the Academy of GP Orthodontics. She is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of GP Orthodontics
- American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Mathew is married to Shaji Mathew, who is the practice administrator here at Creekview Family Dentistry! They have one son named Joshy who is a biochemist and also works with marketing at the dental office. When she isn’t busy at work, her personal hobbies include cooking, gardening, and reading whenever she has the opportunity. She’s a lifelong learner and is constantly looking for new opportunities to grow her skills even further for the benefit of her valued patients.