Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Joseph Shirley graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Shirley attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond and received his DDS degree. Dr. Shirley always knew he wanted to come back to Charlotte and serve his hometown community.
Dr. Shirley loves the field of dentistry, where he gets to connect on a personal level with patients. He has a passion for helping patients of all ages improve their outlook on oral health, preserve their teeth for a lifetime, and achieve the best possible smile. Patients appreciate his attention to detail and his calming demeanor.
Dr. Shirley served on a mission trip to Jamaica, where he had the opportunity to provide dental care to impoverished areas. He also spent time volunteering in the local community with Mission of Mercy clinics, which help families in need of dental care. He stays current in the field by attending many hours of continuing education across the country. His memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Charlotte Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
His hobbies include weight training, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.