Our new pediatric dentist, Dr. Shuran Liang, goes by “Dr. Shu” with his young patients. Dr. Shu loves helping patients establish a healthy relationship with oral care from the start. He is passionate about Infant Well Baby Visits and recommends that new parents bring their children in for their first dental check-up around the age of one. From babies to teens the best part of his job, is having fun with his patients and watching them grow.
Dr. Shu’s parents enrolled him in art classes when he was very young, sparking a creative flame that he has maintained throughout his life. He developed an interest in medicine and science growing up the child of two medical professionals; his mother was a cardiologist, and his father an orthodontist. The field of dentistry turned out to be a perfect fit combining his passion for science with his creative ability.
Dr. Shu completed his dental doctorate at the NYU College of Dentistry. Afterwards, he pursued a two-year pediatric residency at NYU Langone Dental Medicine’s San Diego, CA site, working closely with health providers at Rady Children’s Hospital. During his residency, he became a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Today, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Continuing the theme of creativity, Dr. Shu loves hip hop and urban dance. He began breakdancing in high school and continued through college; today, he prefers to watch dance competitions instead of participating himself. He also enjoys playing video games, binge watching Netflix/Crunchyroll shows, and taking his dog, Vivi, to local dog parks.