About Your Kids Dentist in Ballwin
Dr. Shahnaz B. Ahmed
Dr. Shahnaz B. Ahmed graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) in 1999. After graduation she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. In the year 2000, she joined a two year hospital and school based residency program in Pediatric Dentistry, at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital in Indianapolis graduating in 2002.
She continued to stay in Indianapolis for a year, working for Marion County Health Department providing pediatric dental care to the underserved children. In 2003, Dr. Ahmed moved back “home” to St. Louis. She worked at a local pediatric dental clinic before she decided to take on the venture of opening her own practice on April 4, 2007. Dr. Ahmed is now a proud kids dentist in Ballwin, where she works to make sure children’s dental experiences are positive.
Dr. Ahmed is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and its component societies, the Missouri Dental Association (MDA), and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS). She serves as the editor of the GSLDS Magazine, The Dental Arch, where she brings a fresh perspective to dentistry in St. Louis and more! Dr. Ahmed is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and it’s component society, the Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MoAPD). Dr. Ahmed continues to serve on the cleft lip and palate team at Mercy Hospital lead by Dr. Earl Gage, a renowned pediatric plastic surgeon.
On Jan 14th, 2012, Dr. Ahmed received the prestigious Award of Merit from the GSLDS for “her significant contribution to the dental profession”. In 2011, she received the Silver Scroll, Division II, award for St. Louis Dentistry. She also received the Platinum Pencil Award in 2012 for St. Louis Dentistry. Soon after, she changed the name of the publication to The Dental Arch.
In March 2013, Dr. Ahmed married Brad and currently resides in Ballwin. Dr. Ahmed plays tennis and goes on hikes at Castlewood park. In her quiet moments, she enjoys reading and writing. Having worked on short stories and a book, Dr. Ahmed has made lateral moves and is working on writing plays. While she’s still learning to play the violin, she tries to play with the Town and Country symphony orchestra when she finds time. And as always she enjoys stage acting and directing.
Jennifer joined our office in January of 2013 and she brings with her 15 years of experience in the dental field. She is our office manager and she can help with any concerns or questions you may have. Jennifer is also excellent with navigating the ever so confusing field of dental insurance and she can help assist you with that. Jennifer wears several hats. She also helps with marketing our practice and she is committed to providing each child and parent with the highest level of professional yet personal service. She is always happy to help in any way she can and will do whatever it takes to make your family’s experience in our office, an exceptional one.