Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Contact Information

5412 Glenside Drive, Suite C
Richmond, VA 23228
Phone: (804) 365-5689

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Ailin Shan, DMD

Doctor Ailin Shan

Dr. Shan is a graduate of Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her DMD degree. Previously, she had completed a Dental MD and Master Degree of Microbiology & Immunology from Qi Lu Medical University in Shandong, China. From 1987-1993, she served as an Assistant professor at Capital Medical University in Beijing, China and from 1993-1999, she was a Research Fellow of Molecular Genetics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Her emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Shan has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments.

Her approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.

“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.” – Dr. Ailin Shan

Michael Shakroo, DDS

Doctor Michael Shakroo

Dr. Shakroo earned his Doctor Degree in Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon graduation, he was elected to be a member of the Honor Dental Society (OKU), and he was recognized by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for his interest and accomplishment. Dr. Shakroo also received a certificate of excellence in general dentistry and a certificate of recognition as a teaching assistant from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an adjunct faculty in VCU Dental School. Prior to Virginia Commonwealth University Dr. Shakroo received a Dental degree in 2001 from Baghdad University, after that he enrolled in an Advanced Education program in General Dentistry. In 2003, he joined a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and started practicing general dentistry in his own clinic.

Dr. Shakroo was married in December 2004 and blessed with three boys. He loves reading, learning, spending time with family and friends, and participating in his local activities.

"I really love my patients and enjoy all the time I spend with them. Providing the best treatment beside the comfortable and stress–free environment is my first priority." - Dr. Shakroo

Jessie Cassidy, Office Manager

Dentist in Richmond

Hi, I am JC! I have been working with Dr. Shan since 2010. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Abigail Melendez, Lead Assistant

Richmond Dentist

Hi, I am Abby. I am bilingual in Spanish and enjoy reading and spending time outdoors with my dog and family.

Cat K. Nguyen, Dental Assistant


Hi, my name is Cat and I speak Vietnamese. I am currently majoring in biochemistry at VCU. Outside of work, I enjoy to travel and to hang out with my family.

Sana Asif


Hi! I am Sana, I started working here with Dr. Shan recently. I am bilingual in Urdu. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family.

Henna Chavda


Hi! I am Henna. I am trilingual in Hindi and Gujarati. Painting and cooking are some of my hobbies. I adore my Glenside dental fam!

Heshha Chavda


Hi! I am Heshha. I am from India. I am trilingual in Hindi and Gujarati. I love listening to music and spending time with my family.

Tiannie Phan


Hi, I’m Tiannie! I’m a biology major at VCU pursuing dentistry and when I’m not studying you can find me hanging out with friends, rock climbing, or doing yoga!

Yuwen, Dental Assistant


Hi my name is Yuwen. I’m a Chinese girl, and am fluent in Chinese. I am a foodie and love to travel!