Summary :

Dr. Kianor Shah is a 35 year old practicing Dentist and an Entrepreneur from Orange County, CA. As a traveling healthcare provider, Dr. Shah has practiced in more than 300 offices. As a businessman, Dr. Shah has built numerous co-brand, private label, and Peer-to-Peer partnerships in the Healthcare Industry.

Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 2000. Dr. Shah graduated in 2006 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University. He has finished an M.B.A. at Brandman University in International Business in 2016. His participation as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of the California Implant Institute, and Fellow of the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics has culminated in his Mastership and Diplomate status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Shah has been in various roles as a founder, owner, Chairperson, CEO, President, Managing Director, Partner, Associate, and Consultant for a variety of domestic and international related business matters.

In addition to his expertise practicing General Dentistry, Dr. Shah practices in the fields Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery. Dr. Shah reads, writes, and speaks English, German, and the Farsi languages. Says Dr. Shah, “A dentist is a lifetime professional commitment. Part artist, part architect, part entrepreneur, part physicist, part surgeon, part businessman, part therapist, and part community friend.”

Dr. Shah enjoys world travel, public speaking, studying and researching historical events, and participating in sports including soccer, table tennis, and fitness. “I love the look on a patient’s face when he or she looks in the mirror post smile design, and witnessing the emergence of a new-found confidence. The value in that cannot be measured by numbers.”

Credentials :



Diplomat: International Congress of Oral Impantologists (DICOI): August 26, 2016

Master of Business Administration (MBA): March 7, 2016

Emphasis: International Business  – Brandman University Irvine, CA

Cumulative GPA:  4.0/4.0

Master:  International Congress Of Oral Implantologists (MICOI):  December 28, 2012

Fellow:  California Implant Institute (FCII):  July 30, 2012

Fellow: International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics (FIADFE):  November 12, 2012

Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), January 2012

Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD), Fall 2001 – 2006

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Graduation Date: 6/2006

Graduate School and Teaching Assistantship, Attendance: 2001

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Major: Biology (M.S. Thesis Tract)

Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Science (BS), Convocation Speaker: December 2000

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Major: Biology  — Minors: Chemistry, German Literature

Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0

Spoon River College, Attendance, 1998

Macomb, Illinois

Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0

Diploma, Valedictorian:  June 1997

Holbein Schule, Frankfurt, Germany

“A Dentist is a Lifetime Medical Professional, part Artist, part Architect, part Entrepreneur, part Physicist, part Surgeon, part Businessman, part Therapist, and part Community Friend.”


  • Lend Health™, Inc
    • Senior Advisor, 2016 – Present
  • Peer Equities®, LLC
    • DBA Patient Advance® and Doctor Advance® and Doctor Club®
    • Founder and Managing Member, 2013 – 2016
  • Kianor Shah DMD, PC
    • DBA Nexus® and Extraction Academy®
    • Founder and President, 2012 – 2016
  • Nexus®
    • Founder and CEO 2007 – 2016
    • Advancement of The Art® – Community of Smiles®
  • Consult Odont, INC
    • Senior Consultant 2011 – 2012
    • Founder 2010, Lead Expert Witness
  • Nexus Dental Management, INC
    • Chairman and CEO 2007- 2010
  • Nexus Real Estate, LLC
    • Managing Member 2008 – 2010
  • Nexus Imports, CA
    • Principal Partner 2009
  • Nexus Dental Supplies, LLC
    • Managing Member 2008 – 2010
  • Nexus Dental Laboratories, LLC
    • Managing Member 2008 – Present
  • Charles Modern Dental, PC
    • Managing Member 2009 – 2010
  • Aurora Modern Dental, PC
    • Managing Member 2009 – 2010
  • Modern Dental of Rockford, PC
    • Managing Member 2009 – 2010
  • Rockford Modern Dental, PC
    • Managing Member 2009 – 2010
  • Shah Dental Clinic, LLC
    • Owner 2007 – 2010
    • Innovative Healthcare Delivery Model – Large Box Retail Dental Setting
  • Lindenberg Dental Clinic, GP
    • Associate 2006-2007


Practice in all aspects of general dentistry with additional skills as follows:

  • Prosthodontics (Full Mouth Rehabilitation)
  • Periodontics (Implant Placement, Restoration, Hard/Soft Tissue Grafting)
  • Endodontics (Molar Endodontics and Retreatment)
  • Pedodontics (Enjoy Working With Pedo Patients)
  • Orthodontics (Clear Correct)
  • Oral Surgery (Third Molars – Any Impaction Category/Complex Extractions)
  • Esthetics Services (Veneers, Inlays, Onlay, Lumineers)


  • Corporate Mission, Vision, Operational Planning
  • Inspirational, Motivational, Extemporaneous Public Speaking
  • Fortune 500/50 mutual build-out and operating experience
  • New Project Expansion Engineering
  • Traditional, Strip Mall, Large Box Retail Healthcare Implementation
    • Model Efficiency, Efficacy, and Sustainability Restructuring
  • Executive, Management Coaching
  • Healthcare Provider, Continuing Education, Compliance Training
  • Performance Enhancement, Retention, and Succession Planning
  • Reorganization, Turnaround Management
  • Joint Venture, Strategic Business Partnerships
  • Acquisitions, Divestitures, Mergers
  • Capital Investment Planning, Finance Transactions
  • Cost Reduction, Containment, Profit Optimization
  • Market Penetration, Pricing Strategies
  • Forecasting, Budgeting


Project Title: The Effect of Mesio-Distal Chamber Dimension on Access Preparation in Mandibular Incisors

  • Publication: Nielsen Christen John, and Kianor Shahmohammadi. Journal of Endodontics. 31(2):88-90, February 2005.
  • Presentation: SIUE School of Dental Medicine – Table clinics 2003.

Honors Thesis Title: Craniofacial Dimension in Small Anthropoids and Prosimians

  • Publication: Runnestad-Connour, Jaqueline, and Shahmohammadi, K. (2000). American Journal of Physical Anthropology (30). 278-9.
  • Presentation: American Association of Physical Anthropologists 69th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas – April 14th, 2000.

Project Title: A One-Pot Synthesis of m-Terphenyls: A Guided Exploration of Reaction Chemistry, Chromatography and Spectroscopy

  • Citation: Anam, Kishorekumar T.; Curtis, Michael P.; Irfan, Muhammad J.; Johnson, Michael P.; Royer, Andrew P.; Shahmohammadi, Kianor; Vinod, Thottumkara K. Journal of Chemical Education. 2002 (79) 629.
  • Presentation: 35th Midwest Regional Conference Meeting of the American Chemical Society in St. Louis, Missouri – October 267th, 2000.

Project Title: Effects of Cholesterol Emulsification via Lanosterol Modification: Application to Atherosclerosis Threatment and Spectroscopy

  • Authors: Andrew P. Royer, Kianor Shahmohammadi, P. James Nielsen, Nektal M. Made Gowda.
  • Presentation/Publications: This project is intended as a continuous project for the department of Biology and Chemistry at Western Illinois University for students of interest.


  • The National Dean’s List
  • CAAP in Mathematics
  • Honors Research Grant
  • TKE Zeta Theta Chapter – Top Academic Scholar Award
  • Western Illinois University Honors Research Grant
  • Paul M. Nollen Outstanding Biology Honors Student Award
  • National Science Foundation (ILI grant no. DUE – 9851569)
  • Paul M. Nollen Outstanding Biology Honors Student Award
  • Department of Biological Sciences – Honors Research Award
  • Department of Chemistry – Honors Research Award
  • The Illinois Centennial Honors College Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student Award
  • The Mary Bennett Outstanding Senior Award
  • Fall and Spring Semester Honors, Dean’s List
  • WEOG/WIU Foundation Summer School Scholarship
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Honors Scholar Medal
  • Biological Sciences Departmental Scholar Medal
  • College of Arts and Science Scholar Medal
  • WIU December 2000 Graduation: Convocation Speaker
  • All-USA Academic Team (Honorable Mention USA Today: Feb 15, 2001)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Recipient
  • Invention: Oral Complete Care System.  Invent-Tech 2005


  • English
  • German
  • Farsi


  • World Travel, Public Speaking
  • Studying and Researching Historical Events
  • Soccer, Fitness, and Table Tennis
  • Dental Politics, Ethics, and Law


  • International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics 2012 – Present
  • California Implant Institute 2012 – Present
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 2011 – Present
  • Dental Product Shopper/Dental Product Insights Blogger 2011
  • Kaskaskia Dental Assisting Program Advisory Committee 2008
  • American Dental Association, 2001 – 2011
  • Academy of General Dentistry, 2001 – 2011
  • Illinois State Dental Society, 2006 – 2011
  • Chicago Dental Society 2011
  • American Student Dental Association, 2001 – 2006
  • Illinois Academy of General Dentistry, 2001 – 2011
  • Illinois State Student Dental Society, 2001 – 2006
  • SIU School of Dental Medicine Student Council, 2001-2002
  • SIU School of Dental Medicine Year I Class President, 2001-2002
  • Psi Omega Dental Fratenity, 2002 – member for life (Sigma Iota)
  • Western Illinois University Honors Council, 2000
  • Honor Student Advisory Board, Fall 2000
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1999 – member for life
  • Beta Beta Beta – Biological Honors Society, 1999 – member for life
  • Affiliate Member of American Chemical Society, 1999-2000
  • Society of Physics Students and American Institute of Physics, 1999-2000
  • College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, 1999-2000
  • Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 1999 – member for life
  • Student Honors Association, 1999-2000
  • German Club, 1998-2000
  • International Friendship Club, 1998-2000
  • Chemistry Club, 1998-2000
  • Illinois Centennial Honors College, 1998-2000

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