COVID-19 Information

At Elmira Family Dental, we continue to go above and beyond recommendations to keep our patients and staff safe and COVID-19 IS NO EXCEPTION. Your safety is our number one priority, now and always. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Be safe! Elmira Staff

Welcome to Elmira Family Dental!

We know how important having a great smile is to looking and feeling good. That's why Dr. Ryan Shugg, and Dr. Danielle Corcoran, and the entire team at Elmira Family Dental are committed to providing the highest quality in family and cosmetic dentistry.

Leveraging today's latest technology, Elmira dentists Dr. Ryan Shugg, and Dr. Danielle Corcoran can create results that change how you look and feel. Whether you need a routine checkup or more advanced procedures like a smile makeover, our dental practice offers a wide variety of procedures to uniquely fit your needs. In addition, our friendly staff ensures your visit to the dentist is affordable and comfortable. If you are searching for a family or cosmetic dentist – look no further, contact us today at (519) 669-1526. You may also fax us at (519) 669-0307.

We invite you to look around our site to learn more about Dr. Ryan Shugg, and Dr. Danielle Corcoran, and our dental practice to see how we can be an integral part of your dental care. We know that the first step towards a beautiful smile begins with selecting a dentist that you can rely on. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment.                                                           associationassociationassociation

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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Ryan Shugg

    Dr. Shugg graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto in 2015. Prior, he achieved his Master’s degree in Bone Physiology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Shugg is originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Dr. Shugg is passionate about his family, cooking, reading and exercise. He is married to Cassia and is a proud father to three. His favourite sport is hockey but truly enjoys all sports. He has enjoyed practicing the art and science of dentistry in the Elmira community for over 5 years. He looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals!


  • Dr.
    Paul Shutsa

    Dr. Shutsa has retired (2021). Thank you Dr. Shutsa for over 40 years of service to the Elmira Community. You will be missed. Dr. Shutsa graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1977. In 2000, he was awarded Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2020, Dr. Shutsa was awarded a ODA award of distinction. He is married to Diane and has two children and is a proud grandfather.

  • Dr.
    Danielle Corcoran

    Dr. Corcoran obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University. During her dental education, Dr. Corcoran was awarded 12 awards highlighting her academic and clinical achievements at the University of Toronto. Dr. Corcoran is dedicated to life-long learning. To expand and advance her skills, she is excited to attend several continuing education courses each year in the fields of endodontics, oral surgery and implant dentistry. In her free time Dr. Corcoran can be found enjoying the outdoors, she loves hiking, biking and kayaking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She loves to travel, especially to countries with mountain ranges and via ferratas. You can find her cooking up a storm on the weekend, trying new flavour combinations and experimenting with new recipes.

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  • April 2022 Dental Newsletter

    The Importance of Preventive Care: Maintaining Good Oral Health Preventative dental care is a significant part of overall dental health, but it's often an afterthought. Our dedicated dentist sees many patients who don’t keep up with consistent preventative oral care and then must fix the problems ...

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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