About Your Dentist
Martin W. Layman, DDS, FAGD, has been in the practice of dentistry since 1994. Prior to the evolution of Layman, Shirman & Associates, Inc. in 2009, Dr. Layman had been associated with its predecessor practice since 1995, and was instrumental in the development of the Streetsboro practice in 2005.
Dr. Layman has interest in all phases of general dentistry including restorative, prosthetics, cosmetics, root canal therapy, and surgery. He has special interests in early treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic problems.
Dr. Layman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kent State University. He earned his dental degree at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he received the Senior Student Award for excellence in general dentistry. Dr. Layman did additional residency training at The Ohio State University Hospital, which included rotations at Columbus Children’s Hospital and the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. In 2000, Dr. Layman became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is a selective and prestigious honor for his commitment to ongoing continuing education.
Dr. Shirman might be the only dentist in the world who grew up with a fear of dentists. Dr. Shirman was born in Russia and spent most of his life living in the United States, but endured some bad dental experiences as a child—that is what drives him to be the most caring and compassionate dentist a patient can have. He joined Martin W. Layman DDS as an associate in 2011 and consequently became a partner in 2014 forming Layman, Shirman and Associates. Dr. Shirman is a Cleveland State University graduate where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. While working on his undergraduate degree, he was directly involved in genetic research that later became published in a scientific journal. He then became a top-five graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine with a prestigious Academic Commendation and Dean’s Award certificate underlining his outstanding academic accomplishments. Dr. Shirman later completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Olin E. Teaque VA hospital in Temple, Texas. Currently, Dr. Shirman is working on Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).
Dr. Shirman’s treatment philosophy is based on preventative evidence-based dental therapy. He strives to provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach including contemporary restorative dentistry, straight wire and Invisalign orthodontics, a wide variety of surgical procedures including implants, endodontics and temporomandibular splint therapy. He recognizes and treats patients suffering obstructive sleep apnea disorders. And last but foremost; Dr. Shirman believes everyone deserves a stress-free and painless dental experience with the help of sedation.
Dr. Shirman is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and holds an International Association for Orthodontics Tier Advancement certificate.