Dr. Peter Shaw          Dr. Stephen Tornay

Dr. Shaw started practicing general dentistry in San Diego in 1981, as a part-time associate of Dr. Charles B. Armstrong, while teaching full-time at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  In 1985, Dr. Shaw became a partner of Dr. Armstrong and, in 1989, the sole proprietor of the dental practice.


Dr. Shaw provides care in all aspects of dentistry, including crowns, fixed and removable bridges, implant dentistry, bonding, veneers and other cosmetic procedures, root canals, dentures, periodontics, and oral surgery. There is also heavy emphasis on preventive care.


Dr. Peter Shaw received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his dental degree from Stony Brook School of Dentistry, in 1979, graduating with high honors. He has been engaged in the teaching of dentistry since his graduation, both at Stony Brook University and Loma Linda University School of Dental Medicine. For more than a decade, Dr. Shaw has been independently teaching his own courses, both in the United States and abroad. In 1992, Dr. Shaw was elected to membership into the two most prestigious dental academies in the world, the CAIC Academy and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and is the only active General Dentist member from San Diego. Dr. Shaw is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity, ADA, CDA, SDCDS and an Advisor and Founder of the Rotary Thousand Smiles Foundation. He is a Fellow of the AGD, Pierre Fauchard Academy, ICD, ADI and for the fourteenth consecutive year, has been named as one of San Diego’s Top Dentist by San Diego Magazine. Dr. Shaw has been married for 40 years to Dr. Sydney Shaw, a microbiologist, and they are proud parents of two adult children, both doctors. His hobbies include tennis, bird watching, gardening, and teaching and practicing dentistry.

Dr. Peter Shaw

Dr. Stephen Tornay

Dr. Stephen Tornay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Southern California (USC).  He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia in 1985.  Dr. Tornay is committed to continuing dental education in order to provide our patients with the best care possible.  He has completed seminars with the most respected dental institutes in the United States, including the Dawson Institute, The Kois Center, The William Strupp Postgraduate School of Dentistry, Frank Spear Education, and The Pankey Institute, all of which provide comprehensive, advanced restorative dental training.  He has also completed continuum seminars at the UCLA School of Dentistry on Esthetic Dentistry and Implant Restoration, as well as numerous courses at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Annual Sessions.  Dr. Tornay is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society.  He joined the practice of Dr. Peter Shaw in 2008.


Dr. Tornay is a native San Diegan and a proud member of the San Diego Downtown Rotary Club.  He is happily married to his wife Dominique, a native of Montreal, Canada.  He enjoys running, working out, reading history and fiction, and road trips with his wife and their dog Molly.


315 Walnut Avenue • San Diego, California  92103     •     619 • 297 • 2954