Robert Shaw, DDS was born in New York City, New York and grew up in North Hollywood, California. He graduated from John H. Francis High School in Sun Valley California in 1974. He was on the Dean's List as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. In 1981, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity while in Dental School. Dr. Shaw has been in private practice in Dallas, Texas since 1981. He belongs to various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Dallas County Dental Society.