Shadyside, PA (Pittsburgh) Dentist Office

Serving Shadyside and the greater Pittsburgh area

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Click on the tabs below to learn more about our dentist office and services. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dr. Gerald M. Josephson

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.

  • Memberships:American Dental Association
    Pennsylvania Dental Association
    Academy of General Dentistry
    Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania
    Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    International Congress of Oral Implantologists

  • Family:Wife, Susan, and two children

  • Interests:Golf, fishing, reading, and volunteering at homeless shelters

  • Personal Statement:"My goal is to provide excellent treatment without compromise and to establish complete trust with patients of all ages."

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

  • Preventive care (oral cancer screenings)
  • Restorative (fillings, crowns and bridges)
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Dentistry for seniors
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Periodontal care (gum disease treatment)


Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta PPO
  • Delta Premier
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian PPO
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UPMC Dental Advantage

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

We love seeing new patients. The below offers are available at your first visit.