Welcome to Our Practice


Drs. Shirley & Ditty specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry. We focus on creating beautiful smiles while maintaining your dental health. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of dental care, using durable, high-quality materials and technology. You can trust your dental health to us. "It's all about your smile!"

Our goal is to deliver dentistry and maintain optimal oral health for our patients in the most comfortable and convenient manner possible. We are always looking for ways to improve your experience, so feel free to provide us feedback. Your suggestions are appreciated and the greatest compliment you can give is to refer your family and friends to our practice.

We welcome new patients and referrals!


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Meet Our Doctors

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  • Dr.
    Eric L. Shirley

    Dr. Eric L. Shirley, a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania graduated with B.S. and D.M.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.  Upon completing dental school in 1991, he served three years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps.  Dr. Shirley entered private practice with his dental school classmate Robert T. Kramer, D.M.D. in 1994. Read More

  • Dr.
    David A. Ditty

    Dr. David A. Ditty, D.M.D., a Harrisburg native, graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1985.  He completed his B.S. and D.M.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and 1993, respectively.  Dr. Ditty has been in general practice since 1994 and formed a partnership with Dr. Kramer and Dr. Shirley in 1999. Read More


Read what our clients says about us!

    Outstanding! I got Kim yesterday and she was fantastic. I love Dr. Shirley and Dr. Ditty. I slacked for a while but I am very happy to have such a great place to come back to. And I made a promise...I WILL BE ON SCHEDULE WITH EVERY CLEANING MOVING FORWARD!!!!

    - Brad

    Dr. Shirley never disappoints. I have told family and friends about this office. Everyone is so friendly and kind hearted. I’m satisfied always when I leave. Teeth feel clean and strong ☺️

    - Dacia

    Great office. Friendly staff, always on time. Dr.Ditty is polite, and always interested in his patient’s well being.

    - Kevin

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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, subject to ...

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  • Crowns and Bridges

    Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.Bridges are sometimes referred ...

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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 that are chipped, ...

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  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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8:00 am-5:00 pm


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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm