As our lead dentist, CEO, and resident Smile Makeover Expert, Dr. Shelton has a ton of passion for this field that will be crystal-clear from your very first appointment. After all, she gets to fix mouths, improve physical/mental health, and improve each patient’s quality of life on a daily basis! She’s also well-known for her gentleness, compassion, and integrity. She realizes that the dental setting can be difficult for many people, so she and her team take the time to help patients regain their wellbeing in a comfortable way. Interested in learning more about her? Just keep reading below.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
For Dr. Shelton, dentistry just felt like the perfect fit right away. In fact, she made the decision when she was 12 and hasn’t looked back since! She loves working with her hands, learning about science, and creating beautiful artistry. Oral healthcare was the ideal opportunity to allow her analytical and creative brain processes to align. Plus, her specific focus on cosmetic dentistry and unique vision to create healthy, strong, and beautiful smiles sets her approach to patient care above the rest! She’s been a practicing dentist for 15 years now, with hopefully many more tocome.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After attending Wichita State University, Dr. Shelton graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry with her dental doctorate. She has also attended advanced educational training beyond traditional school with the KOIS Center, a world-renowned post-graduate level dental teaching center. This experience allowed Dr. Shelton to better understand and treat complex cases (such as cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and more complicated bite programs) and treat simpler cases with greater care and knowledge. Today, she is an Invisalign Premier Provider and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and Seattle Study Club.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Shelton and her husband Nick have a Golden Retriever at home named Cali. In her free time, she loves traveling, DJ’ing, keeping up with her fitness/health, taking care of her plants, and indulging in a nice glass of wine from time to time. She’s also passionate about interior home design!