Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Shannon
I knew at a young age that I wanted to create beautiful smiles and my passion for orthodontics has led me to develop an environment that is caring, trusting and lots of fun for everyone. With office locations in Grandville, and Plainwell, I enjoy providing excellent orthodontic care to the communities of West Michigan!
I attended Hillsdale College, where I studied Biology and Chemistry. After only three years, I entered dental school at the University of Michigan where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and graduated at the top of my class. After graduation, I entered a residency in general practice at the University of North Carolina, where I received my certificate in advanced general practice. From North Carolina, I traveled to South Carolina where I entered private practice.
Although I enjoyed general dentistry, I decided to pursue the rigorous process of becoming an orthodontic specialist. I was accepted into the orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, one of the oldest and most established programs in the country. I then received my Masters of Dental Science (MDS) in orthodontics. My experience as a general dentist and as an orthodontic specialist gives me a unique understanding of orthodontic treatment and its relationship to general dental health.
In order to keep up with the constantly changing world of technology and advances in orthodontic care, I regularly attend training and educational seminars. I am an active member of several organizations, including:
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- West Michigan District Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
My wife, Kate, and I are extremely excited to make our home in West Michigan. Together, we enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. In my free time, I can usually be found on a running trail or playing the piano or guitar.
MEET MY STAFF
MEET MY STAFF
MEET MY STAFF
Scheduling CoordinatorHeather loves spending as much time as she can with her beautiful family and attending all of their many sporting events!
Orthodontic AssistantConnie spends as much time as she can with her family and attending her kids sporting events. She also loves being outdoors, cooking and coming to work!
Melinda loves cooking and traveling the globe! She loves being a soccer mom and watching her son! She also speaks Spanish!
Treatment CoordinatorTaylor has two adorable cats and a ferret! Her loves include doing puzzles, watching reality tv, and making a lot of her own clothing.
Financial CoordinatorTina loves to play video games and enjoys watching Korean and Japanese television to unwind! She starting playing the ukulele 5 years ago and enjoys singing and playing with her two cute cats!
Aligner AssistantBrittany loves to enjoy tacos and margaritas!
Clinical CoordinatorTerri spends a lot of time taking care of her three cats, one dog and her husband Scott! She also tries to spend as much time as she can with her 2 amazing kids!
Rachel loves the outdoors and hunting. She also has two dachshunds.
Alyssa can be found gardening, hiking, kayaking and doing basically anything outdoors. She is also an avid woodworker! Alyssa was recently accepted to dental school and will be a dentist someday!
Orthodontic AssistantWhen Paige isn’t working, she loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves the outdoors and frequently takes hikes or runs!
Kendra can be found outdoors with her husband and their two dogs, Hank and Dakota!
Records TechMindi is an avid runner, painter and photographer. She loves her husband, cats and “The Office”.
Sarah loves to camp and hang out with friends and family! Sarah spends a lot of time keeping our Insurance Baby happy and healthy!
Insurance BabyOwen loves to “read” and loves Christmas trees just like his Mom. He is also an avid explorer!