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
Hi! I’m Diane and I have worked for this practice for over 15 years. Having over 25 years of experience in the dental field, I am great at introducing new patients to our office, talking patients through their treatment process, and answering any questions that come up. I love meeting new patients and working with all of the new technology Dr. Shannon is bringing in!
When I’m not at work, I’m spending time with my husband, two sons, and my recently adopted grand-puppy, Mauer, whom I unapologetically spoil with love and treats!
Favorite movie: The Notebook
MEET MY STAFF
I am a former patient of the practice and I loved it so much that I decided to come work here! What I like most about orthodontics is the variety. No two people are alike, but the end result is always beautiful!
In addition to my Shannon Ortho love, I love spending time with my husband, two kids and two very spoiled dogs! I also enjoy camping and, most of all, college sports.
Random fact: My husband is a drummer in a local band!
MEET MY STAFF
Front Desk Guru
I have been keeping everyone at the practice in line for over 12 years. I love working with patients and parents and, most of all, I love seeing all of the beautiful SMILES!
In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, walking, cross-country skiing, and gardening. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
Fun fact: I love to dance to 80s music. Just ask if you’d like to see pictures!
I have been with the practice for over 15 years! I really enjoy keeping all of our instruments and supplies in order, but my favorite part of my job is working with patients.
I live in Belding with my husband and our two kids. I enjoy spending time with my family, hanging out with friends, and shopping.
Random fact: I have a pretty good memory for names, dates, and trivia!
I win the prize for longevity – I’ve worked in the practice for over 25 years! The most rewarding thing about working at Shannon Ortho is meeting our patients and seeing their transformation from start to finish.
I am married with three children. I enjoy spending time with my family, downhill skiing, biking, and cooking delicious dishes.
Favorite actor: Bradley Cooper
I have been an Orthodontic Assistant for over 25 years! I enjoy working in orthodontics because I get the chance to interact with a wide range of patients.
When I am not at work, you will likely find me at one of my daughter’s volleyball games or my son’s basketball games.
They both play year-round which keeps my husband and me BUSY on the weekends. When I’m not in the gym cheering on my kids, I enjoy riding Sea Doos and going tubing with my family.
Favorite movie: Coach Carter
I have worked for the practice for over 14 years, but I have over 30 years working in the dental field. I love the field of orthodontics because it allows me to work with kids and adults who are working towards having a beautiful smile!
I love spending time with my husband Carl, our four children, our eight grandchildren, and our cat, Ozzie. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, bicycling, and gardening.
Fun fact: My husband is an avid Ice Fisherman!
I have been with the practice for over 15 years and I love working in orthodontics because it is so rewarding to see the changes in people’s smiles.
I grew up in West Michigan and I’m married with two sons and two grandchildren. I enjoy reading, traveling, gardening, camping, and spending time with my family.
Favorite food: Pizza
I just started at Shannon Ortho and I am happy to be working with such a fun, caring group! I love working in ortho because of the end result and how it makes such a difference.
I live in Wyoming, MI and I’m married with two daughters. I enjoy crafting and spending time outdoors.
Favorite cookie: Chocolate chip
I also just started with Shannon Ortho and I’m excited to be here. I love talking with patients and seeing the changes that a great smile makes!
I live in Allegan with my husband Scott and our three children – two are in college and one is in high school. I spend a lot of time taking care of our three cats, one dog, thirteen chickens, and twenty-five pigeons. I also enjoy gardening.
Favorite food: Anything that grows in my garden – potatoes, broccoli, and green beans are my favorite.