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!
Office ManagerMelinda loves cooking and traveling the globe! She loves being a soccer mom and watching her son! She also speaks Spanish!
Treatment CoordinatorTaylor has three 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.
Sarah loves to camp and hang out with friends and family! Sarah spends a lot of time keeping our Insurance Baby happy and healthy!
Orthodontic CoordinatorKendra can be found outdoors with her husband and their two dogs, Hank and Dakota!
Smile Design CoordinatorBecky spends her time with her kids and attending all of their many activities. In her spare moments, she enjoys listening to music, drinking coffee (or something stronger) and planning trips for her family! She loves to laugh, explore new places and relax at the beach.
Insurance CoordinatorJen is blessed to have 4 amazing children and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves her Bull Mastiff, Dozer. Jen is an avid reader and can always be found spending time with family or hanging out outside!
Records TechWhenever Bre is not working, she loves to spend all her free time outside doing adventurous things! In the summer you will find her at the beach, hanging out with friends, camping, and hiking!
Virtual AssistantErin loves going to concerts, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She also adores her Great Pyrenees, Luna!
Treatment CoordinatorKristal loves spending time with her family and attending her kids’ sporting events! For fun, she enjoys being outside in the summer- camping, kayaking, and bonfires are a few favorites. She also loves tacos.. any day, any time!
Lab TechMelanie enjoys spending time with her red heeler puppy, Phoebe, walking new trails and doing agility with her. She also spends her time hanging out with friends and family, riding her horse, reading new books, watching Netflix, and traveling.
Lead Lab TechKaylee loves spending time with her two boys and husband. You can find her hiking new trails with her dogs Sadie and Winnie, camping, and doing puzzles!
Orthodontic AssistantAmy enjoys traveling to Florida to visit her parents, going on walks with her dog, and going to breweries!
Orthodontic AssistantAutumn loves spending time with her daughter and traveling! During her free time you can find her eating pizza and watching reality TV!!