Doctor Shane Tolleson
“One of my greatest joys is the role I play in making a positive change in someone else’s life – that is why I love being an orthodontist! My experience in orthodontics has shown me that enhancing a smile and correcting oral function goes much deeper than that – it significantly impacts an individual’s overall health and self-esteem. That is why I am committed to provide the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and compassionate care to my patients. A smile is a life-giving gift that you share with the world, and my goal is to see you smile!”
Dr. Tolleson attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University of Texas Dental School in Houston. While there, he found his love for the art and science of orthodontics. He stayed at UT to pursue a specialty degree and a Masters of Science in Dentistry in Orthodontics. During Orthodontic Residency, Dr. Tolleson was the Chief Resident and President of his class, finishing with a 4.0 grade point average.
Dr. Tolleson has years of experience in orthodontics, treating thousands of patients. Prior to opening his private practice, Dr. Tolleson spent years earning the role of clinical orthodontic director for a large dental organization. In this leadership role, he is a consultant and advisor to orthodontists and practices throughout the state of Texas.
Additionally, Dr. Tolleson is a Board Certified Orthodontist and holds Diplomate status with The American Board of Orthodontics. This is a distinction that less than 50% of orthodontist achieve. Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of an orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
When he’s not adjusting wires in people’s mouths, you might find Dr. Tolleson tuning the strings on his guitar. And you might catch Dr. Tolleson and his wife, Anna Lee, singing on the worship team at Gateway Church. In addition to his passion for music and ministry, he also has a passion for service abroad, which is evident in the seven foreign mission trips he has participated in so far. He also loves sports and spending time with family and friends.
Our staff provides specialized care to children of all ages, who need different approaches to dealing with behavior, guiding dental growth and development, and helping avoid future dental problems.