Pearl Care Dental is excited to announce the addition of Dr Shannon M Bland DMD to our practice this June!
Dr Shannon was born and raised right here in Ellensburg. After graduating from Ellensburg High School, Shannon attended California State University of East Bay on a full-ride scholarship where she was a student athlete excelling in basketball while she studied for her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. She then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received her Masters of Medical Science. This May, Shannon is graduating with honors with a DMD degree from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.
Part of Dr Shannon’s curriculum at ASDOH was to be part of a program of traveling dental students working in community clinics. In the last few years, she has had the opportunity to work in clinics all over the US to hone her skills. She has worked in community clinics Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Washington, and Arizona.
Dr Shannon is a familiar face here at Pearl Care Dental. Years ago, while she was on breaks from school, Shannon was a dental assistant here in our office working with Dr Bender, and retired doctors, Dr Cole and Dr Melton. It was here at Pearl Care that Shannon developed her passion for dentistry. She still has very close relationships with the doctors she worked with here at PCD and has maintained close contact with them, leaning on them for mentorship while attending dental school.
Dr Shannon shares many of the same passions in dentistry as our Dr Bender including the whole health approach to dentistry. Last fall she and Dr Bender attended the Collaboration Cures event put on by American Academy of Oral & Systemic Health (AAOSH) and the American Association of Physiological Medicine &Dentistry (AAPMD). There they attended courses in airway and sleep health and had a chance to network with some of the greatest minds in airway and sleep medicine. She has also had advanced training in clear orthodontic aligners and training in advanced dental technologies.
Shannon is very excited to be back in Ellensburg to serve the community that she grew up in. Ellensburg means a lot to Shannon—she has many fond memories of the community involvement and support she received throughout the years.
Outside of the dental office, Shannon enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Helping her dad on the farm, going boating, watching sports, trying new restaurants, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.
“Dr Shannon will be an amazing addition to our team of top-notch providers.” says Dr Bender, “She’s a quick learner, she’s driven to exceed, and is passionate about her craft.”
Welcome to Pearl Care Dental Dr Shannon!