Kristen Shumate, DDS
Dr. Shumate received her doctorate of dental surgery cum laude from The Ohio State University. She graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering magna cum laude from the University of Toledo. She is a lifelong resident of the area, growing up ten minutes south of Whitehouse in rural Grand Rapids, Ohio and attending Otsego High School. Dr. Kristen, Dr. Rick and their two children live in Whitehouse, Ohio. She loves running and biking on the Wabash Cannonball trail and visiting Oak Openings.
Dr. Shumate is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Toledo Dental Society, the Great Black Swamp Study Club, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Dr. Shumate provides full service general dentistry including fillings and composite bonding, extractions, same-day crowns, dentures, clear aligners to straighten teeth, and airway dentistry. You will find Dr. Shumate compassionate, gentle, and willing to spend the time it takes to get to know her patients and their individual needs.
Richard Shumate, DDS
Dr. Rick is also a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Prior to attending dental school, he graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He grew up in Swanton, Ohio and graduated from Swanton High School. Dr. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and riding his road bike. He is active in his local church and occasionally plays the keyboard in the worship band. Dr. Rick has completed extensive training with the highly acclaimed Dawson Academy in order to provide full mouth rehabilitation and excellent cosmetic dentistry for his patients. He is also skilled at replacing teeth with dental implants. Dr. Rick has a passion for implementing the latest advances in dentistry which, in turn, greatly benefits our patients.
Cori is a dental hygienist at our office. She has twenty years of experience as a dental hygienist. She obtained her dental hygiene degree from Owens Community College. Cori grew up in Toledo and attended Central Catholic High School. She now resides in Whitehouse with her husband and two daughters. She loves watching her girls play soccer and enjoys the lake life in Michigan. Cori treats her patients like family and really likes to build a relationship with them.
Christine is our office manager. She has a cheerful personality and is a great resource for our patients and staff. She grew up in Michigan but has lived in Nevada, Colorado, and Connecticut. She has been a dental assistant for over 25 years before she stepped into her role as office manager. She is also our dental sleep expert. She and her husband have three grown daughters and a Chihuahua named Lulu.