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Scott Shamblott, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS, is an authority in the field of fear-free dentistry and dental emergencies, and the founder of Shamblott Family Dentistry in Hopkins, Minnesota, where he provides caring, shame-free dental care to patients who struggle with dental anxiety and phobia. His mission is to make people smile by getting them out of pain, fast, and breaking down barriers to oral care. By helping patients overcome their fear of the dentist and gain the courage to walk in the door of a dental office, Dr. Shamblott empowers more people to get the excellent oral health they deserve.

Education & Certifications

Dr. Shamblott graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arizona before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree with high distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a general practice residency at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.

Dr. Shamblott achieved fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (F.D.O.C.S.). He studied IV sedation at the Medical College of Georgia and sleep apnea at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He also received orthodontic training from Faculté for Orthodontic Research in Toronto, Canada, and Six Month Smiles. Additionally, Dr. Shamblott is certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and holds a Conscious Sedation Permit from the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry.

Affiliations & Achievements

Dr. Shamblott is a member of many professional organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • The International Society of Dental Anxiety Management

Media Appearances

An in-demand dental health expert, Dr. Shamblott has appeared on numerous radio and television outlets in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including KMSP-TV (FOX), KARE 11 (NBC), and KSTP-TV (ABC), where he is a regular guest on “Twin Cities Live.” He also co-hosted a Twin Cities weekly health radio program called “The Waiting Room” and co-hosted a weekly radio show for caring, active, and involved parents called “The Mom Show” on myTalk 107.1.

Dr. Shamblott resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife, Kate, and their daughter, Rachel, who has been the face of Shamblott Family Dentistry since age 9, helping her dad spread the word about better dental health to children and adults alike. A passionate philanthropist, Dr. Shamblott participates in several community charitable events through Shamblott Family Dentistry,  including launching Operation Open Wide to provide much-needed dental care for local U.S. military veterans and bringing Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) to Minnesota.