Shannon Austin, RDH Shannon is originally from Alaska, but graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 2005. She joined our team after working in Denver, Colorado for 10 years. She has had the privilege of working with several dentists who are teachers at higher learning institutes. Her passion of helping people to be healthier and learning about how the body is interconnected is why she loves her job as a hygienist. She enjoys spending her free time in nature with her husband and son. She also has a soft spot in her heart for animals – including her dog and two cats.