Dr. Karl Shao
Dr. Karl Shao is a graduate of the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry and completed his undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was born in China and moved to Guam at the age of six. From there, he made a pit stop in Arizona before finally moving to Oregon, which he now calls his home. Dr. Shao approaches dentistry from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint. He believes that a great smile is a gateway to laughter and happiness, while great oral health is the gateway to your overall health and well-being. His favorite part about dentistry is getting to know his patients and helping them with the most ideal and appropriate treatments. Dr. Shao recognizes that going to the dentist can be scary, and he is committed to making your experience here in the dental chair as comfortable as possible. Dr. Shao is on the Board of Directors for the Multnomah Dental Society as well as a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Oregon Dental Association. He continues to pursue further training and education through attending study clubs, continuing education classes, and dental conferences.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shao enjoys trying all the good food in Portland and traveling to new places. He is a big fan of all types of movies, music, and sports – Go Blazers!