Our Dentists

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Dr. Stephen Dautel, D.D.S.

When I first knew that helping others to enjoy better health was my life goal, it became exciting to learn everything I could about health and well-being. For the past thirty years that I’ve been practicing dentistry, this goal has always been my greatest motivation and reward.
Every year, many new and exciting discoveries and technical advancements enter the dental field. I spend most of my time learning and applying these advancements to provide you the latest in dental care.

I have completed the continuum of advanced dental education at the Spear Institute, which is dedicated to achieving excellent dental restorative care. I continue these studies in providing the most current concepts and materials available in our fast-changing and improving dental care.

It is my hope that the knowledge that I’ve acquired through the years will help you achieve the best results and have the best possible experience. I seek to build a lasting relationship of trust between us. A relationship where you know your best interest and long-term overall health will always come first.

Through years of study and practical application of the procedures and techniques that have demonstrated the best longevity and the most beautiful esthetics, I can offer the best choices for you to obtain the “perfectly beautiful smile” you have always wanted.

Request an appointment to investigate how these dental skills can apply to your individual needs.

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Dr. Shannon Thomson, D.D.S.

Dr. Shannon Thomson joined Art & Science Dentistry in September 2022. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a Minor in Performing Arts. She attended dental school and completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Dr. Thomson is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Thomson credits her childhood orthodontist as the original source of her interest in dentistry, but she found her true passion for the career through dental mission trips and volunteer work. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and believes in patient-centered care.  She listens to her patients’ concerns with a sense of compassion and empathy, and she strives to help them achieve complete oral health using the science behind dentistry.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Thomson currently resides in Albany where she enjoys spending time with her husband, kayaking, hiking, painting, and playing the piano and ukulele. She also plays classical and jazz flute and is a black belt in karate!