What Sets Us Apart?

Our Vision Statement

In partnership with you and your dentist, our cohesive, close-knit, professional team treats you with the utmost integrity, respect, and kindness, along with a touch of humor. Exceeding both your expectations and those of your dentist is our ultimate goal.

Our commitment to teaching, continuing education, and innovative technology — all used to provide you with exceptional care — will help you achieve optimal oral and total body health. Your smiles and your words of kindness are our greatest rewards.

We are passionately committed to you.

One of our main goals at Associates in Periodontics P.L.C. is to provide our patients with the best possible periodontal and dental implant treatment in a truly caring, pleasant, and non-threatening atmosphere. Our practice is also committed to keeping patients informed about the latest dental technology. By keeping you educated, treatment becomes that much more comfortable, efficient, and — believe it or not — enjoyable. See our testimonial page for confirmation.

Our Technology

  • The latest low radiation digital instantaneous X-ray technology
  • Fiber optic and LED light sources 
  • Three types of dental implants (with a 95% success rate)
  • A paperless office with computers and dual screens in every office
  • Extremely comfortable massage chairs 
  • Streaming Pandora Radio with personal headsets
  • Back massage built into the dental chairs
  • Dyson hand dryer (Try it!)

We also make sure that we stay informed about all available periodontal and dental implant therapies by keeping up to date on the latest dental literature, engaging in extensive continuing education, and documenting and evaluating our clinical results. Dr. Shuman is Chairman of Vermont Dental Continuing Education, so we are always on the cutting edge of what's going on in the field.

In addition, our staff stays with us, so the office will always feel like home! 

For your convenience, we have early start times for our dental appointments. You may book an appointment as early as 7:30am, and the doctors are happy to give you their home phone numbers so we can be on call at all hours for any of your dental needs. Be sure to contact our office with any questions.