Meet Dr. Shok

Dr. Paul Shok

Dr. Shok was born in Dubois, Pennsylvania and graduated from Central Christian High School, located just outside of town. He attended Penn State University, where he attained a B.S. degree in Biology. Dr. Shok was then accepted at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School and received his Doctorate Degree with Honors in 1978. While attending Pitt Dental School, he was selected for all Honor Societies, graduated sixth out of 144 students, received a graduation award for clinical ability and was elected to OKU (Summa Cum Laude), the National Dental Honor Society.

Upon graduation, Dr. Shok served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps at a Marine Base in North Carolina. After two years of active duty, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh Dental School for a three-year graduate residency program in orthodontics. He graduated in 1983 and established his home and practice in Meadville, PA.

In 1995, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This distinction is held by fewer that 25 percent of orthodontists nationwide. ABO certification represents the culmination of five to ten years of written and oral examinations and independent expert review of actual treated patients.

Dr. Shok has been a guest lecturer at several nationwide symposiums dealing with orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Additionally, he speaks several times each year for the University of Pittsburgh where he holds an appointment as a part-time clinical instructor of orthodontics at the UPMC/Pittsburgh Dental School.

Dr. Shok is a member of many professional associations, including the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists
  • Pennsylvania Society of Orthodontists
  • Western Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists
  • Greater Cleveland Society of Orthodontists
  • Director-Damon Study Club of Western Pennsylvania
  • Meadville Medical Center – Active Staff
  • Hamot Hospital Cleft Palate Center
  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Crawford County Dental Society

Dr. Shok maintains a full- time practice in Meadville, PA and also has a branch office in Titusville, PA. His practice is devoted to all problems dealing with bite or growth abnormalities in both adults and children. He specializes in the use of the new Damon System, which has revolutionized the orthodontic profession. He has also treated patients with sleep apnea problems and imbalances in the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) for the past 20 years.

Dr. Paul Shok

  • Meadville Office - 296 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335 Phone: 814-724-2952 Fax: 814-336-2434
  • Titusville Office - 202 Union St., Titusville, PA 16354 Phone: 814-724-2952 Fax: 814-336-2434

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