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Orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults Has Been Taking Care Of Wellington Families For Three Decades BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR

Orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults has been perfecting the smiles of Wellington-area residents for nearly 30 years. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Shults moved to Wellington in the spring of 1993 and established his practice, Shults Orthodontics, in the community. “Littleton is a small suburb of Denver, and a fabulous place to grow up with seemingly unlimited access to the great outdoors,” he recalled. “I moved to Wellington for the similar small-town atmosphere and great local schools.” Shults was attracted to his vocation of orthodontics early in life. “My second-grade teacher had the warmest, most beautiful smile I had ever seen,” Shults explained. “I appreciated at a very young age that your smile, and how you choose to use it, is your introduction to others the first time you meet, and every social interaction thereafter.” His interest in orthodontics only grew as he began his professional training. “While attending dental school, the chair of the orthodontics department selected two dental students to treat orth-

odontic patients,” Shults recalled. “I saw the response to well-done orthodontic correction dramatically enhance my patient’s appearance, confidence, self-esteem, and improve her oral health and general physical well-being. The deal was sealed for me. I knew as a third-year dental student what I wanted to do with my professional career.” Through the years, Shults has acquired impressive credentials and training. He graduated with honors from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1984 and com- Originally from Colorado, orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults pleted his orthodontic resi- has been practicing in Wellington since the early 1990s. dency and certification at the University dent of the Palm Beach County Dental of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School Association, past peer review chair of of Dentistry in 1989. He also received the Palm Beach County Dental Associahis PhD in sensory physiology from the tion and has been the orthodontic secUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel tion chair of the Atlantic Coast Dental Hill School of Medicine and was a re- Research Center since 2010. cipient of the Dentist-Scientist Training Shults feels that what sets his pracAward from the National Institutes of tice apart is his evidence-based treatHealth. Additionally, he is a past presi- ment. wellington the magazine | september 2021 51

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