Dr. Shawn Walls is a firm believer that the cornerstone of any successful business is integrity. He has built his dental practice on a foundation of trust, knowing that trust is established over a long period of time. Patients are never pressured here. He believes that dentistry is health care, above all else. His favorite part of the job is problem-solving. Whether it is a complex treatment plan or difficult diagnosis that requires thought and planning, he finds it gratifying to complete treatment in a way that exceeds his patients’ expectations. He wants his patients to trust him to care for their health, not try to sell them on products and services. He and his team always strive to provide exceptional customer service and high-quality treatment.
A Dallas native, he graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1980. Dr. Walls first became interested in dentistry when he was a teenager undergoing orthodontic treatment. He learned firsthand the difference that dentistry could make while he was being treated by his dentist, who was also a family friend. In addition, he inherited some of the artistic ability of his father, an architect. He found that dentistry was a good combination of art and science. He played football for four years while attending Louisiana Tech University, and graduated cum laude in 1984. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 1988. He then completed a general practice residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in 1989. He has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1989.
Despite his many years of experience, Dr. Walls routinely takes continuing education courses in all areas of dentistry to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and materials. He earned a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, after completing many hours of continuing education and passing a rigorous exam. As a Qualified Dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, he has demonstrated his ability to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Walls values time with his family and enjoys sharing new experiences with them. He has been happily married to his wife, Carol, since 1987. She is an Atlanta native, a graduate of Berry College, and a former Delta Air Lines flight attendant. They have a daughter, Emily, and a son, Jackson. Dr. Walls is a runner and enjoys training for and participating in marathons. He has run a marathon with Emily, and the two of them climbed Mount Rainier together in 2017. He also enjoys playing golf with Jackson. His other hobbies include gravel bike riding and trout fishing. He and Carol treasure time spent with their granddaughter. Their family attends Passion City Church in Atlanta.