Dr. Andrew Shannon
Your Dentist Providing General & Cosmetic Dentistry Downtown

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About Dr. Andrew Shannon
Your Local Dentist at Bentall Dental Centre

Dr. Andrew Shannon, General Dentist, is passionate about dentistry. His first passion was pursuing a career in stunts; however, he soon realized that he was more talented with his hands and wanted to put them to good use to make a difference in people’s lives.

He still follows the stunt scene in his spare time and works out in the gym to keep stress free. He is married with two children and the cutest Bernoodle – a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle.


On a professional note, Dr. Shannon holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) and is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). The AACD encourages the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care for comprehensive cosmetic dentistry. The Accreditation process is the world’s most advanced credentialing program which encourages further education and professional growth.

Dr. Shannon has been in practice in the Bentall Centre since 1987. His focus has been on cosmetic procedures; however, he believes that each procedure he performs should be beautifully done and functionally sound. Speaking of sound, how often do you hear a dentist sing while he works – and carry a tune!

If you are another dentist looking for someone to send your patients to because you do not do certain procedures, we will treat your patients as our own but ultimately they are your patients. Please visit our Referring Doctor’s page.

Dr. Shannon’s Dental Credentials

Dr. Shannon knows Teeth

Dr. Shannon’s focus of study has been on anterior and posterior aesthetics. He has been placing indirect aesthetic restorations since 1992. If he is not lecturing at the annual Aesthetic Conferences, he is attending them always striving to be the best he can be.


  • Dalhousie University – Nova Scotia, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), 1987
  • St. Francis Xavier University – Nova Scotia, Bachelors of Science Degree (BSc.), 1983


Continuing Education

  • Nobel BioCare – British Columbia, Implant Surgery and Prosthetics, 2007
  • Align Technologies – British Columbia, Invisalign® Provider Certification Level 1 Treatment Planning, 2006
  • University of British Columbia – IDEAS, Implant Surgery Basic, 2006
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Studies – Las Vegas, Advanced Functional Aesthetics, Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction, 1996
  • Baylor College of Dentistry – Dallas, Post Credentials Aesthetic Restorative Continuum, 1995
  • Over the Shoulder – Bill Dickerson, Las Vegas, 1994
  • Clinical Restorative Excellence Continuum – John Kois / Frank Spear, Seattle, 1988 – 1992



  • President Aesthetic Continuing Education Study Club (ACE) – Vancouver, since 1998
  • New York University – NYC, Aesthetic Advantage Program, 1998
  • University of Kentucky – Kentucky, Aesthetic Continuum, 1997
  • Baylor College of Dentistry – Texas, Post Aesthetic Continuum, 1996
  • Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Evaluator – Utah, 1996


Professional Fellowships and Accreditation

  • International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, Fellowship
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), Accredited Member
  • Western Chapter of the AACD, Founder


Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (CEAD), Founding Member
  • Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (CARD), Member
  • Canadian Dental Association, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member


Other Professional Activities

Clinical Evaluator for many of the large dental suppliers



Dr Shannon has been recognized as one of the Leaders in Continuing Education and invited to be a part of “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education” directory of Dentistry Today 2008. This is an honour that Dr. Shannon has held numerous times in the past decade.

Dentists who are listed as Top Clinicians are:

  • Committed to attending professional meetings
  • Published in major journals or magazines
  • Meaningful contributors to the field of dentistry


Dr. Shannon has received the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) Accreditation in 1999. He is one of six dentists in British Columbia who has the honor of using the AACD Accredited status as an accomplishment.

According to the AACD’s website

An Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® has completed extensive advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry. In addition, this credentialed dentist or technician has successfully passed a rigorous Accreditation Board Examination. An Accredited Member is a dentist or technician who has demonstrated a very high level of technical skill and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

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Published Dental Articles


  • Restoring Function and Aesthetics Dentistry Today; Volume 25, No. 7, 122-125



  • A Good Fit: Predictable Clinical Protocol for Ceramic Onlays, Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice 2005;9(7):22-28



  • Direct Stratified Resin Procedures to Restore Form and Function Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice 2003;7(3):22-28



  • Achieving aesthetic and functional satisfaction in complex cases Dentistry 2002;11(1):16-21
  • Back to Basics: Combining direct and indirect procedures to restore form and function Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice 2002; 6(9):28-38
  • Maxillary non-orthodontic reconstruction with bonded ceramic restorations Spectrum May/June 2002; 1(3):22-34



  • Changing face with indirect veneers Canadian J of Dental Technology 2001; 5(2):22-26
  • Changing faces with indirect veneers Dentistry Today 2001; 20(6)



  • Bridging the gap: clinical protocol – a case study Dentistry Today 2000; March 19(3): 70-79
  • Preparation protocol to ensure predictable esthetic restorations 360° 2000; 1st Quarter; pp 3-8
  • Combining direct and indirect procedures to restore form and function – A case study Contemporary Esthetics And Restorative Practice 2000; January; 16-28
  • Post-op sensitivity DAM! (Dental Auxiliary Magazine) 2000; 1(1): 12-15
  • All Ceramic Restorations – Predicting Esthetic Restorative Success Compendium 2000 March, 27(3):232-238



  • Restoring form and function with an all-ceramic onlay – A case study Contemporary Esthetics And Restorative Practice 1999; 40-45
  • Enhanced aesthetics using pressed ceramics Dentistry Today 1999; July; 18(7): 54-59
  • Preparation and laboratory protocol for anterior perioprosthetic reconstruction Dentisty Today; 1999; January 38-47
  • How proper protocol, materials selection and communication yield aesthetic, functional outcomes and patient satisfaction in complex restorative cases Dentistry Today 1999; 42-51
  • Using pressed Ceramic Onlays to restore failed composites Dentistry Today 1999; April; 18(4); 69-75
  • Reconstruction of the maxillary dentition utilizing a non-orthodontic technique PPAD 1999, 11(8): 973-978
  • All in the Family: IPS Empress 2 and My Mother-In-Law, Case Study: New Metal-Free Restorations Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice 1999; 40-45
  • Anterior aesthetics – Restorin Life-like vitality and symmetry utilizing leucite reinforced pressed ceramics Canadian J. of Dental Technology 1999; April, IDS Special Issue; 18-24



  • Ceromers Used with Indirect Resins/Ceramics: Materials, Clinical Applications, and Prep Guidelines Dentistry Today 1998; 17(3):60-64
  • Smile enhancement using indirect veneers Dentistry Today 1998; May; 68-73
  • Cosmetic approach to restorative treatment The Canadian Journal of Dental Technology 1998 3(2):32-37,63



  • Clinical Guidelines for Indirect Resin Restorations, Journal, 1997; 63(3):432-437
  • Fiber-Reinforced Composite Bridge Inlay-to-Inlay technique Dentistry Today 1997; 16(10):48-53
  • Co-authored – Liebenberg WH, Shannon A Preparation and Finishing Optimal Indirect Resorations on Posterior Dentition Clinical Contours 1997; 1(3):5-9