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Meet Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre


Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre, Ann Arbor dentist, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Ann Arbor in 1991 to attend the University of Michigan. She is a two-time graduate of U of M, earning first a B.A. in Psychology in 1995 and then her DDS from the School of Dentistry in 1999. While in dental school, she was a member of the Taft Society, a group of students who provided free dental care during Saturday clinics at the dental school.

Upon completion of her DDS, Dr. Norman-Kotre moved back to Western Michigan to work with her father, a dentist in Ada, Michigan, at Norman Family Dentistry. She also spent time at Newburgh Heights Dental, a large group practice in Westland, Michigan. She worked in those offices for two years, but her dream was to move back to her college town and become a dentist in Ann Arbor.


Her dream came true in 2002 when she acquired the dental practice of Carol Haggerty in 2002. After working with Dr. Haggerty for three years in Ypsilanti, Dr. Norman-Kotre moved the office to a new location in Ann Arbor in February of 2005.

Dr. Kotre is a member of the Washtenaw District Dental Society, the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), and the American Dental Association (ADA). She is also a member of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) study club.

Dr. Kotre is a firm believer in giving back to the community that has given so much to her and her family over the years. She is a frequent fundraiser for the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County, donates dental care to those in need via the State of Michigan and Washtenaw Children’s Dental Clinic, and participates with Recycle Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kotre and her husband, Steve, met while Dr. Kotre was attending the University of Michigan. Steve and his family are long-time residents of Ann Arbor. They are the proud parents of two amazing boys, Noah (21), Ethan (19), and one incredible girl, Clare (15). Steve is an engineer for Ford Motor Company. The Kotres reside in beautiful Ann Arbor, where they are loyal season ticket holders for University of Michigan Football. Go Blue!

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