Dr. Jason Shoe grew up in New Alexandria, PA, a small town located approximately 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Greensburg Salem High School in 1997. Dr. Shoe’s love of the outdoors and working on cars began as a teenager. The running joke among those who know Dr. Shoe is that his favorite room in the house is the garage!
Dr. Shoe earned his Bachelor of Science in biology at the Pennsylvania State University with honors from the Schreyer Honors College in 2001. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2005, and his Master of Science and orthodontic certificate at the University of Maryland Dental School in 2008.
Dr. Shoe and Dr. Fishel first met and became friends in a large lecture hall at Penn State. Over their many years of education together, their friendship and mutual respect for one another’s treatment philosophies culminated in the establishment of F&S Orthodontics and Periodontics.
During his time in college, dental school, and residency, Dr. Shoe had been involved in various research projects. His dental school research project focused on potential molecular explanations for metastasis of breast cancer to bone. His master’s thesis focused on the evaluation and application of a new rating system for treatment outcomes of patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate, a congenital condition in which the tissues of the upper lip and roof of the mouth fail to join together.
Dr. Shoe is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He lectures annually to the dental students at University of Maryland Dental School on the topic of orthodontics in preparation for corrective jaw surgery. In addition, he hopes to become involved in the treatment of individuals with cleft lip and palate in south-central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Shoe’s family lives on a small farm in the heart of Hanover. He and his wife Diana, who is also a dentist, have an infant son named Dylan. Diana is originally from Peru, where her family currently resides. Dr. Shoe and his wife both greatly enjoy traveling to Peru to visit family and hope to participate in dental-related mission trips to South America.