Dr. Jason Shoe grew up in New Alexandria, PA, a small town located approximately 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. 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. Jason Shoe, DDS, MS
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
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.
During his time in college, dental school, and residency, Dr. Shoe was 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.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
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 has a special interest in the treatment of individuals with cleft lip and palate. He also strongly believes in giving back to the community and has established Shoe Orthodontics as a local chapter of Smile for a Lifetime. Through Smile for a Lifetime, Shoe Orthodontics provides free orthodontic treatment to children in the Hanover community whose financial situations would otherwise prevent access to care.
Dr. Shoe’s family lives on a small farm in Hanover. He and his wife Diana, who is also a dentist, have two boys, a 4-year-old named Dylan and a toddler named Ian. In addition to spending time with family, Dr. Shoe enjoys spending time outdoors and is a car enthusiast. Dr. Shoe is a big kid at heart and enjoys anything Disney just as much as his boys. Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Shoe enjoys cheering for the Penguins, Steelers, and Penn State Nittany Lions. 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 have a goal of establishing a dental mission trip to South America.