Meet The Team

 
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Coming to the office is like visiting old friends: always friendly and helpful.
— Wendy B.

Practicing comprehensive dentistry means I strive to provide everything within my scope of expertise, to practice well above the standard of care, and most of all, to do my very best to provide comfort and understanding. In doing so, over the years, we have developed a family-friendly atmosphere.  Our team has been together for eight plus years, this is the way we regard and treat each other.  We may have one or two new faces occasionally, but we have seen our children grow up together, and witnessed our precious young patients going off to college, or setting out on careers of their own.


Shawn Guerin, DDS

Shawn Guerin, DDS

Born and raised in California, Dr.Guerin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area’s eastern Tri-Valley. He attended Las Positas College, followed by UC Davis and UCSF School of Dentistry. Before attending dental school, Dr.Guerin conducted research for 5 years at the UC Davis Nutrition Department, collaborating on obesity, aging, and diabetes studies. Dr.Guerin has a diverse background, which is reflected in the assortment of jobs that he has held over the years. This includes various construction jobs, working the salmon fisheries in Alaska, at restaurants and waiting tables, landscaping, animal technician, automotive repair shop owner,dentist, clinical professor, dental administrator, and now small business owner.

Dr. Guerin has been in the Redding area for 15 years, first serving as the Associate Dental Director for Shasta Community Health Center and more recently, the owner of Redding Dental Group. During his 6 year tenure at SCHC, Dr.Guerin was instrumental in the development of their marquee dental programs and extending the scope of services offered at the health center. Such programs include, hospital based dentistry for pediatrics and special needs, pediatric oral conscious sedation, mobile dentistry, and Give Kids a Smile, to name a few. Dr.Guerin served on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Dental Society for three years, and he is a past president of the Western Clinicians Network. Having lectured three consecutive years at the Region IX Management Conference, Dr. Guerin has provided continuing education courses for hundreds of colleagues. He is passionate about volunteering and teaching, and continues to mentor dental, dental hygiene and dental assistant students. And when he is not in the office treating patients he can be found at Whiskeytown Recreation Area, barrelling down one of the dozens of beautiful mountain bike trails.  He has a 2 year old boy named Rylan who keeps him on his toes and his bike!


Staff

 
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Denise Criss  

Denise Criss
R.D.H.

I've never regretted the choice to earn my degree in Dental Hygiene and derive a great sense of satisfaction knowing I'm helping people live healthier lives.  When I'm not gardening in my yard, I can be found with my husband and daughter out hiking Mt Lassen or relaxing on the blue waters of our beautiful lakes with a camera in hand.  After 18 years of working for Redding Dental Group, Dr Guerin, my co-workers and patients are like extended family to me.  I take great pride in knowing I'm a part of a superb dental team providing quality care to our community.

Haley Shufelberger

Haley Shufelberger
R.D.A.

My name is Haley and I was born and raised in the Redding area.  I have been in the dental field for four years. I enjoy meeting new people and helping patients have a great experience while visiting our office.  In my spare time, I love spending as much time with my family and friends as possible.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, watching sports and working on my new home. 

Mercedes Morrison

Mercedes Morrison
R.D.A.E.F.

Being able to work in such a rewarding field with wonderful patients, and such a dedicated friendly team is what I enjoy most.  I have been in the dental field for over eight years, and recently attended classes in Sacramento which elevated my license from a Registered Dental Assistant to Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions (RDAEF). This allows me to do additional duties such as placing fillings, taking impressions, cementing crowns and working closely with Dr. Guerin to better serve our patients. Born in Redding and raised in Cottonwood, I spend my free time kayaking, hiking, and camping with my husband and three children.

Lynett Avalos

Lynette Avalos
Treatment Plan Coordinator