Dr. Hattaway has lived all over the US. He spent many years working on commercial fishing boats all over Alaska while he studied at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. After graduating from ISU with a BS in Zoology/Animal Biology he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a leading and innovative school for dental education. During dental school he was able to travel all around the state while working at community health clinics. At these clinics he became aware of the need for general dentists who were proficient in all aspects of dentistry.
After dental school he moved to Cleveland, OH, to complete a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals. His residency was a rigorous program focused on whole mouth rehabilitation, including dental implants. Dr. Hattaway worked closely with many patients at the Seidman Cancer Center who were receiving radiation and chemotherapy. He provided comprehensive care to these patients when they were at their highest risk for dental decay. While at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals he was awarded the Resident of the Year Award showcasing his clinical excellence and commitment to the program. His experience has given him a comprehensive knowledge of the effects of severe dry mouth and soft tissue side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. His interest and advanced skill lie in the replacement of complete or partially missing dentition using full and partial dentures with implant attachments. His restorative and prosthodontic interests include: single and multi-unit all ceramic restorations and veneers. His surgical interests include extractions with bone grafting for future implant placement.
Dr. Hattaway is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently on the board of directors for a non-profit dental organization in Arlington where he oversees and provides guidance for complete clinic operations. Dr. Hattaway also volunteers on his days off providing dental services to low-income families in Tarrant County. In 2017 he was awarded the Sally Hooper Gold Crown Award for his dedication and service to Dental Health for Arlington.
Austin, TX (July 17, 2017)—The Texas Academy of General Dentistry (Texas AGD) is pleased to announce that Shad Hattaway, DDS, FAGD of Carrollton, Texas, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2017 annual meeting on July 15, 2017, in Las Vegas.
The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Hattaway completed 500 hours of dental continuing education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. Texas AGD Fellows understand that providing beautiful smiles and excellent oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
Dr. Hattaway graduated from University of Michigan in 2013 and currently practices in Carrollton, TX. Dr. Hattaway showcases his leadership and excellence by serving on the Dallas County Dental Society Board of Directors and acting as an alternate delegate with the Texas Dental Association. He is also a member of American Dental Association and American Academy of Dental Oncology.
As a volunteer dentist, Dr. Hattaway is a prominent figure within his community. Earlier this year, Dr. Hattaway earned the Dallas County Dental Society New Dentist of the Year, is a Texas AGD New Dentist of the Year nominee for 2017, and received the Sally Hopper Golden Crown Award for volunteer service. He is also a part of the Board of Directors with Dental Health for Arlington.
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to help general dentists to succeed. It is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists who are the primary care providers for patients of all ages and are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. Its nearly 2,700 members partner together to help guide the journey of Fellowship, Mastership, and Life Long Learning in order to provide quality dental care in general practice. For more information about the Texas AGD, visit www.TAGD.org.