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Dentist, Owner

Ian Shaw was born in the artists' colony of Laguna Beach, California. It was a magical place to grow up, with the beach as his back yard, exploring tidepools and the ocean with his Golden Retriever as his faithful by his side. 

He moved to the Midwest when his mom returned to her hometown, Davenport. After graduating from Assumption High School, he attended The University of Iowa as an undergraduate. It was at UI that he met his wife, Ashley. 

Ian showed an interest in surgery & anatomy at a young age, wielding an exacto-knife with adult like precision to sculpt teeth and intricate bones in his creations. His artistic abilities have translated into his passion for esthetics. Whether you need a simple filling, bonding, crown, or a more complicated procedure, creating the most realistic, proportioned, and anatomically correct smile. 

Ian graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2005. While in dental school, he held summer positions in Oral Surgery and Family Dentistry. Upon graduation, he was a resident in Pediatric Dentistry for one year. 

In 2006, he started practicing Family Dentistry in Cedar Rapids. In private practice, he was able to combine his love of esthetics with his training to treat even the youngest of patients and those with special needs. Ian is very passionate about what he does because he cares so deeply for his patients. He was recruited by faculty at UI College of Dentistry to teach and held an adjunct position in Family Dentistry until 2014.

In his free time, Ian still creates art. While his passion for photography is most evident in the office, he also enjoys sculpting and drawing and helping to teach his young daughters how to paint with oils. 

Hanging out with his family and friends is his favorite way to spend the weekend. Whether it's skateboarding or frisbee golf or swimming or exploring outdoors, he makes it an adventure for the whole family. 

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