Education & Credentials
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine; Fort Lauderdale, FL
“As my patient, you can expect to receive a custom-tailored treatment plan to achieve your desired goals for your smile design. We will work together to help create a beautiful smile you can enjoy for life!”
Melissa’s favorite movie is Finding Nemo, her favorite things to watch on TV are Breaking Bad, Grey’s Anatomy, Better Call Saul, and anything related to food, and her favorite vacation destination is Catalina Island.
Dr. Shotell has always believed that education is her true passion, so much so that she has lived throughout the country to study at multiple universities so she can bring a broad set of experiences to clinical practice. Dr. Shotell met her husband, who is also a dentist, while studying at Nova Southeastern University. Following her training at Ohio State, Dr. Shotell worked in private practice providing comprehensive dental treatment until she realized orthodontics were her true professional calling and returned to school to receive her master’s degree. Dr. Shotell and her husband enjoy spending their free time with their friends and family, traveling and exploring the local area. They enjoy cooking and consider themselves true foodies, always looking for new recipes and great local food. Their two dogs, Pumpkin and Flower, are always looking for mischief and manage to keep them very busy.
American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Joaquin Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry award
Graduated from dental school with highest honors, graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego