Meet Dr. Karl Shao

Your Clackamas Dentist

Dr. Karl Shao is a graduate of the Oregon Health and Sciences University, School of Dentistry and completed his undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was born in China and moved to Guam at the age of six. From there, he made a pit stop in Arizona before finally moving to Oregon, which he calls his home.

Dr. Shao approaches dentistry from both an esthetic and functional standpoint. He believes that a great smile is the gateway to laughter and happiness, while great oral health is the gateway to your overall health and well-being. His favorite part about dentistry is getting to know his patients and helping them choose the most ideal and appropriate treatments tailored for their specific situations. Dr. Shao recognizes that going to the dentist can be scary, and he is committed to making your experience here in the dental chair as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Shao is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Multnomah and Clackamas Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta. He often volunteers to provide free dental work through programs such as the Oregon Mission of Mercy, Compassion Clinic, and Give Kids a Smile Day.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shao enjoys trying all the good food in Portland and travelling to new places. He is a big fan of all types of movies, music, and sports – Go Blazers!