Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Shults DDS, MsD was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Mountain View High School. Before becoming a Mesa pediatric dentist he served as a missionary in Madrid, Spain, where he became fluent in Spanish and gained a profound respect for people from different cultures. He graduated cum laude from ASU with a B.S. in Biology, and then attended dental school at the University of Colorado Health Science Center where he achieved his DDS degree, also graduating cum laude.He then spent two years practicing general dentistry in Sierra Vista, AZ where he realized that his true passion was in helping children with their dental needs. He decided to further his dental education in Richmond, VA where he spent an additional two years in a post-graduate residency program and earned his Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr Shults has received many honors and privileges throughout his educational and professional career including membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Board Candidate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Shults loves the great outdoors, biking, hiking, camping, and anything that involves being with his AMAZING wife and four children. “I consider it a privilege to have your trust and confidence placed in me as your pediatric dentist, and I thank you in advance for the opportunity to serve you in providing the best in oral healthcare available to your child.”