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Dentist – Jupiter, FL

Get to Know Dr. Shane Vaughn

Jupiter dentist Dr. Shane Vaughn

Born and raised in rural western Kentucky, Dr. Shane has always loved Jupiter when visiting family. He is very happy to now be living here full time. Dr. Shane is proud help patients in the Sunshine State from all walks of life maintain good oral function through dedicated prevention, education, and high-quality care. Keep reading below to learn more about his background.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Shane has always had a passion for helping others. Being able to help someone achieve not only great oral health, but a stronger, more confident smile is such a rewarding experience, and he’s never looked back when it comes to his chosen career path.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Shane’s education journey started at Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he majored in Chemistry and Biology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science. He then spent two years working in pharmaceutical research before choosing to embark on the oral healthcare path. He completed his Master of Science in Oral Biology at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine shortly thereafter. Following graduation, he attended a one-year residency at the University of Kentucky where he trained in oral surgery, dental implants, and sedation dentistry.

Today, Dr. Vaughn has an extensive background in clinical research and has been published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Through his education, research, and every day treatment, he focuses on dental implants and full mouth reconstructions. Dr. Shane passed the written examinations to become an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires over 500 hours of continuing education, which are accredited studies or activities outside of his normal office hours. Only a small percentage of dentists have achieved these honors, distinguishing Dr. Shane from his peers on a national level.

He is also a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dr. Shane is a certified Invisalign provider. Together with his wife Dr. Amiee Vaughn, he has regularly traveled to countries like Belize and the Philippines in order to provide important oral healthcare to underserved populations.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Shane’s family still lives in Kentucky; he has two younger sisters and enjoys spending quality time with them whenever possible. He is a great guitar player, and other personal hobbies include paddle boarding, traveling, mountain biking, camping, and participating in triathlons.