Shannon Snell joined the J. White and Associates team in 2015. She is a CEO of a reputable staffing company, practice manager for a large private practice in Stillwater, MN, and a Dental Hygienist. Shannon loves meeting new faces within the dental industry, and enjoys coaching in all facets starting with patient check in, through clinical care, and up to the daily tasks of practice management.
“I truly believe that if you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life! Owning and operating a business can be extremely stressful; I know this first hand as well as through my experience as a practice manager. An average person spends 80% of each week at work. In my opinion, you do not have any other option than to enjoy every minute of it! I enjoy working with doctors, hygiene teams, and front desk professionals to develop fun, and successful dental practices who retain and attract patients who value their oral health.”
Shannon started her education at Minnesota State University of Mankato, and completed a semester abroad in Costa Rica where she studied the Spanish language and culture. She returned from her abroad studies just in time to begin the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. She earned a Baccalaureate Degree (BA) in Science, Dental Hygiene, and after years in clinical practice she developed a strong interest in the financial and operational side of the dental practice. Shannon went on to receive her Master of Business Administration from Hamline University. During her studies, she teamed up with her I.T Professor to conduct research on how technology is integrated into the modern Dental Offices. Through her research, she created a technology manual that encompassed ROI analysis on hardware, comparisons of major practice management software programs, vendor negotiations, and streamlining processes within the dental office through current technology advancements.
When Shannon is not working with practices, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Jim), baby boy (Franklin), and black lab (Pablo).You can find her and her family enjoying the outdoors at the lake in the summer, and cheering on the Vikings and Timberwolves in the winter! Through the hustle and bustle of her busy lifestyle, Shannon always makes room for fun activities and celebrations with family and friends!