Meet Drs. Debra and Richard Shin

Drs. Debra and Richard are passionate about staying on the leading edge of orthodontics and invest hundreds of hours into ongoing training each year.

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Dr. Debra Shin
Debra Shin, DDS MSD
Dental School: UCLA
Orthodontic School: Colorado University

Dr. Debra Shin

A great smile opens many doors for the rest of your life. A person’s confidence blossoms with the gift of a smile, and Dr. Debra feels honored to be trusted with the job to custom design your legendary smile for you.

She is open and welcoming, and loves to answer all your questions. She is dedicated to make you and your family feel comfortable throughout your experience at Shin Orthodontics. Rest assured that she would update your progress with honesty and consistency, and she cares for all of her patients like she would for her own family.

Dr. Debra Shin isn’t your run-of-the-mill orthodontist. In fact, you may even say she played a great hand in the gamble of her own destiny. If you asked her today, she would tell you she considers herself privileged and fortunate to have arrived here.

Dr. Richard Shin

If you are planning a trip to anywhere in the world, you might want to ask Dr. Richard if he’s been there, and the chances are that he has!

Dr. Richard left his native Korea with his family at early age and was fortunate to experience living in a number of different countries that most of us could only imagine… if you would like to know where he has been, please feel free to ask him the next time you meet him. He will gladly talk to you about his travels!

Dr. Richard Shin
Richard Shin, DDS MS FRCD(C) MRACDS(Orth)
Dental School: Maryland University
Orthodontic School: Vanderbilt University

Board Certified

Dr. Debra Shin and Dr. Richard Shin achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics. The ABO is the only orthodontic specialty board by the American Dental Association and affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontists.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Debra and Dr. Richard are members of the following professional organizations:

Dr. Richard Shin is President of the Southern Maryland Dental Society:

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American Association of Orthodontists at Shin Orthodontics
American Dental Association at Shin Orthodontics
American Board of Orthodontics at Shin Orthodontics
Invisalign at Shin Orthodontics
itero at Shin Orthodontics
inbrace at Shin Orthodontics