Dr. Brandon Shoukri joined the practice in 2018 and is a Michigan native. Graduating from Brother Rice High School and Wayne State University, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Shoukri then graduated first in his class with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he earned multiple scientific and clinical awards and honors.
Dr. Shoukri went on to receive his Master of Science degree and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Michigan. His research has been published in four peer-reviewed scientific journals, and his master’s thesis won one of the top awards from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2019. Following residency, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This distinct level of achievement includes being thoroughly examined by an expert panel on orthodontic knowledge and clinical skills. He is also certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to administer botox and dermal fillers. When he is not providing clinical care, he is teaching at the University of Michigan as an adjunct clinical professor; lecturing at local, national, and international dental meetings; or involved in leadership roles in dentistry. Dr. Shoukri is the president-elect of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, a member of the AAO’s Committee on Technology, and a representative for the AAO Council on New and Younger Members.
Dr. Mary Beth Moenssen received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan’s Dental School. She was elected president of her dental class during her senior year and graduated at the top of her class. Her additional three-year postgraduate orthodontic residency was also completed at the University of Michigan Dental School. She graduated with a Master of Science degree and is an orthodontic specialist. After graduation, Dr. Moenssen taught at the University of Michigan Dental School and treated orthodontic patients at a group practice in Westland, Michigan. Then in 1998 she opened her own private practice in her husband’s hometown of Dexter, which is still the only orthodontic practice in town.
Dr. Moenssen moved around a lot during her childhood because of her father’s career promotions, mostly between Michigan and Wisconsin. Her final move back to Michigan was at the beginning of her junior year in high school. She lived in Richmond and graduated valedictorian from her high school. She then attended the University of Michigan, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology before beginning her dental and orthodontic training. She and her husband, Rob Marshke, have been married for 24 years and have two beautiful boys, Ethan and Evan.