Meet Dr. Thomas Grant Shelton (Joining us July 2024!)

Dr. Grant Shelton is a native to Perry, Georgia, and is excited to practice dentistry in the community in which he grew up. His passion for dentistry began at a young age as he watched both his dad, the late Dr. Thomas Shelton, and uncle, Dr. Louis Shelton, care for Perry’s dental needs.

After receiving his DMD from The Dental College of Georgia, Dr. Grant pursued an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. While in residency, Dr. Grant gained further training in esthetic smile designs, full-mouth rehabilitation cases, implant dentistry, and complex surgical and grafting techniques. Since dentistry is a constantly changing field, he believes that staying up-to-date on novel technologies and procedures such as these is the best way to serve his patients. One of the highlights of his residency was getting to care for those who have served and sacrificed for our country. He looks forward to continued relationships with veterans as he expands his services to his hometown community.

Dr. Grant completed his undergraduate education at Mercer University, where he met his wife, Caitlin. They recently expanded to a family of three with their first child, Emery Grace. The Shelton family enjoys trying new recipes, time with friends, quality coffee, and being outdoors. Dr. Grant is honored to continue his father’s legacy of serving Perry and the surrounding Middle Georgia community. 

Awards and Honors

  • Class of 2023 Medical College of Georgia Foundation Scholar
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Society (OKU), honors society of the top ten percent of graduating dental students nationwide
  • Number one in the 2023 graduating class of the Dental College of Georgia 
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award 
  • OKU – Senior Academic Achievement Award 
  • 2023 Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award 
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit
  • The Academy of Operative Dentistry for Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry Award
  • 2023 Michael Davenport Award of Achievement