Meet Dr. Chong Shao

Chong Shao, DDS



Dr. Chong Shao was born and raised in Beijing, China and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1998. He grew up in Iowa City, Iowa supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes and eventually completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Physiology and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with a distinction in Dental Public Health. He went on to complete a general dentistry residency at the University of Oklahoma focusing on the treatment and care of pediatric and medically compromised patients.

Dr. Shao’s love for the outdoors led him to Denver, Colorado where he practiced in a private practice setting as well as in a mobile setting in order to treat patients in shelters and retirement homes who would otherwise have extreme difficulty obtaining dental care. While he greatly enjoyed his time in Denver, his desire for a city more like where he grew up led him to Greenville where he now happily calls home.

Chong prefers to spend his spare time outdoors and is an avid skier and hiker. He considers himself an average cook with an insatiable appetite. He is a full-time dog dad and is constantly exploring the Greenville area with his wheaten terrier, Jadie.


  • University of Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma