About Dr. Eric R. Shell

Dr. Eric R. Shell is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Virginia Dental Association, and the American College of Dentists. He attended Virginia Tech University for his undergraduate education. After eight years as an engineer, Dr. Shell attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry to obtain his dental degree, graduating first in his class. Dr. Shell completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Shell is a member of many professional organizations, including the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southside Dental Association (Multiple Terms as President)
  • Virginia Association of Orthodontists
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Gold Plus Invisalign Provider

Dr. Shell received the American Association of Orthodontists Award for Exceptional Interest in Development of the Oro-Facial Complex from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Shell is an alumni member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, from which he received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence. Dr. Shell is also a Scholar of the Hinman Dental Society. He received the sole Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, bestowed upon completion of his dental degree.

He has volunteered on many dental Missions of Mercy, and has been an organizer for the United Way and Special Olympics. Dr. Shell is serving his eighth committee term with the Virginia Dental Association, and has served with the accreditation team at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, sporting events, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. Dr. Shell is a native of Southside Virginia and currently resides in Chesterfield County with his wife, daughter, and son.