Meet the Dentist

Shonteral Lakay Redmond, DDS

aka Dr. Shon

The Motivational Dentist

Shonteral aka Dr. Shon began her desire to become a first generation college student at the tender age of 5 years old. Before her mom’s tragic death in 1994, she inspired Shonteral to become a doctor. After that time, it was destined for her to follow her dreams despite the odds stacked against her. Coming from a background full of poverty, defeat, and pain made the journey difficult, but not impossible.

After completing several Professional Programs and ultimately gaining a New York State Dental License, Dr. Shon furthered her knowledge and experience by becoming an Associate Dentist at several dental practices in the Capital Region Area. But that wasn’t enough. Dr. Shon then decided to open her own practice, Motivational Dentistry, in order to provide her patients with modern, digital, eco-friendly, cosmetic and emergency dental treatment with superior care.

In her spare time, Dr. Shon enjoys motivating her followers (@drshontv) to brush and floss daily, visit the dentist at least every 6 months, and oral health care education. She also enjoys writing, reading, traveling with her fiancé, visiting family and friends in Florida, and learning more about life.


Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with Minors in Biology & Business

Florida State University, 2005- 2009

Masters in Health Science

University of South Florida, 2010-2012

Doctorate of Dental Surgery

Meharry Medical College, 2012-2016

General Practice Residency

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2017-2018