Dr. John Shen was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to Cupertino, CA where he graduated from Monta Vista High School. Despite the language and cultural barrier, Dr. Shen got accepted to University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Microbial Biology. After college, Dr. Shen decided to follow his father's footsteps and pursue a career in dentistry, more specifically, periodontics. Therefore, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and his specialty certificate in periodontics from University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry.
In addition to the extensive training, Dr. Shen is also a Diplomate of the
American Board of Periodontology
, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Shen enjoys golfing, cycling and swimming with his wife, Patty. Dr. Shen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is a clinical instructor at UCSF School of Dentistry.