Our Doctor


Shannon Passineau, DMD


Passineau Portrait

Dr. Passineau was born and raised in a small town north of Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with honors from Birmingham Southern College and married her husband Michael before entering dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Shannon and Michael relocated to Pittsburgh in 2008, when Michael accepted a role as Director of Gene Therapy at the West Penn Allegheny Health Network (now AHN). Dr. Passineau has practiced general and cosmetic dentistry for seven years, two years in Beaver PA and the past 5 in Cranberry with a group practice. After meeting Dr. Kohler through a mutual friend, she fell in love with the history, culture and diversity of the Bellevue community, and considers it a great honor to care for that practice's existing patients, while welcoming new ones. A perfectionist and an aesthetic at heart, Dr. Passineau derives her professional satisfaction from empowering people to be proud of their smiles.


Dr. Passineau's favorite hobby is spending time with her husband and three daughters. The Passineau family has put more than 25,000 miles on their RV, covering most of the ground west of the Allegheny Mountains. Dr. Passineau also enjoys photography, particularly before/after portraits of her patients undergoing upgrades on their smiles. When she isn't enjoying family time in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, she is baking, playing the piano, and serving at Christ Church at Grove Farm.