Our Doctors

 

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.

Jonathan Kohler, DDS

 

Kohler Portrait

Dr. Jon Kohler was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bethel Park. At a young age he moved away to Toledo, Ohio, but he always remained a Pittsburgher (and a devoted Steelers fan) at heart.

 

Following high school, Dr. Kohler graduated from the University of Dayton before enrolling in the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 2000, he did a one-year general practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then went on to work as an associate dentist for a practice in the North Hills for a year and a half, before purchasing a dental practice of his own in Bellevue in January 2003. He purchased a second Bellevue practice in November 2006 and merged the two into one.

 

In addition to running his Bellevue practice, Dr. Kohler was on the faculty at Pitt’s dental school, where he was an associate professor of the restorative dentistry department. He has taught dental students pre-clinical classes and has also instructed students inside the clinic itself. Dr. Kohler has also conducted oral health education programs for several local grade schools and high schools.

 

Although he maintains a hectic schedule, Dr. Kohler always has a smile on his face. He truly enjoys every minute of it. He has a passion for dental care and for educating others on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In what little free time he has, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Christie, and their two children, Anna and Sam.