My name is Andy Shumway. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and have deep roots in Arizona going back to the 1800s.
I graduated from Westwood High School where I participated in the orchestra (trumpet) and sports (basketball). Our basketball team was State runner up my senior year. I received many awards and honors including Player of the Year for the State of Arizona and being recognized by Coach and Athlete Magazine as an All American.
Following high school, I attended Mesa Community College for a year before serving a two year mission for my church in Denmark. I eventually graduated from ASU with a BA in Chemistry. A few years later, I graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas with a DDS degree.
I am married to the former Colleen Townsend. We have six children – four boys and two girls – and 13 grandchildren. My family is very important to me and my life has revolved around my wife and children and now grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, going to the lake, movies, bowling, going to plays, and eating at our favorite restaurants on occasion – among many other family activities.
I really enjoy being a dentist. It’s rewarding to work with our patients in such a way that they want to come back to us. We are blessed with many long term relationships with patients and now see children of children that we treated many years ago.
I enjoy working with my son, Dr. Joel Shumway, in the practice and my daughter, Megan, who is one of our hygienists. We look forward to another son joining the practice as a dentist the summer of 2015, Dr. Tyler Shumway, who is finishing his experience serving in the Army as a dentist.
I have a great staff and we all look forward to being your dental team.