Adam C. Shisler, DDS, MSD
Dr. Adam Shisler is not a native Texan, but he arrived here as quickly as he could and is proud to call Houston his home. Dr. Shisler spent his childhood in Houston before moving to attend high school and college in Oklahoma. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2006, Dr. Shisler decided to follow in his mother's footsteps and teach elementary and middle school science with Teach For America in southeast Houston. Dr. Shisler then chose to attend dental school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, where he graduated in 2012. Dr. Shisler completed his specialty training and thesis defense at UTSD in 2014 and earned an additional Masters of Science in Dentistry and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shisler has been with the Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group since 2012 when he began as the on-call trauma doctor; he transitioned to full-time during the summer of 2014.
Dr. Shisler has been recognized by many professional dental organizations even prior to graduation from dental school. Most notably, Dr. Shisler was elected to serve as President of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) from 2011-2012; he then served in an advisory role from 2012-2013. As president of ASDA, he represented over 17,000 dental students from national dental schools and liaised to groups like the American Dental Association, dental educators, and governmental entities such as the U.S. Department of Education and other federal policy makers. Dr. Shisler has also been active in the local professional community, where he was the sole student representative on the Greater Houston Dental Society's board of directors, as well as a four-year representative in Texas Dental Association House of Delegates. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Shisler was recognized as the Texas Dental Association's Outstanding Graduating Senior, honored with the International College of Dentists' Leadership Award, and decorated by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for his excellence in pediatric dental care.
Dr. Shisler is currently active in the New Dentist Study Club, the GHDS Legislative Action Committee and the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Shisler also enjoys taking time to speak with high school aged students regarding pursuing STEM degrees including the health care. Dr. Shisler was recently appointed to represent Texas on the American Dental Association New Dentist Committee. He is continuously active and chair of the GHDS Legislative Action Committee and the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentists. He takes pride in representing his profession and is passionate about pediatric dental care and the issues that affect the pediatric patient.
Dr Shisler is married to his wife Emily, who is an educational consultant with Brooklyn based Achievement First's Charter Network Accelerator. They enjoy cheering on Emily's native Chicagoland sports teams and walking their golden retriever, Adrian, around their Houston Heights neighborhood.