Dominique Askew Shamburger, DDS
Dr. Dominique Askew Shamburger is a native of Birmingham. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she graduated with honors. She continued her education to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. While in dental school, Dr. Shamburger received various awards and recognition, including being awarded the senior award for Public Health Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry. She was involved in research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and was selected to participate in the senior honors program. Her experience was further developed while in school by providing services through the Indian Health Service in Cherokee, NC.
With a broad clinical background of comprehensive care for patients of all ages, Dr. Askew Shamburger enjoys providing a variety of dental procedures, including pediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, root canals, crowns, placement and restoration of dental implants, partials and dentures. Prior to launching Montgomery Dental Arts, she worked with non-profit health organizations in Selma, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, providing professional, compassionate dental care for patients with a wide range of needs.
Dr. Askew Shamburger also has a focus on advancing the profession of dentistry through her memberships with the River Region Seattle Study Club, National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Society and Alabama Dental Association where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees representing the Second District Dental Society. She is a volunteer adjunct faculty member with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Askew Shamburger and her husband Dr. Carl Shamburger share a vision for family-friendly, quality dentistry at Montgomery Dental Arts. When they are not practicing dentistry, they enjoy spending time with their two sons, Carl III and Caleb. They are members of the First Congregational Christian Church in Montgomery. Dr. Askew Shamburger is a fitness enthusiast and loves giving back to her community through volunteer service and involvement in youth mentoring programs.
"Dentistry has always been personal to me. As a child, I suffered from very misaligned teeth. As a result I was often teased and became self-conscious about my smile. As a defense mechanism I just tried my best not to smile. Which internally limited the amount of happiness I felt. After I had orthodontic treatment I realized that dentistry doesn't just change smiles it changes lives. I became a much more outgoing person and for the first time I realized that I deserved to smile. At that moment I knew I wanted to help others to feel the same joy of loving their smiles."
— Dr. Dominique Askew Shamburger