Hello, and welcome to LoDo Orthodontics. My name is Shane Hoelz, and I am the Orthodontic Specialist for Downtown Denver.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin and obtained my B.S. degree in chemistry and human biology from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, where I graduated summa cum laude and became an Academic All-American athlete as a member of the Nordic ski team (and you wonder why I moved to Colorado?). For a long time I knew I wanted to go into dentistry and so after college I continued my education by getting my D.D.S. degree from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. While in school I realize that orthodontics was my true passion and so after dental school I continued to Rutgers University in New Jersey for my postgraduate certificate in orthodontics.
Upon completion of my residency training, I practiced in Greater New York City before deciding to relocate to Colorado. With the mountains, great weather and great culture, and as an avid fan of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping, Denver has definitely become my “forever home”!
Always wanting to stay at the top of my field, I continued studying to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. I also hold memberships in the American Association of Orthodontics and Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists. I also have the good fortune to work with a larger team here in Denver that helps me continue to learn and be introduced to the latest advances in our field.
When i am not straightening teeth, I enjoy spending time with friends and making frequent trips back to Wisconsin to be with family.
Here at LoDo Orthodontics our motto is “Making Smiles with a Smile.” I’m happy to be here and serve you – braces and Invisalign aren’t something we do — It’s the ONLY thing we do!