Shawna not only works in the front office but is also a Registered Dental Hygienist and is Dr. Steinbrecher’s wife. You may think that working with your husband would be difficult, but this husband/wife duo makes an excellent dental team! Shawna’s love for dentistry started at an early age. You could say it runs in the family. As the daughter of a dentist she began working in her father’s office as a high school student. She assisted her father with treatment as well as helping him manage the business by working in his front office.
Shawna knew from early on that she wanted to be a Hygienist. Seeing the oral health of her patients improve has always been one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. Since having her youngest child she has transitioned into working part time in the front office. The flexibility of working in the front allows her to juggle all the mommy duties of her growing family as well! Her in-depth knowledge gained from being a RDH, coupled with years of experience in determining insurance benefits makes her well equipped for thoroughly explaining different treatment options to patients. It allows her to help her patients maximize their dental benefits while still choosing the best treatment options. You would be hard pressed to find another person with such a strong grasp of dentistry from front to back office.
When Shawna is not working she is usually toting her 3 kids to various activities. She is head coach for her daughter’s cheer squad, and is active in her children’s school and their community. She and her husband Dr. Steinbrecher reside in Orangevale and enjoy spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors with their kids.