About Cary A. Shatto, DDS
Native Texan, Dr. Cary A. Shatto was born in Houston but lived in the Dallas area as well as the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. After enduring family hardships as a youth, he became a ward of the state of Texas. He was raised in a boys’ home and made the most of his years there, excelling in sports, agriculture, and academics. He also credits his experience with instilling in him the values of discipline, responsibility, and ambition. Thanks to his achievements, he earned scholarships after graduating from La Porte High School in the Houston area. This enabled him to attain a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He then graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry (now the Texas A&M College of Dentistry) in 1992, fulfilling his dream of becoming a dentist. For the next six years, Dr. Shatto used his dental expertise as an associate in a local Dallas dental office to grow that practice into a new, larger facility. In 1998, he was offered a partner position but declined and decided it was the right time for him to have his own private dental practice in the Lake Highlands community of Dallas.