Meet Your Norman Orthodontist

Orthodontist Norman OK

Dr. Mark Revels

A native of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Dr. Revels graduated from Ponca City Senior High School in 1992. After high school, Dr. Mark Revels furthered his education at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with distinction in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in health and sports science and a minor in zoology. He was accepted into the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1997 and later that year joined the U.S. Navy dental officer program. In 2001, Dr. Revels received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the AAO award for excellence in orthodontic studies.

After completing his time with the Navy, Dr. Revels began his orthodontic training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2006, he received his Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics from UMKC. After graduation, Dr. Revels returned to Norman where he joined the practice of Orthodontics Exclusively.

Dr. Revels received his board certification in 2006 from the American Board of Orthodontics in which only 1 in 3 orthodontists achieve this distinction.

Dr. Gabi Restuccia

Dr. Gabriela Restuccia is originally from Venezuela. After graduating from High School in Caracas she came to Norman- OK for the first time and enrolled for a year at the Center for English as a Second Language at OU to study English. She went back home and attended the Central University of Venezuela School of Dentistry. Since her Freshman year if Dental School she discovered her passion for teaching and became a Teaching Assistant for three years with the Department of Human Anatomy.

She graduated from Dental School in 2011 with “Magna Cum Laude” honors. After graduation she became a Professor in the Department of Human Anatomy and worked in Private Practice as a general dentists for two years.
In 2013 she came back to Oklahoma to start her residency in Orthodontics at the University of Oklahoma-School of Dentistry where Dr. Shannon was one of her part-time instructors. The Department of Orthodontics only accepts one international student every three years.

During her time in residency she took all the National Board Dental Examinations, and the written examination with the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Restuccia received her certificate of specialty in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science degree in May of 2006.

She is very excited to have joined Dr. Shannon and Dr. Revels at Orthodontics Exclusively, and has also accepted a position as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Tim Shannon

Dr. Shannon received his board certification in 2006 from the American Board of Orthodontics. Only 1 in 3 orthodontists in the state achieve this distinction. He was also inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Dental Academy and voted the “Best Dentist/Orthodontist” in Norman on multiple occasions.

To keep abreast of the latest developments in orthodontic care, Dr. Shannon attends continuing education courses on a regular basis, works with orthodontic suppliers in developing new products and speaks both locally and nationally on innovative orthodontic mechanics.

Dr. Shannon is past president of the Cleveland County and Central District branches of the Oklahoma Dental Association. He has also served as the Chairman of the Council on Dental Education and Director of Children’s Dental Health month for the state of Oklahoma.

In 2010, Dr. Shannon accepted a position as a part-time clinical instructor for the Graduate Orthodontic program at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.

Why an Orthodontist in Norman?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, they have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Norman Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Norman orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
    • You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Norman orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Orthodontics Exclusively is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Norman area.