Susan J. Sherrick, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Susan J. Sherrick is a hometown girl who was born in Rolla and grew up in the neighboring town of St. James. She graduated from John F. Hodge High School in 1989 as valedictorian of her class. She went on to complete the six-year dental program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Sherrick graduated with honors in the top ten percent of her dental class, earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, in 1995. During her dental education, she was inducted into the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Upon graduating, Dr. Sherrick was accepted into St. Louis University’s Graduate Orthodontic Program, where she earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree, specializing in orthodontics.
In January 1998, Dr. Sherrick returned home and joined in practice with her former orthodontist and mentor. She later bought the orthodontic practice in January 2000.
In addition to her formal education, Dr. Sherrick completed training with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics which allows her to administer dermal fillers, such as Botox® and Juvéderm™ injections.
Dr. Sherrick feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics in order to offer her patients the most advanced treatments. Thus, she maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Sherrick is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Central Dental Society and the Ozark Dental Society.
Along with operating her own practice, Dr. Sherrick serves as an orthodontic assistant trainer for the Missouri Dental Association in the Expanded Functions Dental Assistants course. She also personally trains each member of her staff at Sherrick Orthodontics.
Dr. Sherrick is very involved in the Rolla community. She is a member of the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce and supports various local charities and schools. Dr. Sherrick is a major donor of the Rolla Cancer Gala, and she participates with the Heart to Heart Foundation. Sherrick Orthodontics is also a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
Dr. Sherrick is happily married to her husband, Randy Benson. They have two boys, Zach and Troy, who attend Rolla Public Schools. As a family, they enjoy travelling to new places and being outside enjoying nature. In her spare time, Dr. Sherrick also enjoys teaching fitness classes, as she is a fitness instructor who is certified by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America!