Dr. Fortman grew up in suburban Kansas City, Missouri where he attended The University of Missouri-Columbia for his undergraduate studies and The University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of Dentistry for his pre-doctoral training. He started his general practice in 1996 and after 5 years was chosen to join a 3 year post-graduate residency by Louisiana State University’s Endodontic Department in New Orleans. Upon completion in 2004 Dr. Fortman, his wife and their 2 sons moved to Santa Rosa to begin their lives in California and start his private endodontic practice. He took the reins from the first endodontists in Santa Rosa and never looked back. “This is a great city in which to live and work. I feel fortunate that the people in this community have accepted me so graciously.”
Dr. Fortman continues to stay at the forefront of his profession with his main passions being retreatment of failed root canals and pain control. He is often heard saying, “A root canal should be boring. If you are bored then it didn’t hurt and everything went as planned!” Dr. Fortman is a member of The Redwood Empire Dental Society, The California Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The California State Association of Endodontists and The American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Fortman spends much of his personal time mountain biking with his sons, coaching their baseball teams, supporting school functions and relaxing with his wife Kelly.
Shannon has been working with Dr. Fortman since Spring 2006. Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate chairside manner, along with her knowledge of all endodontic procedures. Patients also compliment Shannon and Dr. Fortman in regards to how well they work together and how smooth their appointments go. Shannon grew up in Sonoma County and has been in the dental field since 2005. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.
Marcie, our front office coordinator, has been in the dental field since 2004. She loves working in dentistry and has a great rapport with patients. Marcie also has extensive insurance knowledge and always helps to make sure patients maximize their insurance benefits. She takes that extra step to help patients with financial questions and concerns. “I enjoy helping patients in any way I can and assuring they have a comfortable and stress free experience.”
Marcie enjoys spending her free time with her two sons, friends and family. She also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking and reading.