Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry Joi Shaw Morrison, DMD, MSD
3939 Washington Ave,
Suite 240
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 863-PEDO (7336)


About Joi Shaw Morrison

Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. In 1997, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State University and subsequently became employed as a Quality Control Chemist for Vintage Pharmaceuticals in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2002, Dr. Shaw graduated in the top 10 of her dental school class from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. As a dental student at the Medical College of Georgia, she volunteered in the local soup kitchen and organized clothing and toy drives in the community. Prior to graduating from dental school, she was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She was also active as the President of Medical College of Georgia’s chapter of the National Dental Association. Upon completion her dental degree, Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army. In 2003, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Fort Meade, Maryland. After completing this residency, she served as a Captain and General Dentist until June of 2006 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Subsequently, Dr. Morrison entered into the Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. During her residency, she presented at the National Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) on her research on “The Effects of Pre-surgical Alveolar Molding (PNAM) Appliance on Occlusion” and at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) on her research on “In 2008, Dr. Morrison received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry. She was honored to receive the Peabody Award from her professors in Pediatric Dentistry. In 2009, she completed her board examination to receive her Diplomate status from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison is involved in numerous dental organizations which promote research, education, prevention and restoration of dental diseases. Among these are the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Morrison has received numerous honors and awards for her professional accomplishments. These include being a National Dental Association/Colgate-Palmolive Scholar, Ty Cobb Scholar, McRae-Orrington Scholar, Annual Student Award of the American Academy of Periodontology, Senior Honor’s Program Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award, American Association of Women’s Dentists for Outstanding Leadership and Academic Excellence Award, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Achievement Award and the Student National Dental Association President’s Award.

Dr. Morrison is also active in her community where she has volunteered here and abroad. In Houston, she has served as a Give Kids a Smile Volunteer, a University of Texas House Medics Volunteer (painting houses for underserved in the community), Teddy Bear Clinic Volunteer at the Children’s Museum, Chinese Health Fair Volunteer and has volunteered her services for free days of dentistry in the local community. In Tegucigalpa Honduras, she has volunteered as a dentist at Rancho Ebeneezer (an orphanage) and with World Gospel Outreach. Additionally, she has volunteered with Lakewood Church as a dentist in Mfangano Island in Kenya. As a result of this association, she is proud to be a sponsor of a college student in Kenya.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Morrison enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. James Morrison, Jr. and their two sons. She also enjoys traveling, spending time with her extended family and being a baseball and football mom.

Dr. Shirley Chiou

Dr. Shirley Chiou was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Northwestern University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. It was in college that she decided to pursue a career in dentistry and subsequently volunteered and observed in both General and Pediatric Dentistry offices. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan Dental School. Dr. Chiou joined the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and took on active roles of leadership, such as serving as Secretary for her dental school class and as Vice President of the Taft Philanthropic Society. Through the Taft Society, she was able to help organize free dental clinics serving adults and children of the Ann Arbor community. One highlight of her dental school career was spending one summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, providing free dental treatment for the children of migrant workers.

On receiving her Doctorate of Dental Science degree, Dr. Chiou was accepted into a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She spent one year at the USC Dental School treating community patients and spent the next year at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, performing hospital dentistry. She completed her Residency and received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Chiou continued her association with USC, serving as the Clinical Director for the USC/Queenscare Mobile Clinic for one year. These mobile units partnered with the Los Angeles School District to provide treatment to various communities. In 2007, Dr. Chiou and her family moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she spent two and a half years in private practice at Hopkinton Dental Associates, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In 2009 she completed the board examination requirements to receive her Diplomate Status from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Chiou and her husband Eric have twin daughters and a son. She resides locally in Bellaire and is enjoying exploring the state of Texas as a family. She especially appreciates the mild winters. When not practicing dentistry, she can be found reading, running, spending time with her kids at the park, and playing the violin.

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