Dr. Michael Shenk graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked as an engineer for Proctor & Gamble for three years before entering Northwestern University Dental School. Upon graduation, he was given the Oral Pathology Award, the Dental Materials Award, and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honorary society that is comparable to the undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.
Dr. Shenk did a one-year general practice residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham's University Hospital. He returned to Atlanta in 1979 and opened his family practice in Roswell.
Dr. Shenk retired from the practice in 2014.