Born in Lafayette, TN, Dr. Shrum still enjoys visiting the beautiful farmland of his parents in Macon County. Dr. Shrum has been married since 1988. He and his wife Sandy have two children. As a youth, Dr. Shrum enjoyed playing the guitar and piano, and was an avid model builder. His eye for minute detail and high degree of manual dexterity, coupled with his love for science, led Dr. Shrum to choose dentistry over other medical fields as his profession.