Dr. Shook’s father has always been his inspiration, and he’d like to replicate the same warm, welcoming experiences for his patients. Community means everything to Dr. Shook and Dr. Monica, which is why they want to provide positive dental experiences through a breadth of services to everyone in Eau Claire.
When Dr. Shook was young, he watched his father become a staple in the community, providing exceptional dental care to friends and neighbors for nearly 40 years. This set Dr. Shook down a path that would influence his entire career.
Initially, Dr. Shook worked in a dental lab, which reinforced the idea that dentistry was the career for him. He completed an undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and went on to dental school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.
After completing dental school, Dr. Shook knew he wanted to start a private practice in his hometown. The neighborhood has changed quite a bit since he was young, and he’s back to bring the same warm, welcoming experiences that his father provided to the community for so many years. His goal is to turn every new patient into a friend and make sure that every new friend leaves with a smile.
Meet the original Dr. Shook! Dr. Randy has humbly served the Chippewa Valley for decades before passing the torch to his son, Dr. John Shook. He worked as a general dentist for 38 years, owned 3 private practices, and even retired twice! Dr. Randy served as an Air Force Dentist and was honored when he received the Meritorious Service Medal. He truly believes he has lived a blessed life and thinks it is important to give back to his community. He currently mentors students at the Chippewa Valley Technical School Dental Clinic as well as the Free Clinic here in Eau Claire. During his free time, Dr. Shook enjoys spending time with his wife Sheila (a dental hygienist at the office) and their dog, Shadow. He is a father to 3 grown, married children and a grandfather to 4 grandchildren — the growing family keeps him busy! Dr. Shook also enjoys kayaking, fly fishing, learning the game of golf, as well as wood carving. He is so excited to help Shook Family Dental become one of the premier dental offices in the Chippewa Valley!
Dr. Monica first met Dr. John in dental school. They got married in 2018 and have two beautiful baby boys together (about a year and a half apart)! It's been a crazy couple of years for the Doctors Shook! She is thrilled to be joining the beautiful team and legacy that Dr. John and Dr. Randy along with the rest of the SFD family have begun. Dr. Monica hails from New York but it didn't take her long to fall in love with the Eau Claire community, so she and Dr. John decided to return to his hometown to settle down. She takes pride and responsibility in providing the best care that she can, and patients of hers may warn you: she's a perfectionist! She loves to hum while she works, so expect dentistry AND a show. (She'll keep her day job though). She's very excited to meet you and thrilled to be "home".
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here and hope to get to know you soon! I have passion to spare and love to share my enthusiasm in a variety of ways - building connections and serving others, organizing and making things beautiful, and spending time with my family. I look forward to putting my energy to use in creating a great dental experience for you and your family. Creative problem solving is what gets me out of bed in the morning! Just kidding, I have three young kids…I don't sleep. Did you know we’re located next to a coffee shop?! Stop in and caffeinate with me, I look forward to welcoming you to Shook Family Dental!
Hi, I’m Brooke! I studied Dental Assisting at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, where I graduated with honors and set the record for most hours of volunteering to date. Shortly after graduation I became nationally certified through the Dental Assisting National Board. I also have previous work experience in Oral Surgery and Endodontics. With my experience in multiple specialties and volunteering, it has provided me not only with valuable work experience but also with the satisfaction of being able to give back to my community. I have had the pleasure of assisting with Dr. Monica Shook since 2019. I strive to build lasting relationships with patients and help to provide comprehensive care to all patients, in a friendly, relaxed (even fun!) environment. I grew up in Cornell and I currently reside in Lake Hallie with my husband, Corey, our daughter, Parker and our dog, Lexey. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping (my husband doesn’t approve of this hobby), photography, binge watching Netflix, singing in the car (I may or may not be tone deaf), going to sporting events, and being crafty. Unpopular opinion: coffee is gross...
I love being part of a team that really emphasizes quality care in a way that can make each patient feel comfortable to visit us! In my free time, my boyfriend and I love to spend time outside with our dog. We love fishing, bow hunting, and camping together. I also love to run, read, and take care of my many plants.
Hi! My name is Lydia, I am one of the dental hygienists here at Shook Family Dental! I've called the dental industry my career now for over 7 years; started as a dental assistant to now hygienist. I live in the Eau Claire area with my husband Jake, our daughter Wren, and two dogs, Nuka and Lizzie. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, traveling to new places, and trying new eateries. Most importantly, I've never taken a nap I didn't like. I love getting to know patients and building long lasting relationships with them! I can't wait to meet you!
I am a 2006 graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College in Dental Hygiene. I was born and raised in Eau Claire. I have a passion for helping educate my patients and the relationships built with my patients is extremely important. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters and recently added a golden doodle, Nemo to our family. I enjoy traveling, crafting, baking and spending lots of time with my family.
Hi! My name is Courtney! I grew up in Eau Claire and have been a dental assistant since 2014. I love to spend time with my fiance Zak, as well as my pets (cat Sophie, and dog Gizmo). Zak and I are planning a wedding in June.
Hi, I'm Martin! I'm originally from Houston Texas. I graduated from the Dental Assistant program in the US Air Force, where I served for 9 years. What I enjoy most about working in the dental field is showing patients that the dental team cares about them. I've worked with many compassionate dentists who have taught me the value of quality care. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jennifer, and two boys, Camden and Luca. Some of the things we do are biking, camping, hiking, fishing, and kayaking. My family loves adventures and I think Eau Claire and neighboring cities provide a great outdoor experience.
Hello I’m Allie, my husband and I recently got married in April 2022! We are both Altoona alumni and we love the Chippewa valley area. We are pet parents of 3 cats and 2 dogs, a border collie named Milo and a golden retriever named Harley. They keep us active and out of the house exploring this beautiful area and hiking trails around EC. We love to camp and travel with our dogs, spend time on our boat in the summers and skiing and snowboarding in the winters. I have been dental assisting since 2016. I absolutely love building relationships with our patients while you’re here and making sure you’re comfortable during your appointment and helping you understand your treatment needs! I am super honored to be a part of Shook Family Dental and I look forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Kaleena and you will find me at the front desk. I have been in the dental industry for several years, both as an assistant and a receptionist. I've been lucky enough to get the best of both worlds, being able to sneak in the back if needed to get my assisting fix, but my comfort is at the front. I love meeting new people and building lasting relationships with our patients. It's been a real pleasure to work for an office so committed to creating a calm, inviting environment for everyone. What drew me to Shook Family Dental the most was the true passion for mental health and wanting to help the community in the best way possible. When I am not at work, I spend my time with my soon to be husband(newly engaged...yay!) Ty, our 4 children, Elijah, Kingston, Pearl, and Vivian. We LOVE finding new adventures outside, very busy with karate, boxing, and poms. Summer is by far our favorite and busiest time of the year! Although, I do enjoy those crisp autumn walks. Fun fact: We have a sweet little sun conure parrot named Kiwi. She loves to do tricks for us(she can spin, shake, and follow our body movements), she's really trying to learn to talk for us(it's not common for a conure to speak), and loves to give kisses. Next time you are in, ask to see a video!!
While you’ll receive dental care at your first appointment in Eau Claire, your initial visit is also an opportunity for Dr. Shook and the team to get to know you. Our warm and welcoming team will invite you to ask any questions and go above and beyond to help you feel relaxed and comfortable in the space.
Understanding your overall health helps Dr. Shook better diagnose and treat your oral health issues. Come prepared with information to fill out your dental and medical history forms and other new patient paperwork.
An oral exam and a cleaning are typical procedures for your first appointment. If we need to schedule any other treatment, we will do so before you leave your first appointment.
Small businesses truly are the heart of our country and Eau Claire. We recognize that during the pandemic, small businesses throughout our community were hit hardest. That’s why we’ve made seeing the dentist a bit easier for the hard-working folks of Eau Claire.
Currently, we’re waiving enrollment fees for all small businesses when they sign up for our membership plan. Additionally, we offer referral bonuses to all patients.
Shook Family Dental partners with local mental health therapy services. Proceeds from every new patient exam goes toward a session for a person in need. Visit us to be a part of the difference!