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Meet Dr. John Shook

When Dr. John 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. John down a path that would influence his entire career. 

Initially, Dr. John 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. John 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.

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Meet Dr. Monica Shook

Dr. Monica Shook grew up in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York after moving to the United States from Toronto, Canada, at age 3. Dr. Monica grew up going to a wonderful dentist married couple, who took her under her wing and hired her as a dental assistant at 18. She was then deeply inspired to pursue a career in dentistry and make the same difference for patients of her own. She moved to sunny Florida for dental school at  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic medicine, where she met and married Dr. John. They share three beautiful boys together (all born in less than three years!). She's blessed to be at Shook Family Dental and strives to provide exceptional dental care to her wonderful EC community. She is honored and humbled by that responsibility, 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).

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Meet Dr. Erin Tollefson

When it comes to dentistry, Dr. Erin Tollefson strives to “never treat a stranger”. She values building relationships through honest communication, respect, and kindness. To deliver quality dental care, Dr. Tollefson believes in helping patients feel comfortable and understood in a friendly and relaxed environment. She wants every patient to feel valued and leave the office feeling they have been treated like family!

After spending her early childhood growing up near Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Tollefson moved here to Eau Claire when she was 11 years old, where she would meet her future husband and then graduate from Memorial High School! After high school, Dr. Tollefson went on to get her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. However, shortly after graduating she realized her love of dentistry through a mission trip in Central America! That led Dr. Tollefson back to the University of Minnesota where she applied to dental school, was accepted, and four years later graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Tollefson and her husband have three energetic children, all boys 4 and under! They love to spend time together playing around the house, being on the water, and adjusting to life as a family of 5. They have always looked forward to raising their family in Eau Claire and learning more about everything this community has to offer.

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Meet Dr. Joe Bartlett

Dr. Joe Bartlett’s philosophy is patient-centered and puts the patient’s needs first. Decisions are made by the patient with guidance and education from Dr. Bartlett. He makes it a goal to build lasting relationships and work as a team to help achieve the best outcome for each patient. Throughout the patient’s treatment plan, he strives to make each individual feel comfortable in the dental chair by doing so in a compassionate and anxiety-free environment.

Born and raised in Rothschild, Wisconsin, Dr. Bartlett graduated from D.C. Everest High School. He has deep roots in Eau Claire where he pursued his undergraduate education and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  He then attended LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. He has worked closely with several communities and volunteered services in many Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, and Day of Hope events throughout his education.

Dr. Bartlett is married to his high school sweetheart and they are both excited to be back in Eau Claire to serve and be part of the community where they have close ties. He spends most of his free time trap/target shooting, fishing, devoting time to family, and being active outdoors.

Meet the Team

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Dr. Randy Shook

Father to Dr. John Shook

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!

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Eden

Administrative Assistant

Hello! My name is Eden. My husband and I recently got married in September 2022! We just moved here from Upper Michigan and we are absolutely loving calling Eau Claire home! In our free time, we love being active and outdoors! You will find us at sporting events, camping, running, and most importantly spending time with family. I have been in the dental field for about 5 years now. I am so honored to be a part of this amazing team here at Shook Family Dental! They really strive to create the best possible all around experience! I look forward to meeting you and making sure you leave with a smile!

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Lydia

Dental Hygienist

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!

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Nicole

Dental Hygienist

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.

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Alyssa

Dental Hygienist

Hello, I'm Alyssa. I have been a dental hygienist since 2013. I strive to provide a comfortable environment for my patients while providing quality care. One of my favorite parts of my job is building relationships with my patients. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, shopping, crafting, and spending time with my husband and our families.

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Emily

Dental Assistant

Hey I’m Emily! I grew up terrified of the dentist. It took one experience with a kind and patient dentist to change everything for me. I’ve been a dental assistant for six years and I bring the same kindness, compassion and patience my dentist showed me. I’m originally from North Dakota where I received my dental assisting degree. My husband has finally convinced me to move back to his hometown, Eau Claire from the Twin Cities. Ask me about our dog Rex or our nephews!

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Makenzy

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Makenzy! I graduated from the Dental Assistant program in La Crosse, WI and have worked a majority of my dental career as an Oral Surgery assistant. I’m from the area and now live in Eau Claire! I love to spend my free time with friends and family vs staying home and relaxing. People close to me would describe me as outgoing and always busy. Some of my favorite things to do are attend concerts and camping in the Summer! I’m excited to be experiencing everything Shook Family Dental has to offer!

First Visits Are Always Memorable Here

Know What to Expect

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.

Modern Comforts You’ll Love

TVs Above Dental Chairs, Complete with Netflix and Headphones
Beverage Station
Refreshments in Waiting Area
Brand New Office
Homey Feel
Convenient Location
Partnering with Small Businesses

Waiving Enrollment Fees and More

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!