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.
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).
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!
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!
Hello! My name is Ana. I have been working in the dental industry for about 8 years now and am loving my time here at Shook Family Dental! I started in the dental field as a dental assistant and have migrated over to the administrative side. I am passionate about meeting new patients and helping along their journey to healthy & beautiful smiles. I recently moved back to the area after living in La Crosse for the past 5 years. I stay busy at home with my husband Max, our almost 1 year old daughter Noa and our yellow lab Harper! When I’m not at work you can find me at a local restaurant, brewery or game night with friends! I look forward to seeing you very soon!
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!
Hello there, My name is Hannah. I've been in the dental world for 10 years. I started as an assistant and over the years transitioned into my current role as admin. I strive to build lasting relationships with our patients and to ensure each visit is as seamless as possible! One of my favorite things about being part of the team at Shook Family Dental is the care and compassion our doctors and team give to every person that walks through our door. I grew up in Chippewa Falls but migrated north to Bloomer about 15 years ago. Outside of the office you'll find me with my two kids, Nathan and Presley. We love all the seasons Wisconsin has to offer. We enjoy sporting events, camping and boating. I also love skydiving, concerts, traveling and spending time with my friends and family. 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 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!
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 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.
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!
Hello, I’m Jenny! I love this place and the people in it and I’m so excited to be apart of it! I met my husband, Martin, eleven years ago when we were both dental assistants in the Air Force. We now have two boys, Camden and Luca, and moved back to my home state. We live outdoors in the summer camping, biking, kayaking and then we hibernate in the winter. I love everything about the dental world so decided to take a step up and go back to school to be a dental hygienist. When I’m not in class youwill see me at Shook Family Dental.
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!