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Meet Sikeston’s Dental Team

Dr. Chouinard isn’t the only one in our practice who can make your dental experience a positive one! Our caring, knowledgeable team is always happy to help you in whatever way we can—whether you need to schedule an appointment, answer an insurance question, have a dental crown crafted, or get a dental cleaning. We look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones better. In the meantime, you can learn more about our team members by reading the information below.

Stephanie, Front Desk Receptionist/Lab Technician

Front desk receptionist Stephanie

Stephanie has been a member of Dr. Chouinard’s team for nearly 25 years, and she loves being able to give people their smiles back through her work! She has an extensive amount of certifications and training, including OSHA, CPR/BLS, Competency of Dental Anatomy & Morphology, Removable Prosthodontics, and Fixed Prosthodontics.

Outside of the practice, one of her favorite activities is traveling, from the beach to the mountains and anywhere else in-between. In fact, she traveled to some of her favorite destinations with this team for dental meetings or just for fun! She also always looks forward to spending lazy days at the pool with her friends.

Amy, Certified Dental Assistant/EFDA

Certified dental assistant Amy

Amy’s career in oral healthcare spans nearly 25 years so far. She’s had multiple years of on-the-job education and is also trained in oral sedation, BLS, CEREC same-day crowns, 3D digital scanners, and fixed prosthodontics. What she enjoys most about her position with Dr. Chouinard is being able to help patients feel good about their smiles! Our patients definitely love her “social butterfly” nature and that she treats every new arrival like a close friend right away.

Amy is originally from right here in Sikeston and has a fur baby named Hershey at home, who is her partner in crime and accompanies her nearly everywhere. She has also a niece and nephew, who are her world. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, like camping, floating, bass fishing, traveling, and riding motorcycles.

Dana, Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Receptionist Dana

Dana has been a member of our team for 5 years, and she brings an amazing 35 years of dental experience to our practice. Dana is certified for Expanded Functions in Removable Prosthetics. She says that her favorite part of her job is helping people overcome their dental anxieties. She also enjoys problem-solving, whether that involves fixing something in the office or helping someone figure out their dental insurance benefits.

Originally from Charleston, MO, Dana has 3 children, and she loves spending time outdoors, whether that involves camping, kayaking, or boating. She also believes that everyone should listen to music daily!

Shaundous, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Shaundous

As a dental hygienist with over 6 years of experience, nothing makes Shaundous happier than giving a patient a clean smile and showing them the best ways to take care of their teeth at home. A graduate of Northwest High School in House Springs, she attended Missouri Southern State University for her dental training. Today, she is certified to provide local anesthetic as well as nitrous oxide sedation.

Outside of dentistry, Shaundous tends to stay very busy thanks to her husband, 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. Whenever she has a free moment, you’ll probably find her crafting or biking around town.

Julie, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Julie

Julie has been with our practice for her entire 10 year career, and what she enjoys most about her job is helping people feel better not just physically, but mentally as well. Whenever a patient comes in with a dental problem, she is determined in assisting Dr. Chouinard to do her part in solving that problem and improving the patient's life in the process. Julie attended Southeast Missouri State University and has worked in many other fields of employment, including producing and directing television commercials and programs. Dentistry is her favorite becuase she can help people get their smile back. In addition to her decade’s worth of experience in dentistry, she is also certified in basic dental skills - expanded functions for both fixed and removable dental prosthetics, oral sedation, CEREC same-day crowns, 3D imaging and is certified in CPR.

A native of Harrisburg, IL, Julie’s family consists of two daughters, her mother, and the princess of the household, a spoiled Blue Healer/Shepherd mix pup. On the weekends, she enjoys going to auctions and sales searching for antique and vintage items. She enjoys learning about the history of the items as well as the people who owned them. She and her best friend love to travel, and go on roadtrips meeting new people and experiencing new and exciting things.

Aubree, Registered Dental Hygienist/BSRDH

Registered dental hygienist Aubree

Aubree has been a member of Dr. Chouinard’s team for over five years now. She attended both Southeast Missouri State University and Missouri Southern State University for her education, and she is certified in both nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. Today, what she enjoys most about her job is being able to create such wonderful relationships with each patient, as well as having valuable opportunities for growth through continuing education at dental conventions!

Originally from Benton, Aubree is married to her high school sweetheart and recently had her first daughter named Lyla Grace, who keeps them laughing. When she isn’t busy caring for smiles, her first priority is spending quality time with her little gal. Having too many hobbies is difficult with a little one, but shopping and experiencing new things through Lyla’s eyes are her favorite. She’s also a big morning person and loves waking up early to drink coffee and read her bible. This also means that she’s in bed by 9:00pm sharp!

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