Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.



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Dental Hygienist

Gayle, wife of Dr. Shepard, received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Louisiana University and has been a practicing hygienist for over 37 years.


Dental Hygienist

Jenny graduated from West Monroe High School in 2001. She then attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She has been a local practicing hygienist with Dr. Shepard for 13 years. Jenny and her husband live in Calhoun.  She enjoys traveling, cooking, and doing outdoor activities.  Jenny has a friendly and up beat personality and will always welcome you with a big smile. She keeps up with the most updated preventive care by attending continuing education classes throughout the year. Her main goal is to provide you with comfortable and professional dental check-ups in a family oriented environment.


Financial Coordinator

Donna graduated from West Monroe High School in 1985. She then attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe in office Administration until 1987. She has been a Financial Insurance Coordinator in the dental field for 19 years. Donna and her husband live in West Monroe, Louisiana. She enjoys cooking, outdoor activities and raising her long and smooth miniature dachshunds, Donna’s Doxies. Donna enjoys welcoming everyone at Dr. John Shepard’s office with a smile and a positive attitude in helping them the best way she can with any financial and insurance questions. Her main goal is greeting everyone with a smile and letting them leave with a positive attitude.


Dental Assistant

LaShay currently works chairside, as lead assistant, while also doubling as our lab technician. She has worked in the dental field alongside Dr. Shepard for 5 ½ years.  LaShay graduated from West Ouachita High School in 2001; received her Bachelor’s degree from LA Tech University in 2007; and earned her Extended Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Certification in 2016. She lives in West Monroe with her husband and their daughter.  As a family, they enjoy traveling, playing cards and board games, and watching LSU football and gymnastics.  LaShay loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on her favorite gymnast, her daughter, Kinley.


Dental Assistant

Jordyn graduated from West Ouachita High School in 2014. She has been working as a chair side Assistant for Dr. Shepard since graduating from a Monroe, LA Dental Assistant Course in 2017. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys remodeling her new home, traveling, all things plants, and her three dogs, Zip, Budder, and Duke. 


Administrative Assistant

She has been in the dental field for about 5 years now. She is also an E.D.D.A Certified dental assistant, but has been a Hygiene Coordinator for Dr. Shepard for almost 2 years. She and her husband have 2 children and they all love to travel, spending time with family, 5k runs with her husband. She enjoys talking to the patients every day and getting to know them as she is scheduling them.


Dental Assistant

Tonia has been a part of Dr. Shepard's team for over 18 years. She helps the office with scheduling and medicaid from her home. Tonia lives in Calhoun with her husband and two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends


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