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.



Staff Photos and Biographies Coming Soon...


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.


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant


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.


Front Office


Office Manager

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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