Hello, I am Laci Shepard and I am proud to say I have been with Dr. Yount at Mattoon Dental since 2009. Working with everyone at the office is the best of my career in the dental field. Dr. Yount is very up-to-date with all the latest technology and strives to give our patient the best quality dental care in the area. Having access to all of this equipment is a blessing because I can help my patients succeed with their dental care needs! My position at Mattoon Dental is very different than most positions because I, not only do hygiene, but assist Dr. Yount, help with the front office and get to work in the lab helping him with whitening trays, and making crowns. I really love my job!
I began my career in the field of dentistry in 1995 when I completed my training in dental assisting. This training really peaked my interest in the field of dentistry and I decided to pursue dental hygiene at Lake Land College in Mattoon Illinois. I graduated from Lake Land in 2000 with my Associate’s in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene degree. I am also certified in CPR and administering local anesthetic. I worked at three different offices before I got my position with Dr. Yount. With each position, I learned a lot, but not until I went to work with Dr. Yount, did I realize how much I really had to learn. He is an excellent teacher and explains every step to his staff and patients.. He wants his staff to continue to learn because the technology and information in field of dentistry is always changing
My family means so much to me. I am married to a very wonderful man, Scott and together we have three exceptional children, Dakota, 14; Simon, 8; and Maggie 6 months. Scott and I stay very busy attending sporting events, farming and spending time with family and friends. In addition to spending time with family, I enjoy crafts, tractor pulling, basketball, baseball, camping and farming.