Fellow Status: Stephanie Sertic earns highest honor

FELLOW STATUS: Stephanie Sertic earns highest honor

Courtesy General Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Stephanie Sertic is a registered dental assistant who has been with Dr. John Shoemaker’s General Dentistry, Implant and Cosmetic practice for over five years now. She earned her “Fellow” from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries in February of this year. The awarding of the “Fellow” status is the highest honor a professional society like the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries can bestow on a registered dental assistant involved in implant dentistry. Stephanie has put in hundreds of hours of continuing education into implant dentistry. Her continuing education has taken her to Orlando, Florida; Toronto, Canada; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana. She presented a research table clinic on “The Difficulties of Restoring another Clinician’s Implants” to her peers and implant dentists worldwide at the International Congress of Oral Implantologist Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the only registered dental assistant awarded the honor at this symposium.

Stephanie has over 25 years in the dental field. During those 25 years, she has taught dental assisting and was a hospital surgery assistant. She has spent the last five years with Dr. Shoemaker’s office as a registered dental assistant in both general and implant dentistry. She also served as a medic in the Navy for eight years.

After joining Dr. Shoemaker’s office, she has continued to strive for excellence in the care for every dental patient whether his or her treatment involved a simple filling or was a complex dental implant reconstruction case. She appreciates being a part of such a caring professional dental office. She will tell you that dental surgery has her heart but her expertise and compassion is evident with each patient she treats. She is a wonderful assist to Dr. Shoemaker’s office using her knowledge and experience to enhance patient care in every possible way. Her organizational skills keep the dental clinic staff functioning at its best.

Stephanie and Dr. Shoemaker, along with the rest of the dental staff, are in the newest dental facility in Texoma, located at 1609 North US Highway 75, Suite 300, Sherman, TX 75090. They offer advanced general, implant and cosmetic dentistry and can perform complex dental care from start to finish in their new office location. Their office offers IV (sleep through your treatment) while under the care of their M.D. anesthesiologist and oral sedation dentistry for patients when necessary. In addition, their office is the only dental office of its kind in Texoma that gives you a “Peace of Mind” dental warranty with your care. Stephanie’s continued training makes her a true asset to Dr. Shoemaker, the most experienced implantologist in the Texoma area.

Please visit the office website at www.johnshoemakerdds.com to learn more about their advanced techniques in dentistry and read the life-changing testimonials from Dr. Shoemaker’s and Stephanie’s patients. You will also see many before and after photos of patients who are enjoying the benefits of their advanced training. Stephanie, along with the entire team at Dr. Shoemaker’s office, thrives on restoring patients back to excellent dental health for a lifetime.

Stephanie enjoys time away from the office with two grown sons, a daughter and her grandchildren. The outdoors with her dogs, horses and mules are always an awesome adventure. She has been known to show up at her office on a motorcycle, which always starts a fun conversation with her patients. She enjoys people and the challenge of solving all their dental problems. Her love for life, professionalism, compassion and serving of others shows through in everything that she does in the dental office and with each of her patients.

Congratulations Stephanie on an honor bestowed to very few! We appreciate all the time and effort you have given to become a “Fellow” in the Association of Implant Auxiliaries.

Working with someone who gives her best for each and every patient is an honor.

You can contact Dr. Shoemaker’s office for any questions you might have at 903-893-7751 or email them at jshoemakerdds@ yahoo.com.