If you know Dr. Shook, then you probably know Laurie. Besides being his wife and right-hand (wo)man, Laurie is the office manager, accounts payable, public relations manager, marketing representative, and Dr. Shook’s high school sweetheart. An original member of the team, Laurie received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Continuing education is extremely important to Laurie as evidenced by her additional training in the Periodontal Plus Program through Mercer Mastery, and certifications in OSHA and HIPAA practices through Total Medical Compliance. She also has business marketing training from ACT Dental. Laurie loves the personal relationships created with each patient and helps them celebrate achieving their oral health goals. Along with her husband and their three children, Brady, Emma, and Ava, Laurie sets a positive example in her community by volunteering for a variety of organizations. Coming from a big family Laurie understands the importance of familial relationships, which is just one part of the office she loves so much.