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Our Dental Family

Hygienist-Leigha Clark

  

Leigha has been with Dr. Stroud since 2012. She graduated Waltonville High School in 2002 and John A Logan College in 2004.  


Leigha has been a Hygienist for over 13 years both dealing with private practice and public health. 


Leigha and her husband Phillip Clark have a 3 year old son together, Ladd and another son due in July.  They live on a farm where they raise cattle and horses and compete  locally with their horses in team sorting events. 


"My  family, my friends, my faith are what keep me grounded and whole. I  feel blessed to be part of a dental team/family at Rend Lake Dental with  Dr. Jessica Stroud."

Hygienist-Olivia Wissinger

 

Olivia has worked for Rend Lake Dental since 2015 as a dental hygienist.


Olivia is  a graduate from Benton Consolidated High School where-after she later  attended John A. Logan College. There, she graduated in 2008 as a  registered dental hygienist.


 Olivia has a daughter named Emmalyn and a yorkie named Abby.


"I  enjoy spending time with my daughter, enjoying time with my family and  friends, and cooking and traveling whenever I can and love taking in the  sites wherever I am."

Hygienist- Jilissa Payne

 

Jilissa is the newest member of the Rend Lake Dental family joining in 2017.  


Attended   : Benton High School

                      Rend Lake College

                      Missouri Baptist

​​                      Southern Illinois University


​Jilissa obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016 while at SIU.


 I chose Dental Hygiene because I love making people feel more confident  about their smile. I strive to provide a comfortable environment for my  patients as well as maintain the standards that Dr. Stroud has in place  at Rend Lake Dental.

"I  enjoy cooking new foods, hiking with my dogs Ellie and Daisy Mae, yoga,  and traveling to new places with the amazing people in my life."

Office Manager- Tonya Cloe

 

Tonya  attended Sesser-Valier High School and later went on to study at Rend Lake College. 


Tonya has been with Dr. Strouds staff since 2012 and has been the Office Manager at Rend Lake Dental since 2016.


Tonya has two daughters, Kennedy and Kassedy and two dogs named Chigger and Scooter.


"I  enjoy spending time with my family and friends when I get time away  from work family at Rend Lake Dental. I love cooking and more  importantly I love the Dallas Cowboys!"

Lab Technician

  

Anthony has been with Rend Lake Dental since 2017. 


Graduated Sesser-Valier High School in 2005


Graduated Rend Lake College with degrees in Arts and Science


Together, he and Dr. Stroud have a family of of five with three boys. 


Anthony enjoys church, getting tattoos, and is an avid sports fan...go Ravens!

Our Southern Illinois of Benton Dental Family

Our Doctor

 I am currently a member of  the American Dental Association, the American Association of Implant Dentists, the GROWS implant study club, the  American Association of Women Dentists, and the Benton/West City Area  Chamber of Commerce. 

My biggest reasons for starting my own  practice were my staff and my patients.  I felt like my staff were  underpaid, but most importantly under appreciated.  Starting my own  practice would not have been so successful without Gods guidance.  I  found an awful looking building that “luckily” (God) the owners were  willing to completely rehab it for a dental practice.  Everything was  refinished.  I picked every tiny aspect of it and designed it with  patient and staff ease and comfort in mind.   I’m really proud of it now  and the journey has been great.  

 I enjoy making my patients  and staff feel like they are part of our family.  Dentistry is stressful  for everyone involved so we try to make it less stressful with  different types of music and a family type atmosphere.  I personally  love all varieties of music.  I have three sons that are 4,5 and 6.   I  was made to be a boy mom but I’d love to have a girl in the future.  I  enjoy exercise, owning my own business, and doing continuing education.   I am addicted to challenges, learning, and goals.