Cherokee Indian Hospital has announced that Dr. Christine Shook, who joined the staff in July 2016, has been selected as the new Chief Dental Director. This decision came after a lengthy process to find a replacement for Dr. Joyce Biberica, who retired after 12 years of service.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, Dr. Shook completed a year residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which specializes in CEREC technology.
“I chose to work at Cherokee Indian Hospital due to the state-of-the-art dental technology that our clinic offers,” said Dr. Shook, “as well as the amount of compassion for patients that I saw during my interview.”
She brings with her vast experience in CEREC technology, which is ceramic reconstruction that allows a tooth crown or “cap” to be made in one day by scanning the tooth into a computer and designing and milling the crown chairside.
She hopes to keep CIHA Dental in line with the most effective dental technologies and techniques as well as continuing to encourage tribal members to make the CIHA Dental their clinic of choice.
“I want to continue to increase our staffing to meet the needs of our population,” she stated.
Dr. Shook is optimistic about the future, citing Dr. Biberica as a constant source of good advice during their overlapping time, and hopes to continue her legacy of great leadership for the clinic.
Chrissy Arch, COO, adds that Dr. Shook is already well on her way. “She really hit the ground running from day one. She has demonstrated strong leadership skills and we look forward to seeing what she can do in the coming months.”
To make an appointment, call the Dental Clinic front desk 497-9163 ext. 6478.
– Cherokee Indian Hospital public relations