Leigha has been with Dr. Stroud since 2012
Graduated Waltonville High School in 2002
Graduated 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 2 year old son together, Ladd. 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."
Owner - Dr. Jessica Stroud
Hygienist - Jilissa Payne
Patient Care Coordinator - Anthony Martin
I am currently a member of the American Dental Association, 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.
Hygienist - Olivia Wissinger
Jilissa is the newest member of the Rend Lake Dental family joining in 2017.
Attended : Benton High School
Rend Lake College
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."
We love to see you smile. Really, we do. That's because we take great pride in offering the most up-to-date dental techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, served up by the most knowledgeable and experienced dental staff in the field.
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!
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!"
I grew up in the big city of Waltonville. I do not come from a wealthy or well known family. I come from a very long line of hard workers. I loved being a part of a small town and it gave me more opportunities than I may not have gotten in a bigger city. I graduated Waltonville High School in 2003, Rend Lake College with an Associates in Arts and Science in 2004, Southern Illinois Carbondale Magna Cum Laude with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry in 2006, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Edwardsville in 2010. I started practicing in public health at the Sesser Community Health Clinic in 2010 till 2015. I truly enjoyed giving back to the low income patient programs that they offered there because I benefitted from them when I was growing up as well.
Hygienist - Leigha Clark
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."
Office Manager - Tonya Miller Cloe
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The Rend Lake Dental Family