Dr. Woody was born and raised in the rural town of Kennett which is situated in the heart of Missouri’s “bootheel.” His objective is to offer outstanding comprehensive dental care in an efficient, affordable manner while bringing a touch of southern hometown hospitality straight out of his rural Missouri upbringing.
Dr. Woody has spent countless hours taking continuing education courses and focuses on modern dentistry in a relaxed and familiar environment. Patients of all ages appreciate his caring personality and excellent chairside manner. He always strives to provide every patient with the highest standard of care.
Dr. Woody completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2001. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2006. After graduating from dental school he attended Southern Illinois University for further training in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program for two years. It was there that he gained invaluable knowledge in treatment of more advanced cases ranging from oral surgery to implant and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Woody enjoys running and has participated in several half-marathons. He also prides himself in a very green lawn and also loves doing yardwork. He and his wife Missy live in O’Fallon, IL, have two sons, Cole and Drew and also have one pug, Gracie.
Dr. Joe is a Belleville native and graduate of Belleville West High School. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received his Bachelors of Science and graduated with honors. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University in 2012 where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Joe enjoys an active lifestyle, loves working out at the gym, and believes in being physically fit as well as enjoying a number of sports. He enjoys seeking out local food joints and will tell you he works out just so he can over eat!
Kelly is committed to an exceptional patient experience and building long lasting relationships. She graduated from Southern Illinois Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. With hundreds of hours of continuing education you can bet her chairside skill is unparalleled and she continually exceeds her requirements for continuing education. Outside of practice, she is a self professed “foodie” that will travel any length to try out new local restaurants and craft breweries. Being part of a military family, Kelly has lived several places including Hawaii and Nebraska but O’Fallon, IL has been her home from the past 20 years. She loves animals and has one one pet rabbit, Max, and rescue dog she adopted, Jade.
Pam is originally from Belleville, Illinois and graduated with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from SIU Carbondale. Pam is sincere, caring and capable. She puts all her effort into making sure every patient has an exemplary experience and will do most anything to ensure the patient is comfortable. Pam’s interest include reading and traveling. She can usually be spotted enjoying leisure time with close friends and family getting out to see the St. Louis Cardinals, eating out or traveling. More recently since her boys are great golfers she has really gotten into watching golf majors. Pam, like the rest of team, has been through a number of courses and has completed countless hours of training in her field to keep her skills up to date. Outside of practice Pam and her husband Dan have three boys Travis, Austin and Carson.
Madelyn comes to our team from Scott Air Force Base Dental Clinic with over 1500 hours of volunteering in the dental setting. Madelyn, like Dr. Woody, originates from southern Missouri and brings a welcomed southern and casual flare to the office. She is caring and dedicated to providing excellent patient service. She is cross trained in every aspect of running the office and you may run into her chairside or even at your service at the front desk on the phone. Although her hobbies include working out, reading, and riding bikes- her utmost passion is shoe shopping and knitting. Madelyn and her husband David have one son Warren and one dog, Dundey.
Chelsey is the welcoming voice you will most likely hear when you call our office! Chelsey’s impressionable and heartfelt personality brings fun and familiarity to our office. She ensures that every patient has a wonderful experience and creates a welcoming environment the moment you walk in. When not in the office Chelsey enjoys binge watching Netflix, fashion, shopping and being outdoors. Chelsey and her fiance have one dog, Theo and are in the midst of planning their wedding!
Megan is the breath of fresh air that should be a part of every dental office. Megan comes to us as a former patient whom we loved so much we asked her to come work with us! A former anxious patient herself, she is the most capable when it comes to being chairside with nervous patients. She is sincere, passionate and calming. Megan is a certified expanded functions dental assistant and has had several courses to expand her dental knowledge. Outside of practice Megan enjoys cooking and also specializes in men’s hair cuts at a salon back home. Megan was raised in Vandalia, Illinois and now lives in Bethalto, Illinois. Her and her husband Mete have two cats, Olive and Fig.
Dear Friends and Patients,
The team at HomeTown Dental holds the safety of our patients and their families as our utmost top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic as it is always rapidly changing. We are following stringent guidelines from all public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Our office strictly adheres to infection control procedures and universal precautions recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) to prevent the spread of any infectious disease which now includes COVID-19. The ADA has recommended additional guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which are in place in our office at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: Our office will be available to any of our patients in discomfort or pain and those who have any dental emergencies by appointment. Please do not hesitate to call our office.
We appreciate and sincerely thank our patients during this time.
Dr. Woody Soonattrakul
Dr. Joseph Gross
The HomeTown Dental Team