ALTON — Humbert Road Dentistry has a bright new face, Dr. Stacy Cain Moody. A veteran dentist, Moody says she’s looking forward to serving the Alton area and to meeting her new clients and family.
Moody joined the dental practice earlier this year and brought a plethora of knowledge along with her excitement. The 36-year-old dentist has been practicing dentistry for 10 years come June, serving both Southern Illinois and the Illinois National Guard.
Once out of dental school, Moody enlisted in the National Guard.
“I received a call from a friend that they needed help in Alaska,” Moody said.
After this call, Moody began to travel to Alaska every few months to administer treatment to the soldiers on base and the Alaskan natives. Because of her exceptional service, she earned an Army Commendation Medal that is proudly displayed in the office.
“I volunteered at an ER and I just knew I wanted to do something in health care,” Moody said. “After that, I job-shadowed a dentist and I really enjoyed what I saw.”
Moody said she enjoys her career’s independence and establishing an ongoing relationship with a family.
Moody said she enjoyed her time in the military but did not consider it a career. It was a very strenuous job, and with her husband and three daughters, she moved back to the area where she grew up.
“It has been very positive,” Moody said when asked how patients have received her since starting in January.
“We are very excited to have someone with her experience to join the Humbert Road family,” said Kathy Goodwin, office manager at Humbert Road Dentistry. “Our patients already love her.”
Moody said she likes helping patients in the area where she grew up. She graduated from Edwardsville High School, attended Baylor University and returned to Illinois to complete her dental training at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
The dental practice handles everything from cleanings to oral cancer screenings and bone grafts.
“Mouth care helps overall health,” Moody said.
Humbert Road Dentistry is located at 4119 N. Humbert Road in Alton. They can be reached at (618) 465-8100.