"I am so blessed to be able to create smiles as a profession! I love working with others to enhance a patient's self esteem, all while building lasting relationships. I aspire to live, both personally and professionally, by treating others as I would like to be treated. My practice and philosophy of care are centered around this principle. I hope to give back to others the same confidence-building smile I was given by my orthodontist!" -Stefanie Dougherty, DMD, MSD
Dr. Stefanie Dougherty grew up in the small town of Dieterich, Illinois. Having braces herself, she knew that the field of dentistry was for her. Dr. Dougherty was accepted into the combined baccalaureate in Biology/Doctorate in Dentistry Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The rigorous program allowed Dr. Dougherty to complete her pre-professional curriculum at SIUE in three years and obtain her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, by SIUE following the first year of her professional dental curriculum at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. She completed her training and received her D.M.D., cum laude, in 2004.
While in dental school, Dr. Dougherty met her amazing husband, Jeff. After graduation they decided to live and work in St. Charles County, MO, in order to be close to both of their families. Dr. Dougherty practiced general dentistry for three years before deciding to follow her passion for orthodontics. She attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed her orthodontic residency in 2009, receiving her Master of Science in Dentistry degree and her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Stefanie Dougherty and her husband have two boys, Brody and Kolton. Their family enjoys cheering on the Cardinals (Go Cards!), traveling, music, and movies. When Dr. Dougherty is away from the office she also enjoys reading, playing the piano, and helping others.