Meet Our Team – Madisonville LA

Our team consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your child’s visits to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with both you and your child to provide the best care possible.

Clinical Team

Kristin – Dental Hygienist

Amy – Dental Hygienist

Nicole – Dental Hygienist                                        Nicole - Dental Hygienist

A graduate from LSUSD in 2002 with a BS degree in dental hygiene, Nicole is our Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). In addition, she attended UNO, receiving a Master’s degree in Health Care Management. She has enjoyed working as a dental hygienist for the past 13 years and particularly loves working with children.

She is a very busy mom of two young boys and a baby girl. She also enjoys playing tennis at a competitive level!!

She feels blessed to have joined The Children's Dental Cottage, which enables her to work with children every day!  “Being able to work with fearful children in the dental chair and then turn them completely around by the end of the appointment with smiles and hugs and wanting to come back to the office is the biggest reward!”

Nicole is our expert in hygiene care at The Children's Dental Cottage, making your visit a Fun Learning Experience!

Mindy – EDDA AssistantMindy - EDDA Assistant

Mindy, an EDDA certified dental assistant, has been in dentistry for 7 years. She has worked in general dentistry and orthodontics, but has found her heart in pediatrics.  She has always adored children and her goal is to give each child a good dental experience and provide a positive attitude about dental care.

She currently resides in Kentwood with her fiancé, Josh, and their son. Mindy enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with her family. 

Whether you need dental treatment or oral hygiene care, Mindy will be excited to assist you in having a wonderful visit at The Children's Dental Cottage!

Candace - EDDA Assistant

Candace – EDDA Assistant

Candace, an EDDA certified dental assistant, is one of our newest members of The Children’s Dental Cottage team! She takes great pride in her role as a dental assistant in our office and always greets patients with a warm smile. Going to work every day is a new experience and another opportunity to ensure her patients feel comfortable and leave happy. She enjoys listening, educating, and serving her patients and finds their trust to be a very rewarding part of her day.

Candace was born and raised in Metairie and currently resides in Mandeville with her husband and energetic one year son Jaxson and bulldog Molly. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her little boy and visiting family.

She looks forward to helping you with all your dental care needs!

Tiffany – EDDA Assistant

Tiffany is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA). She was born and raised in Louisiana and currently resides in Lacombe with her husband Val, and two sons Val and Blaken. Tiffany loves spending time with family and friends and attending their baseball games.

Tiffany has been working as a Dental Assistant for over 22 years. She worked at the LSU School of Dentistry for 11 years. At LSUSD she received her dental radiology certificate in 1995 and her EDDA certificate in 2001. She is also up to date on her CPR and AED certifications as well.

Tiffany has worked in Pediatric Dentistry for over 11 years, and has a passion for children. She enjoys pediatrics most out of all the dental specialties worked. She enjoys working with the children and teaching them the importance of healthy dental habits, as well as explaining to the parents the importance of their role in helping their children develop a proper daily oral hygiene routine.

Johannah – EDDA Assistant                                                    

Johannah is an EDDA certified Dental Assistant who graduated from Eastern College in 2010. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her daughter, and volunteering with the dental outreach program  and the children’s ministry at church.

Jo’s passion for helping people really shines through in her professional career.

Gail – EDDA Assistant

Administrative Team

Candy – Patient Care CoordinatorCandy - Patient Care Coordinator

Candy is our patient care coordinator, who will greet you with a joyful smile and infectious giggle. She was born and raised in Louisiana, currently residing in Mandeville with her husband Richard for the last 20 years. She has adult children and several grandchildren whom she enjoys spending much of her time.

A veteran of 20 years in pediatric dentistry, Candy has rejoined the practice and enjoys meeting wonderful families and children.

She will always be more than happy to assist you in any way and cannot wait to greet you at your next visit to The Children's Dental Cottage.

Cassie - Patient Care Coordinator

Cassie – Patient Care Coordinator

Cassie is one of our administrative do-it-alls.  She takes great pride in helping you have an all around super experience right up to the end of your appointment.
Cassie currently resides in Robert with family near and far!  She loves pampering her 10 nieces and nephews which helps her appreciate all or our patients who come to visit us.  She is a veteran of Health Information Management for 15+ years and private practice for 3+ years. 
Cassie recently joined our practice in January of 2016.  She absolutely adores working with and meeting our AWESOME families! She will also do her best to end your experience with scheduling follow up appointments and a fond farewell!

Shelby – Treatment Plan Coordinator/EDDA Assistant          

Shelby, an EDDA Certified Dental Assistant and Treatment Care Coordinator guru, is our double hitter in the office. She primarily focuses on our front desk, but is able to pitch in the clinic when needed. Shelby was born and raised in Harvey and recently joined us on the Northshore to be with family. She spends her spare time with her sweetheart of a son, Lucas, who is five years old. Shelby is happy to help get your treatment needs scheduled with ease. 

Argetha – Insurance Coordinator/Billing Specialist