Meet Our Team

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

Nicole – Dental Hygienist

A graduate from LSUSD in 2002 with a BS degree in dental hygiene, Nicole is our Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She then attended UNO where she received a Master’s degree in Health Care Management. She has enjoyed working as a dental hygienist for the past 11 years and particularly loves working with children. She has two young boys ages 6 and 7 which keep her very busy. 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!

Tracy – EDDA Assistant

Tracy is an EDDA certified dental assistant, working in pediatric dentistry for 8 years. She currently resides with her husband and 4 children in Slidell, where she was born and raised. She stays very busy attending her children’s baseball games!!! She is very excited to be a part of our team here at The Children’s Dental Cottage! P.S. Her car goes really fast!!!!

Gail – Clinic Manager/EDDA Assistant

Gail, an EDDA certified dental assistant, has been assisting since 1974–that makes 39 years!!!!! She resides in Madisonville with her husband of 20 years, has 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She takes true pride in her job as a dental assistant, but most of all, takes much joy in being able to help children overcome their fear of the dentist. Gail is who will assist you with your oral hygiene care while making your visit at The Children’s Dental Cottage FUN and memorable!

Mindy – EDDA Assistant

Mindy, an EDDA certified dental assistant, has been in dentistry for 5 years. She has worked in general dentistry and orthodontics, but has found her heart in pediatrics. She currently resides in Franklinton with her fiancé, Josh, and their son. Mindy enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with her family. 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. 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!

Front Desk Team

Candy – Patient Care Coordinator

Candy is 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 16 years. She has adult children and several grandchildren whom she enjoys spending much of her time. A veteran of 18 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.

Linda – Treatment Plan Coordinator/Billing Specialist /EDDA Assistant

Linda, an EDDA certified dental assistant, has been working as a pediatric dental assistant for 29 years!! She wears multiple hats as marketing director and billing specialist. She also assists parents in planning their children’s dental care. Linda was born and raised in Louisiana and currently resides with her husband, Brian, in Lacombe. She loves spending time with her 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She is also an avid Saints fan!!! Linda is excited to help any parents with their concerns on dental treatment for their children here at The Children’s Dental Cottage. GO SAINTS!!