Dr. Bird was born and raised in New Orleans, where he graduated from Brother Martin High School. He then proceeded to complete his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and obtain a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bird enjoys golf, fishing, and watching Saints and LSU football.
Dr. Dua Farhoud was born and raised in New Orleans. She received two bachelor’s degrees from Tulane University – one in Neuroscience and one in Public Health. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from LSU Dental School. In her spare time, Dr. Farhoud enjoys experiencing new cuisines with her husband, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Vandana Kewalramani was born and raised in India, got married, and came to live with her husband in the United States. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 2012 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Kewalramani is a proud and happy mother of a 2-year-old daughter and loves to spend time with her family. She loves to try different cuisines and restaurants in New Orleans.
Dr. Lacoste was born and raised in the New Orleans area. After graduating high school from The New Orleans Academy in 1972, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1980.Dr. Lacoste is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the New Orleans Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He always finds time to be with family and friends, and enjoys fishing and playing music.
Dr. Le was born in Saigon, Vietnam, but was raised a Cajun in Basile, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Le enjoys doing charity work and watching football. He also loves his job: “I was born to be a dentist,” says Dr. Le.
Dr. Eric M. Macaluso is a life-long resident of the New Orleans metropolitan area and a proud alumnus of Jesuit High School and the University of New Orleans. After receiving his doctorate of dental surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Dr. Macaluso completed his orthodontic residency at Louisiana State University. When not working, he is a die-hard Saints and LSU fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Dr. Moncada was raised in Miami, Florida, where he attended Florida International University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2002. He then attended Boston University and earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. After graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the Boston area and was appointed to the position of Managing Clinical Director of a group practice.His quest for knowledge and understanding of dentistry led him to pursue a three-year highly specialized program of Periodontal and Implant training at Louisiana State University. During his residency, Dr. Moncada dedicated much of his time to research involving the genetic factors of aggressive periodontal disease as well as clinical studies involving early placement of dental implants. His research and studies helped shape his belief that Periodontics is the foundation of dentistry. Dr. Moncada is committed to providing optimal and comprehensive treatments that restore the mouth to a healthy state free from gum disease.Dr. Moncada is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and served as Vice President of the Hispanic Dental Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, are active Uptown Lions Club members and enjoy getting involved in projects dedicated to rebuilding and preserving New Orleans’ music and artistic culture. They are proud to call Louisiana home.
Dr. Christian Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his baccalaureate degree from Xavier University and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen loves spending his Sundays exercising, collecting sneakers and watching the Saints win with his family.
Dr. Chiamaka Okeke was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Okeke then returned to New Orleans and earned a doctorate in dental surgery from the LSU School of Dentistry, where she became a member of the prestigious OKU honor society. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family and enjoying all things New Orleans has to offer.
Dr. Terry Pham was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Pham enjoys watching the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, golfing and traveling.
Dr. Angel Sylve was born and raised in Marrero, Louisiana, and is a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and in 2016 received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Sylve is married to her high school sweetheart and they are the doting parents of a young daughter.