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. Digney was born in Minot, North Dakota and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from C.E. Byrd High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. He went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Digney is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and travelling.
Dr. Regine Dyer, whose family is from Haiti, attended Ursuline Academy and Xavier University in New Orleans. She earned her dental degree from Meharry Medical College in 2010, then completed a General Practice Residency at Furman Medical Center before earning her Endodontic credentials at LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Dyer’s mother, father and brother are all physicians. She married her college sweetheart, is fluent in both French and Haitian Creole, and loves to travel, play tennis and do aerobics.
Dr. Kate Froeba was born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in the New Orleans area. After graduating from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, she received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and then a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Froeba is engaged to be married next year and enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants in New Orleans.
Dr. Amirah Jackson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended St. Mary’s Academy prior to Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas, and then earned a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. Dr. Jackson obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in New Mexico before returning to her home state to practice. Dr. Jackson’s hobbies include watching the WNBA, painting, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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. 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. Timmy Poyadou was born in Venice, Louisiana, a small fishing village on the Mississippi River delta. Combining hard work and dedication, he had great success at a number of professional endeavors early in life, including professional Horseman and owner of a seafood distribution company. Dr. Poyadou received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Poyadou completed an Orthodontic fellowship at Jacksonville University in Florida before being accepted into a two-year residency program. During his fellowship, he earned his Florida dental license. After working for two years in private practice there, Dr. Poyadou decided to return home to Louisiana, where his heart is.Dr. Poyadou has presented cases across the country at American Association of Orthodontists meetings and clinical research for the Southern Association of Orthodontists. He has earned national awards for his outstanding treatment outcomes with Invisalign patients and is a certified provider for Incognito Lingual Braces. Dr. Poyadou is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Louisiana Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Orthodontic Vanguard Society.
Believing happiness comes from a holistic approach to life, Dr. Poyadou has immersed himself in activities from coaching little league baseball and volunteering for Boys and Girls Clubs to working with the American Red Cross, the Special Olympics, and making mission trips to third-world countries. By providing the highest-quality treatment using the latest and most comfortable technology in orthodontics, he continues to exceed the expectations of his patients.
Dr. Jennesia Primas completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University and her dental degree at the University of North Carolina. She also completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Primas is an avid football fan, and enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants.
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.