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. 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. Matthew Henson is a passionate and enthusiastic dentist who is an advocate for creating a safe and welcoming space in dentistry for all identities. Dr. Henson is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has been a resident of New Orleans for 5 years. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned his degree in Physiology in 2014. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2018. Dr. Henson trained at UCLA’s prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry program before joining Louisiana Dental Center in 2019. He enjoys spending time in his beloved city of New Orleans and immersing in its culture and arts. He also loves Saints football, LSU football and smiling.
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. 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. Elizabeth Ponder is a native of Baton Rouge, where she graduated from University High School. She went on to study at Tulane University, majoring in Biology and French. Dr. Ponder received her dental degree from Boston University, then moved back to Louisiana to complete a General Practice Residency at LSU School of Dentistry. She and her husband love living in New Orleans and cheering on the LSU Tigers, the Tulane Green Wave and the New Orleans Saints.
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.
Dr. Terrall Thurman was born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, TX. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 years. He then attended Prairie View A&M university and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2016. Dr. Thurman is married and a father of two. He enjoys working out, playing golf, and watching the Saints and Pelicans.