A New Orleans native, Dr. Brandon Bean graduated from Edna Karr High School in 2006. He attended LSU where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2011. In 2016, Dr. Bean received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University. After earning his doctoral degree, Dr. Bean completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This residency provided him the opportunity to refine his skills and become an experienced and well-rounded dentist.Dr. Bean’s goal as a dentist is to provide quality comprehensive dental care for the community. He places emphasis on educating his patients on the importance of good oral health care.
During his free time, Dr. Bean enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Dours was born in Slidell, Louisiana and raised in Waveland, Mississippi. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. He went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2012. When not treating patients or attending a Saints game, Dr. Dours enjoys working out, being outdoors, and traveling.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Eck attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He practiced in Chalmette for 24 years and holds dual licensure in Louisiana and Mississippi. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association. Married with two children and two grandchildren, Dr. Eck loves fishing, music and LSU football.
Dr. Lacy Garrett, originally from Georgia, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia and received her dental degree and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia. She was appointed to chief during her residency, where she conducted and published several research documents on the topics of endodontics and craniofacial anomalies. Just after earning her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, she became Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Lacy is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, America Dental Association, College of Diplomates of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana Dental Association and Southern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. After visiting New Orleans for several years, she knew that she must make Louisiana a home of her own and is very proud to be a new resident. Dr. Lacy enjoys traveling, reading, running and spending time with friends and family. She also travels to the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, where she provides pediatric dental care to patients with craniofacial anomalies.
Dr. Grant Kollenborn was born and raised in the Bay area of California. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Kollenborn enjoys skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and surfing.
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. Matherne was born in Lockport, Louisiana, in the heart of Lafourche Parish. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans in 1995 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 1998. He also performed a General Practice Residency in the United States Navy in 1999 and went on to receive his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007. Dr. Matherne served 10 years active duty as a Navy Dental Officer, with deployments to Spain and Guam. He is a big fan of LSU and Saints football.
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. Lorena Romano was born in Colombia and moved to Louisiana to further her education. Dr. Romano received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. Upon receiving her degree from LSU, she fell in love with the culture and decided to stay in Louisiana to continue her education at LSU School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Dental Association. Dr. Romano is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her two cats, and traveling.
Dr. Snitzer has been practicing periodontics for over 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University in 1983, and his certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1985. He enjoys playing tennis and golf. A
Dr. Vaught grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Vaught played collegiate baseball at LSU as a pitcher and was a member of the 2000 National Championship team. He is married and has a son. He is an enthusiastic outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and watching LSU and Saints football.
Born and raised in Slidell, Dr. Wiggins is a proud lifelong resident. A Slidell High School graduate, Dr. Wiggins earned his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry. He is a member of the New Orleans Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is married to Amy Hall Wiggins and they have 2 sons, Brandt and Cole.
Dr. Wu was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas and his dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Wichita State University. Dr. Wu has an identical twin brother and enjoys golf, college basketball and football, reading, flying, and playing with his dogs. He is also strongly committed to continuing education in dentistry.
Dr. Kathlene Zuniga was born in New York, but raised in New Orleans from the age of five. She attended Loyola New Orleans for her Bachelors in Science and graduated LSU School of Dentistry as a general dentist. Dr. Zuniga is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has participated in several mission trips abroad and enjoys helping her community. She loves food, reading, and being outside with her German shepherd.
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