Dr. J. Ellis Bernard graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2001. Following dental school, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Bernard’s first position as a dental practitioner was with Louisiana Dental Center in Covington. He has spent most of his remaining career providing high quality of care in Bogalusa. “Now that I am returning to Louisiana Dental Center in Bogalusa, it is truly a great homecoming. I feel like my life and career have come full circle, and I believe this is where I belong. I will continue to provide the excellent quality of care my patients are accustomed to and look forward to serving them at my final career destination.” says Dr. Bernard.Dr. Bernard enjoys spending time farming with his wife, Cindy, and delights in taking care of all their animals. They are both avid fishermen and love fishing vacations in Grand Isle. Dr. Bernard is also a big Saints and LSU fan.
Dr. Adam Berthelot grew up in Chalmette, Louisiana, and now resides in Mandeville, Louisiana. He graduated from Brother Martin High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Berthelot worked as a microbiologist for Domino Sugar Refining before pursuing his career in dentistry. He graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Berthelot is married, and has two daughters. He enjoys fishing, hunting, entertaining and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Cantrelle was born in Metairie, Louisiana, and grew up in Chalmette. After graduating from Holy Cross High School and completing undergraduate coursework at Louisiana State University, Dr. Cantrelle earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2002. In addition to golfing, running and avidly supporting the LSU football team, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Edwin Kopfler is a 1969 graduate of Loyola School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served two years in the U.S. Army, as a Captain and a dentist, before starting a private practice in general dentistry. Dr. Kopfler is a firm believer in constantly improving his knowledge and skills; as a result, he received his Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1978. In July of 1999, Dr. Kopfler received the prestigious Mastership Award. To date more than 11,000 members of the Academy of General Dentistry have become Fellows and approximately 1,000 have gone on to receive their Mastership. At this time there are very few Masters practicing in Louisiana; and in fact, only 2% of our nation’s dentists have earned this distinction. Dr. Kopfler has been a provider for Centers for Dental Medicine for 3 years, using the latest, most advanced techniques and technology for the effective treatment of gum disease (periodontal disease). He believes in “Saving Lives One Smile at a Time.” Dr. Kopfler resides in Slidell, Louisiana with his lovely wife. He has a son living in Baton Rouge and a daughter living in Mississippi with her husband, two children and one stepchild. Dr. Kopfler is an avid golfer and hunter.
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. Ashley Lestrade is originally from Fairhope, Alabama, but has settled in Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, graduating in 2006 as a University Medalist with a 4.0 GPA. Dr. Lestrade subsequently earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Orthodontic credentials from LSU Dental School. She received the International College of Dentists Leadership Award as a graduating senior dental student and the Jerome Hebert Award for Achievement as a first-year resident. Dr. Lestrade is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending her spare time playing with the children and going to the zoo.
Dr. Kimberly Luminais was born in Shreveport. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, majoring in biological sciences and minoring in sociology. She then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Luminais is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, cooking and reading.
Dr. Miano is a lifelong Louisiana resident who lives in Mandeville. He graduated from De La Salle High School in New Orleans, earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
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.