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. Jenna Graham was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana and has since made south Louisiana her home. She graduated from West Monroe High School and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana – Monroe in 2006. Dr. Graham then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Graham is married and has two children. As a practitioner, she has worked extensively with children in a pediatric practice and truly enjoys that aspect of dentistry. Dr. Graham is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Northlake Dental Association. She is also active in the community as a member of the Junior League of Greater Covington. Dr. Graham enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, Dr. Graham graduated from Ouachita Christian High School in 1999. He received an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University in 2003 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Graham also served a two-year General Practice Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge from 2008-2010. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. Dr. Graham is excited to bring his varied skills and quality dental care to residents of the community.
Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he earned an undergraduate degree in environmental studies. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU College of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University in 2010. Dr. Hernandez is married and has no children. He enjoys watching sports, especially Miami Dolphins and University of Miami football. His hobbies include scuba diving and going to the beach.
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. 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. Eduardo Menendez received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
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.