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. Ann-Marie Christen is originally from Maurice, LA. She attended The University of Louisiana in Monroe where she earned a bachelor of science in Biology. Dr. Christen graduated from LSU Dental school in New Orleans with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She lives with her husband Luke in Covington, LA. In her spare time, Ann-Marie enjoys spending time with her dog, Spur, and traveling the world with her husband.
Dr. Pamela Daigle was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 2003, she successfully obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at Universidad de San Matin de Porres School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru. After relocating to the United States, she began working as a dental assistant in South Florida where she met her husband Casey who is originally from Opelousas, Louisiana. They have been married for 13 years and have a 2-year-old miniature schnauzer named Trout who is very sweet and energetic. Shortly after Dr. Daigle and her husband moved to Louisiana, she attended LSU where she obtained a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Daigle is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Since making Louisiana her home, Dr. Daigle and her husband love to spend their free time exploring and supporting small local businesses. So, if you know of any local hidden treasures, let her know during your next visit!
Dr. Monique Giarrusso was born and raised in Covington, LA. She graduated high school from St. Scholastica Academy and earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Giarrusso graduated from LECOM SDM in Sarasota ,FL with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After graduating, she returned home to Covington. In her spare time, Dr. Giarrusso enjoys spending time with her family, long-time friends, dogs Bear and Lucy, and traveling to the beach as often as possible.
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. 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.