“Dentistry allows me to meet patients and really get to know them and their lives long term. I enjoy getting to use my background in science while performing procedures and also being challenged artistically.”
Dr. Neu grew up in Opelousas, LA, and is excited to return to the area after graduating from dental school. “I love living close to family and friends and getting to enjoy the best food in the world. People in Acadiana are so friendly and always know how to have a good time.”
She feels dentistry is a blend of science and art. She gets to use those two passions to improve patients’ health and appearance. Patient education is an important part of that. The more a patient knows the better off they will be in the long term.
One of the things she loves about dentistry is the ability to give patients a fast resolution so they can get on with their lives. “I enjoy restorative dentistry, especially crowns in a day. To restore a tooth in a single appointment is a great service to be able to offer patients.”
She remembers a time when, as a very young girl, she needed several fillings in her front teeth. The dentist made the visit seem so fun that she wasn’t scared at all. That visit had an impact on her, and she decided she wanted to make her patients comfortable in the same way.
And she particularly enjoys working at Theriot Family Dentistry, and the camaraderie among the doctors and staff. “Work feels like hanging out with friends while getting to help our patients achieve their best oral health.”
When Dr. Neu isn’t helping patients, she loves spending her time cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband Jason and daughter Celeste.
- American Dental Association
- Louisiana Dental Association
- Acadiana District Dental Association