Carly Myers – Registered Dental Hygienist
Carly grew up with an aunt and cousin in the dental industry. Her respect for both of them is what drew her to become a hygienist. She loves the relationships she builds with clients whose teeth she’s been cleaning for years.
Carly loves running. Her heroes are Chrissie Wellington and Scott Jurek. She has a husband and a son and could live on the Ferdie’s Special at the Pizza Shack in Opelousas.
-In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… the First Lady.
-If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… travel to New Zealand.
-If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve… sand, sun, fun, and no schedule!
Keisha Billeaud – Registered Dental Hygienist
Keisha completed her bachelor’s degree in basic sciences from LSU and her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from LSUSD. She has been with our team for more than 14 years and works diligently each day to create the best possible experience for our patients. She loves the teamwork at our office.
Keisha and her husband, Stuart, have two children, Bennett and Kate. She enjoys spending time camping and fishing with her family, as well as running.
Melana Power – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melana is a graduate of Southern University. She joined our team in 2016 and enjoys the teamwork at our office.
Outside of the office, Melana loves to exercise and spend time with her family.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a caterpillar, now I’m a butterfly.
If I weren’t so darn good at my job I’d probably be… a motivational speaker with a Cajun accent educating on nutrition.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be… unconditional love.
Rikki Stockstill – Registered Dental Hygienist
Rikki has been with our team for over five years. She is a team player and is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Her favorite thing about our office is her amazing coworkers!
Rikki and her husband have one son. Outside of the office she enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a talk show host… and a great one!
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… be yourself.
My favorite comfort food is… cheeseburger with lots of bacon.
Ambre Sonnier Daigle – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ambre graduated with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from LSU in 2011, where she was also the 2011 Hygiene Class President. She joined Theriot Family Dental Care in 2011 and worked for four years as a hygienist before moving to New Orleans. In 2018, Ambre returned to the area and once again joined our team. Ambre enjoys being part of such a hard-working team and has fun with our team and our patients while striving to make each patient feel at ease during their appointment. Ambre has been married since 2016. She lives in Youngsville and has two dogs and three cats. She enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with her dogs and cats in her spare time.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a Stark (Game of Thrones).
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… be honest.
If I weren’t so darn good ad my job I’d probably be… a house flipper or chef.
Kady Nguyen – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kady graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and has been a dental hygienist since 2016. After learning how the health of a person’s gums affects the general health of the rest of their body, Kady knew she wanted a career in the dental field. “Working with such an incredible team makes coming to work a pleasure,” Kady said. “We help each other and get to know one another outside of work.” It’s that teamwork that makes things run so smoothly.
When Kady isn’t working, she loves spending time with her husband and college sweetheart, Thai. They met when he was studying pharmacy and she was in dental hygiene. They now have a boy named Theodore. When she has free time, Kady also loves online shopping, getting facials, traveling, exercise, and trying new restaurants.
Mandy Huval – Dental Assistant
Mandy joined our team in July 2017. She works with children to show them at an early age how important oral hygiene is and loves being able to help children when they feel nervous.
Cats or dogs? Dogs.
My favorite comfort food is… chocolate or cookies.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be… shapeshifting.
Autumn Hebert – Dental Assistant
Autumn joined our team in 2017. She loves working with children–seeing their personalities at such young ages makes her day. Each day Autumn learns something new about her patients, and they learn a little from her.
Autumn is the youngest of three children. She likes to hike with her dogs and all other outdoor activities. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, gardening, watching TV shows, dancing in the rain, and spending time with her nieces.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a turtle.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… wash your dishes.
If I weren’t so darn good at my job, I’d probably be… a stunt double.
Leah Primeaux – Dental Assistant
Leah has been with our team for over nine years. She loves her coworkers and helps keeps our office running smoothly by ensuring we have all the materials and supplies we need.
Leah enjoys traveling with her family, reading a good story, cooking, and baking.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… part of the Royal Family.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… remodel my entire house!
If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why? Bowtie because of the hourglass figure.
Alyssa Boggs – Dental Assistant
Alyssa has been with our team for over two years. She enjoys making our patients happier with their smile and working alongside Dr. Daigle to help with each of her patients.
Alyssa is very close to her family. She loves to fish and enjoys watching Netflix after work.
Cats or dogs? Both! Can’t pick just one.
My favorite comfort food is… spaghetti.
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d grow up to be… a veterinarian.
Paige Berthelot – Dental Assistant
Paige has been with our team for 5 years. She loves working with children to give them a good dental experience and appreciates how well everyone in our office works together. Paige brings a positive attitude with her each day.
Paige and her fiancé have one son, and Paige loves making new memories with her family whenever she is not in the office.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… move to the Bahamas.
My favorite word in the English language is… bedtime!
The most important thing I learned before high school was… change is okay.
Alexis Boudreaux – Office Manager
Alexis is an EDDA-certified dental assistant and has been with our team for 10 years. A family member told her about an opening in our office, and she submitted her resume and began working as a dental assistant in our office that same day. She felt right at home from her first day with us and enjoys that our team has grown into a big family over the years, making it so wonderful to work here. Alexis married her high school sweetheart, with whom she has two daughters, ages 4 and 1. In her spare time, she enjoys getting together with friends and family and watching sports events.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a Broadway star.
My favorite word in the English language is… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be this when I grew up… a professional gymnast.
Inger Gauthier – Patient Care Coordinator
Inger has been with our team for 11 ½ years. She enjoys being part of a team that works together so well and works hard each day to be the best she can be at her job.
Inger has a wonderful husband, Darren, and an awesome 17-year-old daughter, Madison. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening and bargain shopping.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a throwback from an earlier time.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… donate some, but I’d still watch how I spent my money.
My favorite word in the English language is… optimism.
Sonya Roberts – Office Administration
Sonya joined us from Gonsoulin Dentistry. After 17 years in a smaller practice, she transitioned easily into our practice. She earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration at UL. She answers patient questions and helps them manage their dental care. Sonya’s favorite thing about the practice is the feeling of family from both our patients and other staff members.
Sonya loves interior design and staycations at home with her family.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a butterfly or a panther.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… Be patient and kind.
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve… champagne.
Rachel Broussard – Office Administration & Tech
Rachel joined Theriot Family Dental Care in 2017, bringing with her six years of experience from her time at Gonsoulin Dentistry. She loves that we are a large, fast-paced office that still maintains a mom and pop feel where you are not a number but a friend.
Rachel has three daughters. She enjoys anything arts and crafts, fashion, and finding good deals.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a mermaid.
My favorite comfort food is… soup and sandwich.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be… to be able to transform into anything and everything.
Claire Dugas – Manager Assistant
Claire graduated from STM in 2016 and joined our team in 2018. Since then, she has completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in health services administration. She goes above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable and happy as soon as they walk through the door. Claire enjoys being able to work alongside sweet and happy people while seeing them help so many patients. We’re more than coworkers, we’re family. When she’s not working, Claire loves teaching dance and her favorite subject is dancing.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was… a monkey at the zoo.
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve… a Christmas tree (no matter what time of the year).
If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why? A spiral noodle, because they are so cute and each can be different and hold so much flavor.
Tanya DesOrmeaux – Accounts & Insurance Manager
Tanya completed her degree as a certified nursing assistant in 2002 and has been with our team for 13 years. She ensures that our accounts are up-to-date and helps our patients get the most out of their insurance benefits. Tanya’s favorite part of our office is working together as a team to give our patients the best possible care.
Tanya and her husband Ryan have four children, Chloe, Brylee, Mia, and Parker.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… plan a family getaway.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… life is a journey, not a destination.
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be this when I grew up… a baby doctor.
Sabrina Sellers – Insurance Coordinator, Orthodontic Assistant & Marketing Manager
Sabrina achieved her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant certification in 2007. She began working with Dr. Gonsoulin in 2000 and transferred to TFDC in July 2017. She loves being part of a family-oriented practice where everyone works as a team. Sabrina always gives 100% and is as helpful as possible to her coworkers and patients.
Sabrina has been married to Shannon for 22 years. Together they have two daughters, Katlyn and Kinsley, and two cats, Lucky and Callie. They love going to the beach and camping whenever they can find the time to get away.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If I weren’t so darn good at my job, I’d probably be… sitting on the beach every day!
Cats or dogs? Cats.
Alexis Cowart – Administrative Assistant
Alexis has been an administrative assistant since 2017. Originally from Hammond, LA, her family moved to Lafayette during her high school years and she’s lived here ever since. Alexis finds her career rewarding. She especially loves knowing that she is making a difference in patient’s lives, whether it be helping an anxious patient enjoy going to the dentist of seeing someone finally proud to share their smile.
Alexis attended school at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science. She is close with her family and has a younger brother and sister. When she isn’t working, you can find her teaching dance at a local dance studio or doing anything outside or on the water.
Lori Roberts – Insurance Coordinator
Lori is currently a nursing student at Delta College of Nursing in Lafayette. She loves coming to work each day because she doesn’t just verify insurance but educates patients about their benefits and all the ways it can help them get the smile they want. When asked about working with Dr. Theriot and the team, Lori said, “We go the extra mile for our patients, in ALL departments, and that truly creates an amazing atmosphere to work in. Not only are we co-workers; we are family.”
Though Lori originally grew up just south of New Orleans, she had to relocate after Hurricane Katrina. She loves the area along with the Cajun culture. “Noone stays a stranger for long. Plus, the food in this area cannot be beat!”
Most of her free time goes to studying for nursing school and spending time with her fiancé, Dominic. Though, when she has time Lori loves to do anything outdoors or transforming items others have disposed of in order to turn them into beautiful décor pieces. One of her favorite life memories is when she was fortunate enough to tour Italy.