Brian Babin, D.D.S.
Dr. Brian Babin was born and raised in Houma and graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1988. He lived in Colorado from 1996-2012, where he served as dentist for the Colorado Avalanche professional NHL hockey team. Dr. Babin enjoys traveling and fishing and is excited about coming back to his home town to serve the residents of Houma.

Joshua Hafford, D.D.S.
Dr. Joshua Hafford attended Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He is married and has no children. Dr. Hafford enjoys Saints, Hornets, and LSU sports, as well as golf and fishing.

Leneshia Haynes, D.D.S.
As a native Chicagoan, Dr. Leneshia Haynes decided to attend Xavier University of Louisiana and later went to Creighton School of Dentistry. She enjoys traveling, spending family time, playing and watching sports and SHE LOVES GOOD FOOD. What Dr. Haynes enjoys most about dentistry is the ability to transform patients’ lives. As a dentist, she feels she is able to develop relationships with patients that allow them to feel comfortable and trust that she is providing them with great service.

Joseph R. Lacoste Jr., D.D.S.
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.

H. Joseph Le, D.D.S.
Dr. Le was born in Saigon, Vietnam, but was raised a Cajun in Basile, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and biochemistry from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Le enjoys doing charity work and watching football. He also loves his job: “I was born to be a dentist,” says Dr. Le.

Jeremy M.H. Le, D.D.S.
Dr. Jeremy M.H. Le was born in Marrero and raised on the Westbank. He graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School, Loyola University in New Orleans and USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Le played rugby from high school through college and beyond. He enjoys cooking, eating, fishing, hiking and dentistry.

Steven Le, D.D.S.
Dr. Steven Le was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 2007, he moved to New Orleans to attend Xavier University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry in 2011. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from LSU in 2016. Dr. Le is a member of the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association. He currently lives on the Westbank with his wife. Dr. Steven enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends and riding his bike.

Khanh Luong, D.D.S. – Orthodontist
Dr. Luong received an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, then a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He completed a residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Luong enjoys soccer and golf.

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Anthony Nguyen, D.D.S.
Dr. Anthony Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans East and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen enjoys his many hobbies, including working on cars, cooking, bartending and tending to his aquariums. He loves to explore many different restaurants and try out new dishes.

Dr. Nguyen’s primary goal in life is making the world a better place by spreading happiness one smile at a time. He is enthusiastic, fun and caring. He hopes to set a good example to his peers and help shape a better future. His positivity is contagious and he looks forward to treating patients with the best care he can provide.

Jared Palmer, D.M.D.

Dr. St. Etienne
Candice St. Etienne, D.D.S., M.H.A.
Dr. Candice St. Etienne grew up in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. After graduating from Ben Franklin High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish from Tulane University where she was a track athlete, her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from LSU-S. “Dr. St” is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and National Dental Association. She enjoys eating out at new places, exploring zoos and museums, and traveling with her husband, son, and 3 dogs.

Branford Smith, D.D.S.
Dr. Branford Smith was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. He is a proud alumnus of Jesuit High School, Xavier University and the LSU School of Dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Branford enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Laura Porras Smith, D.D.S. – Periodontist 
Dr. Laura Porras Smith is a graduate of Universidad Latina de Costa Rica where she received her D.D.S. in 2004. She then practiced as a general dentist for 3 years in a private practice in San Jose, Costa Rica. In 2013, she worked at a periodontist practice in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was then accepted into a fellowship for 1 year at Louisiana State University where she received training restoring single and multiple dental implants with the newest techniques. In 2014, she accepted a position in Louisiana State University’s Post-Graduate Periodontal Program which she completed in 2017. She received extensive surgical and non-surgical training for modern periodontal and dental implant therapy including periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, implantology and what many people refer to as “gum disease.” Dr. Laura P. Smith is also certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry for proficiency in Dental Laser Surgery. Dr. Smith’s professional memberships:

Dr. Smith’s personal achievements and activities

She is married, has two children, and lives Uptown in New Orleans. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking around the city and exploring new places and restaurants.

Dr. Smith’s philosophy

She likes to sit down with each patient and reinforce methods to prevent further oral and periodontal disease. She likes to explain to the patient the many different treatment options using the most up to date diagnostic tools available and then provide the best treatment to suit that patient’s individual needs. Her first choice is always saving natural teeth, but if that is not possible she will always present the most modern alternatives available for her patient. She likes to treat each patient as if they were a member of her own family.