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Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


FRONT OFFICE STAFF

REBECCA

REBECCA O’REILLY, Office Manager

HOMETOWN: New Orleans, LA

BACKGROUND: Rebecca had been in medical office management for over six years before signing on to lead the team at Uptown Pediatric Dentistry.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Return to Witch Mountain


ALIESHA

ALIESHA BUCKLEY

HOMETOWN: Destrehan, LA

BACKGROUND: Aliesha gained experience in administration at Ochsner and the Clerk of Courts office before joining the team.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Matilda


JESSICA

JESSICA DUDLEY

HOMETOWN: New Orleans, LA

BACKGROUND: Jessica earned her Medical Administrative Assistant certification in 2020 and is in the process of being certified for Billing and Coding, Electronic Medical Records, and Pharmacy Technology.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Space Jam


CHANTEL

CHANTEL MANDINA

HOMETOWN: Belle Chasse, LA

BACKGROUND: Before joining the team in 2016, Chantel worked in finance and hospitality management.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Drop Dead Fred


DENTAL HYGIENISTS

LAURA

LAURA WATTIGNEY, RDH

HOMETOWN: Houma, LA

BACKGROUND: Laura began her career as an oral surgery assistant prior to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2013.  She also studied elementary education before attending dental hygiene school.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: The Little Mermaid


LAURIE

LAURIE BOUDREAUX, RDH

HOMETOWN: Algiers Point, LA

BACKGROUND: Laurie was a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) from 1991-2011 before earning her bachelor’s degree from dental hygiene school in 2013 at LSU Health Sciences Center.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Star Wars – A New Hope


KAROLINE

KAROLINE HANSEN, RDH

HOMETOWN: Chalmette, LA

BACKGROUND: Karoline worked at multiple pediatric dental offices as an assistant prior to earning her bachelor’s degree from dental hygiene school at LSU Health Sciences Center in 2018.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Beetlejuice


DENTAL ASSISTANTS

COURTNEY

COURTNEY ARNAUD, EDDA

HOMETOWN: New Orleans, LA

BACKGROUND: Courtney is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant that has worked in the field for eight years.

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: The Jungle Book


ASHLEY

ASHLEY SCHEXNAYDER, EDDA

HOMETOWN: Marrero, LA

BACKGROUND: Ashley is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant that worked for twelve years in general practice before transitioning to pediatrics. 

FAVORITE MOVIE AS A KID: Dennis the Menace