"The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." -Leo Rosten

Vision

Our vision at the Smile Spa is to create an environment that is warm, friendly, soothing, and spa-like for our extended dental family. We want everyone’s first experience at our office to be inviting and relaxing, without the stress and anxiety of coming to a new place and meeting new people.

We realize that patients coming to a dental office for the first time may have their guard up; they are apprehensive and may expect the worst. They want to be heard and acknowledged, whether their concerns are financial, fear from a previous bad experience, or coming from a place of existing pain with their teeth. Knowing our staff, we can alleviate their fears and anxiety.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to take special time and care to meet each patient where they are and address their specific needs and concerns. We want All our patients to feel that they can trust us, the doctors and each member of the Smile Spa team; we plan to have a trusted relationship for a lifetime!

For our existing dental family, we want them to always feel at home and feel like they are coming back to visit their friends, while also getting healthy during a relaxing visit. Our biggest reward is knowing that we are building a dental family with lasting relationships, and we are touching people’s lives in a positive way.

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant!'" -Matthew 25:23

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Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger, DDS

Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger was born in New Roads, LA. She attended LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1998. She regularly goes over and above the regular required hours of continuing education and stays on top of the latest developments in the field of dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, The Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr Russo serves on the Board of Trustees for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater. She is a community leader with Cangelosi Dance Project and has been involved with The Big Buddy program as well as Susan G. Komen cancer projects.

Certifications

Certified in the following treatments:

  • AAFE; American Academy of Facial Esthetics Member
  • Certified in facial relaxants – i.e. Botox, Jeuveau, dysport, etc.
  • Certified in facial fillers – Juvederm volluma, volume, XC, ultra to fill areas of the cheeks, lips, smokers lines, chin, scars, even earlobe
  • ASA; American sleep association: Sleep and TMJ disfunction:  Snoring, C pap intolerant patients, sleep problems related to a high AHI number or bruxing or clenching at night.
    Treatments with oral appliances
  • Invisilign technology – use of I-tero digital scan
  • 6 month smiles- traditional brackets for movement BUT clear brackets
  • Lumineers certified by Denmat labs- NO prep veneers
  • Cerec technology;  same day in office made all porcelain crowns

More About Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger

Dr. Russo was the first dentist in Baton Rouge to open a Dental Spa in 2004. At the Smile Spa they incorporate complementary spa amenities at every visit for all the patients. The Goal is to make your dental experience more comfortable and enjoyable than you ever thought possible. In 2017 Dr Russo did it again! Something unprecedented for this area, becoming the FIRST to add a licensed laser aesthetician to the practice to enhance the beautiful smiles she creates with beautiful skin.

Dr Russo, Spencer, Marcus, Scout

As you can see from this picture, Dr. Russo is very close to her family. Her Mom, Patsy, began working at The Smile Spa, after she retired from the Pointe Coupee School board. She still comes in sporadically to help out when she is not playing with all her grandchildren. Her Father is a retired Pharmacist that still does some relief work. Both parents along with her and her two siblings are very loving, christian, and hard working,

Dr Russo’s brother, Michael, works in the Baton Rouge City Police Department, Motors Division. As of January 2020 our family is so happy to have the “baby” sister, Dr. Alexis Russo, and her boys back in Baton Rouge practicing with her sister at the Smile Spa.  Dr. Russo has 4 nephews that she adores, Harlen, Hudson, Enzo and Eli.

When she is not making people’s smiles fabulous, Dr Russo along with her husband, Marcus, and their two sons, Spencer and Scout, enjoy spending time on their boat and at the beach. They also love snow skiing and traveling to see new places and new adventures. She also enjoys returning to her first LOVE, Dance, and performing in many local events and performances for fundraisers and just for fun. She is pictured above as the 2018 Judge’s Choice Dance Winner for Dancing for a Cause. The Fundraiser was to benefit The Arc of Ascension.

Dr. Alexis Russo, DDS

Dr. Alexis Russo is excited to join her sister in the practice of Dentistry at the Smile Spa. She has recently moved back to the greater Baton Rouge area after practicing in Shreveport for 10 years. Dr. Alexis worked as an associate for 5 years after dental school before buying her own practice in Haughton, Louisiana, owning that practice for 5 years. She loves all of her patients in North Louisiana but is very happy to be home!

Dr. Alexis graduated from LSU Baton Rouge in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and then went on to graduate from LSU School of Dentistry in 2009. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She enjoys volunteering with Baton Rouge’s Mission of Mercy and Donated Dental Services. Dr. Alexis is excited to bring some new procedures to the Smile Spa including removable dentures and removable partials. In addition to extractions, bone grafting, root canals, and implants. She will also provide patients current available procedures at the Smile Spa. She is currently enrolled in The Implant Seminar Continuums. Continuing education is very important to Dr. Alexis and she attends several courses a year to learn new techniques and skills.

More About Dr. Alexis Russo

Dr. Alexis has two boys Enzo (8) and Eli (6) who are ecstatic to be living close to family. Her family enjoys being outdoors- hunting, fishing and boating. Dr. Alexis Russo is happy to call Baton Rouge home again and looks forward to rediscovering all that it has to offer. She looks forward to seeing you and your family at the Smile Spa.

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