Dental Staff


Angela Melancon

Angela is our behind the scenes insurance coordinator. If you are fortunate enough to meet her, you will experience her gentleness and kindness. With 7 years of experience, you can be assured she will help you maximize your dental benefits. She is continually learning and striving to understand the complications and challenges that come with dental insurance. Angela grew up and still resides in Central, with her husband Kevin, and so far, one son, Brayden. She is such a people-person and her favorite times are at the beach, being with family and friends, and LSU tailgating, but her most valued time is spent with her son. 


Whitney Courtney

You should see Whitney light up when kids come into our office . She will love and have as much fun with yours as she does her own. Whitney is very thorough and will make sure you get the most out of your appointment. She is not only a great hygienist but she is very crafty as well.  Whitney graduated from LSU Dental Hygiene in 2010.  Whitney has been married to her husband Joshua for 10 years and they have four boys: Evans, Benjamin, John Kline and Thomas. 


Erin Lee

Erin is the friendly face you meet when you walk into the Smile Spa. She is the mastermind to keeping our schedule running smoothly. She has over 7 years of experience in both orthodontics and general dentistry, and her calmness and efficiency never waivers. Her goal is to find our patients an appointment that will fit into their busy schedules. She arrives first to the office every morning to make sure our patients have fresh coffee and water upon their arrival. Erin is originally from Natchitoches and received her degree from the  University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is happily married to Michael and they have a wonderful dog named Pippen. She enjoys gardening, all sports, and playing with Pippen! 


Therese Barker, RDH

Therese received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987 from L.S.U Dental School and is also licensed to give anesthesia. Her goal is to teach patients everything she knows about the mouth-how it plays an important role in the rest of the body. She gets complimented often for being thorough and gentle. She is from Plaquemine, married, has 2 sons and a growing list of grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes include fishing, traveling, movies, dancing, and music. Although she recently joined Dr. Aimee's  practice in 2014, she has formed great admiration and respect for her. Therese loves the atmosphere of the team work, professionalism and energy at The Smile Spa. 


Lana Malone

Lana has been a RDH since 2000. Her goal is to make all of her patients feel at ease. She loves the interesting people that she meets and the lives that she touches through patient education. She does not meet a stranger and wants to know all about you . You will always feel at home and relaxed with Lana. Lana truly enjoys treating the “entire” patient as well as knowing that she can make a difference in their total well being by helping achieve their optimal oral health. Lana is a graduate of LSU and LSU School of Dentistry. She has been married to Sean for 12 years and they have three children Keegan, Finley and Miles. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.


Marti Kent

Marti is an X-Ray certified, expanded duty dental assistant with 40 years experience in dentistry. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of Orthodontics and Dental Laboratory Technology. For the past nine years she has worked in the field of Prosthodontics; specializing in fixed crown and bridge work, with a concentration in Implant Dentistry. We treasure the wisdom she brings to the office. Marti and her husband Wayne, have two children, Morgan and Jordan. Marti is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and an elder in her church. She is an avid tennis player and a member of the United States Tennis Association. Marti is a fun, loving and compassionate person who strives to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease in their dental experience. She is really an angel disguised as a dental assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and is a huge LSU and Yankee fan.


Patsy Russo

Patsy has over 50 years of experience in both bookkeeping and business administration. She has received an associate degree from Spencer’s Business College in 1967. She has worked for Dr. Russo- Mounger’s office since 1999. She retired from Pointe Coupee Parish School System in 2003 where she served as the bookkeeper for 33 years.  Patsy is happily married to Charles and they have three children: Aimee ( Dr. Russo) , Michael ( Police officer with City of Baton Rouge) and Dr. Alexis Underhill ( Dentist in Shreveport). She is the proud grandmother to six grandsons: Spencer and Scout Mounger , Harlen and Hudson  Russo, Enzo and Eli Underhill. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Patsy is actively involved in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, adoration chapel and the bereavement committee.