Dental Staff

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Katie Ducote

Katie has seven years of dental experience between Louisiana and Texas. She is an expanded duty dental assistant, x-ray certified and
highly trained on the Cerec machine, which makes our crowns in the office. She will make your crown fit, feel, and look amazing! Patients really appreciate her gentle and compassionate bedside manner that accompanies her
efficient chair side assisting of the doctor that gets them in and out of the office quickly. Patients are always happy to be greeted by her beautiful smile. During her free time she loves to be at her hunting camp with her husband. They enjoy hunting deer and fishing. She also loves traveling and spending time with her friends.

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Penny Waguespack

Penny is the newest addition to our Smile Spa staff and has the most positive energy. Penny has been blessed with the "gift of gab" and she never meets a stranger. She makes everyone feel like they have know each other for a lifetime. She personalizes her visit with all of our patients. Penny has 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. Penny's goal for all of the patient's is to make sure their dental journey is one that ends with a healthy, happy smile. One of her favorite things to do is cook. She absolutely loves gumbo. She also loves to host parties, so you should see her host our botox parties, she definitely enjoys herself!! 

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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 Russo  (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.