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10154 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA 70123
(504) 738-5171 Kerry T. Plaisance, Jr, DDS • W. Keith deJong, DDS

Meet Our Dental Team

Jodi – Receptionist/Hygiene Coordinator

Jodi has been a member of our practice for 20 great years now. She attended college at Our Lady of Holy Cross and the University of New Orleans. Additionally, she’s undergone X-Ray certification at Louisiana State University and has pursued continuing education at the New Orleans Dental Conference and Las Vegas Conference. Originally from River Ridge, she’s happy to serve the community she’s lived in her whole life and help patients smile!

Jodi has two children and three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach.

Rebecca – Receptionist

Originally from Saint Rose, Rebecca has been with our team for four years now. She attended the University of New Orleans. Her favorite part of her job is getting to meet patients and learn about their backgrounds/life stories.

When she’s outside of the office, Rebecca enjoys traveling! In the past, she’s visited Northern Ireland, Scotland, and France.

Amanda – Dental Hygienist

Amanda has been a part of our dental team for seven years now. She attended Louisiana State University Dental School and has also undergone additional training in local anesthesia.

Outside of the office, Amanda loves gardening, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Holly – Dental Hygienist

Holly is originally from River Ridge and has 14 years of experience working in dentistry. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi before moving on to attend Louisiana State University Dental Hygiene School. She is a registered dental hygienist and has undergone additional training in anesthesia. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help patients improve their smiles!

Holly is married and has two children. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and fishing.

Shannon – Dental Hygienist

Shannon has been working in the dental world for 22 years now, with 12 of those spent at our practice. Originally from Metairie, she attended the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University Dental School. Additionally, she has the EDDA (Expanded Duty Dental Assistant) designation, her anesthesia license, and her certification in X-Rays. She loves getting to know her patients and their families.

Shannon has been married for 12 years and has two daughters. Dental assisting was actually her first job all the way back in high school! Outside of the office, she’s a co-op for St. Catherine and also enjoys running, working out, sewing, gardening, and going to new restaurants with family and friends.

Karen – Dental Hygienist

Karen has been a part of our team for 28 years now, with a great 31 years spent overall in the dental field. She attended Loyola University and enjoys being able to help and educate patients about oral health care.

Ashley – Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a welcome addition to our team and brings 12 years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Shreveport, Ashley is a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry. She loves meeting patients daily and has an easy-going personality. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her dogs, traveling and watching sports.

Christy – Dental Assistant

Christy has been working in the dental field for an impressive 35 years now, with 32 of them spent as a member of our team. She attended the Louisiana State University Dental Assisting Program and has her certification; she also continues to take many continuing education courses. She loves forming long-lasting relationships with both the patients and her coworkers!

Originally from Hammond, Christy has been married for 24 years and has three grown children and two young grandchildren. When she has free time, she enjoys gardening, kayaking, and traveling to festivals.

Camie – Dental Assistant

Camie has been a part of our practice for a year now, with nine overall years spent in dentistry so far. Originally from Houma, she attended the radiology program at Louisiana State University and continues to take continuing education courses. Her favorite things about her job are the great patients and the family environment with the staff.

Camie is married and has two sons, two dogs, and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, crafting, and volunteering her time at ARNO (Anime Rescue New Orleans).

Debbie – Dental Assistant

Debbie has been with our team for 20 years now, with an astounding 38 years of overall experience in the dental field. She takes continuing education courses whenever she’s able to, and she loves the long-lasting relationships she builds with patients.

Originally from Kenner, Debbie is married. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and reading.