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Doctors & Staff
Meet our friendly and talented staff and our dedicated and all-star doctors!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.
Dr. Nicole Russo is a Kenner native and graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School. She went to college at the Auburn University on academic and athletic scholarships and played softball, 3rd base. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
Dr. Russo has great communication skills and takes the time to listen to her patient’s specific wants and needs. Dr. Russo has a passion for dentistry and most importantly making patients happy with their teeth and smile.
In Dr. Russo’s free time, she enjoys watching Saints football, playing sports, and camping with family and friends. She loves traveling, cooking, and trying new restaurants. She is roller coaster enthusiast. Loves live music and going to festivals.
Graduate of Chapelle High School
B.S. Nutrition Science Auburn University
Graduate of LSU School of Dentistry
CITA board certified
Completed continuing education classes in orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign provider
Memberships and Awards
Vice President of C. Edmund Kells Honor Society
Removable Prosthodontics Award of Excellence
Pediatric Dentistry Award of Excellence
Member of American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association,
Dr. Mooney has become a very happy permanent resident of New Orleans after moving from Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in both Business and Biology from Saint Edward’s University and The University of Texas, followed by his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Mooney fell in love with dentistry unexpectedly after the urging of a longtime friend and fellow dentist. Now, he cannot imagine a better profession suited to his desire to help those in need, the ability to create a personal bond with patients, and deliver personalized excellent care.
Dr. Mooney enjoys anything related to sports, with an emphasis on the college football, the NFL, and the Saints. During the winter months he enjoys his passion outside of work by traveling to the mountains and snowboarding. Dr. Mooney is board certified in CITA and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Louisiana Dental Association.
Dr. Lani Dassey was born and raised in Kenner, LA and is a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. At LSU, she was a member of the pre-dental society. From there, she went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry.
Dr. Dassey focuses on patient comfort and takes her time listening to patient’s concerns and needs. She puts time and detail into all of her work, giving patient’s the smiles they have always wanted. Dr. Dassey also has experience treating children as well as adults and finds comfort in knowing that her patients leave the office happier and healthier.
Dr. Dassey is CITA board certified and an active member of the New Orleans Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Dassey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys experiencing new restaurants, loves traveling to the beach, and also being a tourist in her own city.
Dr. Mark Foster attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate and dental school studies. He later completed a General Practice Residency at Lincoln Medical Center in New York City where he treated maxillofacial trauma patients in one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments. He has also received post-graduate advanced training in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Foster was in private practice in his hometown of Raleigh, NC over four years before moving to New Orleans. He enjoys the outdoors, cooking, traveling, sports and is now an adopted Saints and Pels fan.
“I consider myself to be extremely fortunate because my ‘job’ simply entails doing what I love. I’ve been around the field of dentistry all my life, with a grandfather, aunt and uncle in the industry. I knew way back that I wanted to be a part of it as well.”
Bachelor of Arts in American History, University of North Carolina
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
General Practice Residency – Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, New York
Dr. James Terrebonne is a native of Galliano, LA and a graduate of South Lafourche High School. Dr. Terrebonne earned a collegiate athletic scholarship in the sport of golf at Nicholls State University, where he earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences and minor in Chemistry. As a senior, he was awarded the Capital One All Academic Honors Award for his performances on the golf course, and in the classroom. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
Dr. Terrebonne became interested in dentistry from his grandfather, Dr. Basil Gentry, who was in private practice in Larose, LA. Dr. Terrebonne focuses on quality and gentle dental care for all his patients. He loves working in healthcare and helping patients with their dental needs. In addition, he has completed advanced education in oral sedation and esthetic dentistry.
Dr. Terrebonne enjoys playing golf and offshore fishing in his free time. He is a big fan of the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints, where he frequently attends home games in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Dr. Terrebonne is board certified in CITA and he currently a member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Louisiana Dental Association, and New Orleans Dental Association.
Dr. Michael Adragna is a New Orleans native and graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School. He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the LSU pre-dental society and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
Dr. Adragna makes it his goal to ensure that his patients feel comfortable, which he accomplishes by listening to their concerns and keeping them well-informed each step of the way. He takes a particular interest in painless injections, pain management, and esthetic dentistry. He also completed an advanced education course in oral sedation.
In his free time, Dr. Adragna enjoys LSU and Saints football, hunting, fishing, and traveling abroad with his wife. So far, his favorite place outside of the U.S. is Barcelona, Spain. He is a Saints season ticket holder and can be found in section 618 screaming with his fellow Who Dats during every home game.
Dr. Adragna is a member of the American Red Cross and is certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. He is CITA board certified and a member of the New Orleans Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jacob McInnis is a Baton Rouge native, who now resides in New Orleans, LA. His goal is to offer patients a sense of comfort and control in the dental chair. He focuses on painless dentistry with an emphasis on esthetics. Dr. McInnis strives to help patients feel at ease and to overcome possible dental phobias. Dr. McInnis completed pre-dental undergraduate studies at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Dr. McInnis received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
During Dr. McInnis’ dental training, his perfectionistic nature helped him focus on esthetics. He was allowed the opportunity to complete several cases working hand in hand with board certified Prosthodontists while at LSU. In addition to requirements of dental school, Dr. McInnis completed Advanced Endodontics training (root canals), a Dental Implant externship and Research in Prosthodontics. Dr. McInnis presented research at several distinguished conferences nationwide including: “American College of Prosthodontics” annual meeting in San Diego, CA as well as the “American Equilibration Society” conference in Chicago, IL. Additional surgical experience includes spending numerous hours volunteering and rotating at LSU Interim Hospital Oral Surgery department, and Leonard J Chabert hospital in Houma, LA.
Awards: LSUSD Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology Honors in Research program, Academy of Operative Dentistry “Outstanding Achievement”, Brasseler / Fixed Prosthodontics “Outstanding work in Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics”, International Congress of Oral Implantologists / Camlog USA “Pre-doctoral interest and commitment to oral implantology and implant dentistry”.
Missions: Dr. McInnis enjoys helping the underserved by participating in dental and non-dental mission trips to cities and villages in Peru including Lima, Iquitos and Pucalpa.
Hobbies and interests include inshore and offshore fishing, duck and deer hunting, LSU and Saints football, cooking and enjoying New Orleans cuisine. He has several pets; yellow lab “Doc”, dachshund “Bear” and 2 cats.
Credentials: Dr. McInnis is a member of good standing with NODA, LDA, ADA and AGD. Dr. McInnis is American Red Cross certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. Dr. McInnis is CITA board certified. Dr. McInnis recently completed advanced education courses in Oral Sedation and Implant Dentistry.
Since his appointment to the faculty at the Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center, School of Dentistry, Dr. Brown has had several articles
published in medical or dental professional journals or magazines. These are as listed below.
1) “Effect of in-line bacteriological filters on numbers of heterotrophic bacteria in
water emitted from non-autoclavable dental air water syringes”, American Journal of Dentistry, October, 1999
2) “Occlusal Splints From Beginning to the Present”, Cranio, April, 2006
3) “Lessons Learned From a Headache TMD Study”, Practical Pain Management, August, 2006
4) “Comorbidity of Pterygoid Hammular Area Pain and TMD”, Cranio, July, 2007
5) “Management Of Nocturnal Bruxism With An Anterior Stop Point Appliance”, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, Fall, 2008
6) “Masseter Tenomyositis”, Cranio, July, 2009
7) “Provocation Testing To Assist Craniomandibular Pain Diagnosis”, Cranio, April,
8) “Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse”, Journal of the American Dental Association, October, 2013
9) “Thinking of Maladaptive Occlusion as a Cumulative Orthopedic Disorder” Cranio, January , 2015
10) “Legal Responses to Pediatric Dental Neglect”, Journal of the American Dental Association, January, October,2016
Dr. Brown has been honored with several awards for contributions to the field
of education, including
1) Loyola University, School of Business
2) New Orleans Public Schools “TEAMS” program
Teaching Activities – Dr. Brown joined the faculty of the Department of Prosthodontics at LSUSD in 1982. His first assignments were to the sophomore pre-clinical crown and bridge program. During this time he also gave several private practice principles lectures to the dental hygiene senior classes. During the 1990’s Dr. Brown was re-assigned to the senior dental clinic as an assistant clinical instructor in fixed prosthetics. As a private practitioner in his own family-practice dental clinic, he focused his teaching on the comprehensive care of patients as would be done in the private sector. This format was well received by the senior dental students and the then director of the Prosthodontics Department, Dr. Chiche, encouraged Dr. Brown to continue this teaching format. Dr. Brown has continued teaching in the senior and junior student dental clinic continuously since then. Several senior dental classes held lunch and learn sessions, having Dr. Brown discuss business principles and challenges that graduating seniors would soon be facing. The class chose the topics. Dr.Brown has given several guest presentations to local dental study clubs covering topics specific to the diagnosis and treatment of craniomandibular disorders. He also gave a guest presentation to a local study group of clinical psychologists highlighting the correlation of psychological and emotional
stress with the physical manifestation of temporomandibular disorders.
Major area of research interest – As would be surmised by the above descriptions, the area of highest interest in dental healthcare for Dr. Brown is in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck pain. Teaming with fellow practitioner, Dr. John Dupont, Dr. Brown has
analyzed numbers of patient’s symptoms and treatment protocols to both learn from and then teach the strategies to help with solving the problems of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). This clinical research has been the genesis of several published research articles. Dr. Brown was invited to join the Dental Advisor research group as a clinical research consultant. This Michigan based group publishes a quarterly magazine reviewing various dental materials. It offers the results of both
laboratory testing as well as clinical use trials of all modes of materials and equipment used in today’s modern dental practice. Dr. Brown is the only dentist from Louisiana acting in this research role.
Professional Organizations – Participation in professional organizations is an important part of Dr. Brown’s
career. Interest in the care for TMD and other head and neck disorders has led Dr. Brown to be a member of The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain since 1988. He has attained fellow-eligible status in that organization. He joined The American Academy of Pain Management, attaining diplomat status. Dr. Brown was also inducted into The Pierre Fauchard Honor Academy. For over 20 years, Dr. Brown has been at the leadership level of both the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental Association. He has served on the board of directors of both organizations as well as a variety of committee chairs. Currently, he acts as LDA liaison to the Louisiana State
Board of Dentistry. Dr. Brown has also served The LSUSD Alumni Association sitting on the board of directors for three years.
Public service – Providing comprehensive dental care has been and will always be the passion
that drives Dr. Brown. Over 25 years ago, Dr. Brown established a multi-specialty comprehensive care dental clinic in New Orleans; one of the first of its kind. This clinic brought the various dental specialties together under one roof to provide a coordinated efficient model of comprehensive dental
treatment for patients. As the senior partner and general dentist of the team, Dr. Brown orchestrated the various modalities of care rendered by the associated specialists. This practice continues today and has served as a model for other dental practices. This group practice has always strived to also assist the underprivileged by providing free dental care to graduates of the addiction intervention programs of Covenant House; and complete dental care to patients coming from the Donated Dental Service. Each year for the NODA Children’s Dental Health
Month, the practice has adopted an elementary school class for dental screening and healthcare education.
Dr. Carlos Setti has been a very happy resident of New Orleans since 2006, where he loves practicing dentistry, and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry at LSU School of Dentistry. He has practiced in Los Angeles / Beverly Hills, California for over 20 years, where he attained a vast amount of experience in General and Cosmetic Dentistry – crowns and bridges, veneers & beautiful smile makeovers. Dr. Setti is a Lumineers® veneer provider, having worked directly with Lumineers’ creator Dr. Robert Ibsen. He is a certified Invisalign® teeth-straightening doctor. Dr. Setti has earned two DDS degrees, one from UMC School of Dentistry in Brazil in 1988, and a second from Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC. Dr. Setti has completed many post-doctoral studies and training at USC, UCLA and Loma Linda Schools of Dentistry in California, and those in Louisiana, and in scientific sessions in California and Louisiana. Patients routinely compliment Dr. Setti on his relaxed, gentle, genuinely caring and professional nature, and on his exacting esthetic care to all the beautiful details of their smiles. In 2014, Dr. Setti won the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for outstanding achievements in Operative Dentistry, and the Whipmix Corporation Award for the study and clinical application of Prosthodontics. Dr. Setti is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental Society. In his spare time, he loves painting and drawing, traveling and enjoying New Orleans’ rich, fun culture.
Dr. Kim C. Do is a long time resident of New Orleans and graduate of both West Jefferson High School in Harvey and University of New Orleans. After obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in 2007, she relocated to Durham, North Carolina to join her husband during his radiology residency. Dr. Do practiced general dentistry in the Research Triangle area for the next four years, until moving back to the Greater New Orleans area in 2011.
Dr. Do’s is a busy mother of two young children and four dogs. She’s the daughter of the owners of Hi-Do Bakery in Terrytown, LA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and helping out at the bakery during King Cake season.
Dr. Emily LaCour was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science. While at LSU, Dr. LaCour was a member of the Pre-Dental Society. She continued her education at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, graduating with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dr. LaCour’s first priority is patient comfort. She strives to make her patients feel at ease during treatment and takes the time to get to know each patient. Dr. LaCour ensures that her patients will receive the best care possible and will carefully consider their individual needs while making decisions about treatment.
Dr. LaCour is CITA board certified and is also certified in Basic Life Support for healthcare providers. She is a member of the New Orleans Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a Saints fan and loves cheering on her team in the Superdome. In her spare time, she enjoys concerts, musicals at the Saenger Theater, and trying out new restaurants around the city. She also loves taking care of her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Chloe.
Dr. Bourg has been a lifetime resident of Marrero, Louisiana. He maintains general dental practices in both his Marrero and Kenner offices with an emphasis on implant dentistry and all related implant therapy treatment.
Dr. Bourg is married and has 4 beautiful children. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending his time with his family and friends. He loves to attend the Saint’s home football games and occasionally takes a road trip for the away games. Dr. Bourg is also an active member of his church.
Graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School -1990
Graduate of University of New Orleans – Dual bachelor’s degrees
Chemistry and Biology
Minor concentration Psychology and Philosophy
Graduate of LSU School of Dentistry – 2001
Graduate of Georgia’s Comprehensive Training Program in Implant Dentistry – 2007
Advanced training at the Implant Learning Center in Chicago
Advanced training at the California Implant Institute in San Diego
Advanced training at the Sclar Center in Miami
Advanced training with Dr. Samuel Lee at the University of San Salvador