Dr. Alice Ho was born and raised in Metairie, LA. Upon graduating from Grace King High School, she received a full college scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Afterward, she returned home to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Louisiana State University, in which she graduated with Honors. She went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at University Hospital, where she practiced comprehensive dentistry on medically compromised individuals. The year proved to be an invaluable experience as she learned how to manage fearful patients with various levels of sedation through oral and IV.
She knew early on in her career that she wanted to establish her professional career in New Orleans and wanted to give back to the city that had given her so much. To better serve her patients, she stays up to date and travels to hear world-renowned speakers in the field of dentistry. She has taken courses at LSU and The Pankey Institute to further her education in specific areas such as Orofacial pain and TMJ. Her goal for every patient that she encounters is to help them achieve optimal oral health and for her to provide an individualized approach to each person. Most importantly, she hopes to have a personal relationship with all her patients because she finds this part to be the most rewarding part of the dental profession.
During her spare time, she likes to enjoy New Orleans for everything that it has to offer! She especially enjoys the month of April due to the many festivals, French Quarter Fest and Jazzfest, in particular. When she can, she enjoys international travel.
Dr. Ashley White is from Homer, LA, and currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. She studied Biology at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, and also at the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. She received her Doctorate Degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in May of 2016 and is a member of NODA, LDA, and ADA.
Dr. White enjoys helping her patients meet their dental health needs. She wants to get to know her patients and help them achieve a healthy and esthetic smile. She is dedicated to bringing her patients the best care possible.
While studying at LSU School of Dentistry, she met her husband, Dr. Kris Norbo. They now live in Lakeview with their three dogs Pepper, Polo, and Gracie. During her spare time, Dr. White enjoys trying new restaurants and cheering on the Saints with her husband and dogs.
Dr. Carlos Setti has been a pleased 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 critical 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. He is a member of NODA, LDA, ADA, and AGD.
During his spare time, he loves painting and drawing, traveling, and enjoying New Orleans’ rich, fun culture.
Dr. Danny Giang is from Harvey, Louisiana in the Westbank of New Orleans and a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School. He went to the Xavier University of Louisiana on a full academic scholarship and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Here, he was also a member of the pre-dental society. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
Dr. Giang’s passion for dentistry started when he began volunteer work as a Senior in High School. Seeing all of the problems with oral health in the community due to a lack of education and access to resources inspired him to want to help those in need. Today, Dr. Giang emphasizes listening to his patients’ concerns and communicating with them in a way that they can relate to and understand. It is essential to him that patients can feel comfortable while being treated with the highest standard of care.
Dr. Giang is certified in Basic Life Support as well as CPR certified. He is CITA board-certified and a member of NODA, LDA, ADA, and AGD.
During his spare time, Dr. Giang enjoys spending time with family and friends. He has several hobbies and interests including watching Saints and LSU football, traveling to new places, trying new foods, and working out.
Dr. Darrell Bourg is the founder and CEO of Exceptional Dental. In practice since 2001, Dr. Bourg passionately leads Exceptional Dental to deliver the highest quality dental care at an affordable price with an emphasis on implant dentistry and all related implant therapy treatment.
Dr. Bourg is a high school graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School in 1990. He obtained a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology with a minor concentration in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of New Orleans. He received his Doctorate in 2001 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and is also a 2017 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia’s Comprehensive Training Program in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Bourg received advanced training at The Implant Learning Center in Chicago, The California Implant Institute in San Diego, The Sclar Center in Miami, and at The University of San Salvador with Dr. Samuel Lee.
Dr. Bourg is a member of NODA, LDA, ADA, AGD, AAID, and AACD. He is also a member of the Westwego Rotary Club and a Fellow of International College of Oral Implantologist (FICOI). In 2013, Dr. Bourg became the president of the New Orleans Dental Association. He is also a current gratis professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at LSU dental school.
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Dr. Baecher is a native of Birmingham, Alabama but currently resides in Baton Rouge. He completed his undergraduate studies at UAB with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. His education continued at the University of Louisville where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Baecher enjoys making a personal connection with all of his patients and doing everything in his ability to make each appointment a satisfying experience. His goal is to provide thorough education to patients, so they can make informed decisions regarding their oral health.
In his spare time, Dr. Baecher and his fiance enjoy cooking, fishing, listening to live music, rooting for the Saints and Pelicans, and playing with Gleason, their dog.
Dr. Mark Tinney was born in the small fishing town of Toca, Louisiana, located in St. Bernard parish. He grew up working with his family on shrimp and oyster boats, as he comes from a long line of commercial fishermen. That was where Dr. Tinney first learned the values of hard work and gained an appreciation for work ethic. He attended Brother Martin High School until 2005 when hurricane Katrina relocated his family to the Northshore. Dr. Tinney attended and graduated from St. Paul’s School in 2008.
After high school, Dr. Tinney attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he was a member of the Biology Undergraduate Society, Beta Beta Beta (the department of biology’s honor society), and Delta Omega Alpha (The department of Biology’s pre-professional society). Dr. Tinney also served as a student worker in the microbiology lab and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After graduation and before entering dental school, Dr. Tinney worked with the global dental brigades and helped provide dentistry as well as new forms of irrigation systems for the underserved people in the jungles of Panama. It was on this trip that he saw firsthand how life-changing and gratifying dentistry can be.
Dr. Tinney attended Louisiana State University School of dentistry where his passion for dentistry was born. He received the Southwest Academy Award for excellence in restorative dentistry upon his graduation. Dr. Tinney continues to expand his knowledge of dentistry alongside Dr. Berthelot by attending continuing education courses on root canal procedures, dental implant placement, maintenance, and socket grafting extraction sites.
Dr. Tinney currently lives in Metairie and is engaged to his fiancé Maddie. When he is not working, he is an avid fisherman and hunter. His other hobbies also include spending time with friends, being outside, and traveling with his fiancé.
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Dr. Crain is a native of East Texas, but received her Bachelor of Science degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Crain loves all aspects of general dentistry and takes pride in providing quality and thorough dental care tailored for each individual patient. She strives to make your dental visit a comfortable one.
In her free time, Dr. Crain enjoys spending time with her dog Tallulah, playing soccer, traveling, and catching up with family and friends.
Dr. Guirges obtained his Bachelor’s in dentistry from The Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt in 2009. Afterward, he pursued a master’s degree in periodontics and joined the residency program at CWRU.
Recognizing the importance of sound prosthetic principles in surgical practice, Dr. Guirges commenced the fellowship program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout the fellowship, Dr. Guirges focused his efforts on gaining experience in dental implant prosthodontics and managing complex restorative cases. Teaching is a passion for Dr. Guirges. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics that include; Hard and soft tissue augmentation around implants, immediate implant placement techniques, and periodontal plastic surgery.
During his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, football, and spending time with his family.
- Residency in Periodontics
- Fellowship in Implant Restorations
Dr. Katelynn Colburn is a dedicated dentist proudly serving her hometown of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School and attended the University of Holy Cross where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Dr. Colburn is CITA Board Certified and also a Certified Botox and Dermal Fillers Provider after completing continuing education classes in Esthetics.
Dr. Colburn offers advanced dentistry in a relaxed, caring atmosphere. Her philosophy is to treat her patients as a family by providing pain-free care while meeting each patient’s individual needs. Seeing a patient’s confidence and smile restored is her greatest reward.
When Dr. Colburn is not serving her community, you can find her with her significant other and their son. She enjoys cheering on her favorite teams, the New Orleans Saints and the Florida State Seminoles. Dr. Colburn’s other passions are traveling to new places, cooking family recipes, and attending the theatre.
Dr. Lani Dassey Landry 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 the patient’s concerns and needs. She puts time and detail into all of her work, giving the patients 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 NODA, LDA, ADA, and AGD.
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 city.
Dr. Mark Foster attended the University of North Carolina for his Bachelor’s in American History and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency through Weill-Cornell Medical College at Lincoln Medical Center in New York City, where he treated maxillofacial trauma patients in one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments. Dr. Foster has also received post-graduate advanced training in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry with The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Foster is CITA Board Certified and affiliated with NODA, LDA, ADA, and AAID.
During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and pup, the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and rooting for the Heels, Saints, and Pels.
“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.”
Dr. Melanie Chelette was born and raised in Oak Grove, LA. She now resides in Denham Springs, LA with her husband and two sons. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She went on to Louisiana State University to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Chelette loves getting to know her patients and treating them to the best of her ability, in all aspects of Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Chelette enjoys church activities with her family. They love watching the LSU Tigers, the Saints, and playing basketball.
Dr. Michael Adragna is a New Orleans native who has been in practice since 2013 and is currently a co-partner of Exceptional Dental. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and then earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. In 2018 Dr. Adragna was inducted into the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as an Associate Fellow and the International Congress of Oral Implantology as a Fellow.
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 through each step of their treatment. He primarily focuses on painless injections, pain management, and esthetic dentistry.
During his spare time, Dr. Adragna enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, LSU and Saints football, hunting, fishing, and traveling.