Dr. Cantrelle was born in Metairie, Louisiana, and grew up in Chalmette. After graduating from Holy Cross High School and completing undergraduate coursework at Louisiana State University, Dr. Cantrelle earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2002. In addition to golfing, running and avidly supporting the LSU football team, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Pamela Daigle was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 2003, she successfully obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at Universidad de San Matin de Porres School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru. After relocating to the United States, she began working as a dental assistant in South Florida where she met her husband Casey who is originally from Opelousas, Louisiana. They have been married for 13 years and have a 2-year-old miniature schnauzer named Trout who is very sweet and energetic. Shortly after Dr. Daigle and her husband moved to Louisiana, she attended LSU where she obtained a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Daigle is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Since making Louisiana her home, Dr. Daigle and her husband love to spend their free time exploring and supporting small local businesses. So, if you know of any local hidden treasures, let her know during your next visit!
Dr. Karderro Dixon is a bayou boy originally from Houma, Louisiana. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in Baton Rouge and continued his education by attending Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. If you didn’t see him in the dental office, you can probably catch him doing what he loves most: working out, traveling the world and spending time with his family.
Dr. Jose Figueroa graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Figueroa is married and has a son. He loves Camaros, working out, fast food and spending time with his family.
Dr. Todd Firmin was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science. He then earned a Masters of Medical Science degree from Mississippi College in December 2015. Dr. Firmin worked at an orthodontic lab and general dentist office before starting dental school in July 2017. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in May 2021. Dr. Firmin is engaged to his “beautiful fiancée” Becca and has a rescue dog named Grady. He is an avid Saints and LSU fan and loves all sports, especially golf.
Dr. Lacoste was born and raised in the New Orleans area. After graduating high school from The New Orleans Academy in 1972, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1980.Dr. Lacoste is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the New Orleans Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He always finds time to be with family and friends, and enjoys fishing and playing music.
Dr. Ashley Lestrade is originally from Fairhope, Alabama, but has settled in Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, graduating in 2006 as a University Medalist with a 4.0 GPA. Dr. Lestrade subsequently earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Orthodontic credentials from LSU Dental School. She received the International College of Dentists Leadership Award as a graduating senior dental student and the Jerome Hebert Award for Achievement as a first-year resident. Dr. Lestrade is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending her spare time playing with the children and going to the zoo.
Dr. Joseph Marino is a native New Orleanian, who attended Jesuit High School (1969), received his undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans, and his doctorate from LSU School of Dentistry (1979). He is married with four children, and enjoys boating, fishing and all outdoor activities. Dr. Marino loves his chosen calling of dentistry, especially doing Cerec “same-day crowns” and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Christian Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his baccalaureate degree from Xavier University and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen loves spending his Sundays exercising, collecting sneakers and watching the Saints win with his family.
Dr. Paul Van Nguyen is a New Orleans native. He graduated from Jesuit High School and received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of New Orleans. Dr. Nguyen received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He enjoys participating in Continuing Education events and his hobbies include traveling, volunteering and watching Saints football. Dr. Nguyen believes in treating each patient with respect and helping them improve and maintain their appearance, health and quality of life.
Dr. Snitzer has been practicing periodontics for over 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University in 1983, and his certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1985. He enjoys playing tennis and golf.
Dr. Wu was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas and his dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Wichita State University. Dr. Wu has an identical twin brother and enjoys golf, college basketball and football, reading, flying, and playing with his dogs. He is also strongly committed to continuing education in dentistry.
Dr. Nathan Wu was born in Kansas City, MO, and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree Biochemistry and worked as a chemist, an aerospace engineer and a high school physics teacher before pursuing his career in dentistry. Dr. Wu graduated from the LSU School of dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Dr. Wu is married and has one daughter. He has an identical twin brother, who is also a dentist. In his spare time, Dr. Wu enjoys golf, watching sports, reading, eating and spending time with his family and baby girl.