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Pediatric Dentists

Jill M. Donaldson, D.D.S. — Pediatric Dentist

drJill.jpgOn being a pediatric dental specialist: “Why did I become a pediatric dentist? It's simple: I like to have fun. And growing up, I saw how very much my dad enjoyed going to work when other dads and moms didn't. I find kids intriguing to work with and enjoy teaching them good oral hygiene so that their teeth will last a lifetime.”

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Residency: Children's Hospital Dental Clinic, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 2001

DDS: Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 1999

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association, Northlake Dental Association and the Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Advanced Training: Tooth-colored crowns for baby teeth, treatment for bottle and sippy cup decay and emergency treatment for trauma

Hobbies and Interests: Fitness, travel, watching movies and spending time with her family

Edward L. Donaldson, Jr., D.D.S. — Pediatric Dentist

drDon.jpgOn being a pediatric dental specialist: “I love working with children, especially the fidgety ones who are seeing a dentist for the first time. By making dentistry fun for kids, I feel that I'm starting them on the road to good dental health and a lifetime of beautiful smiles. I enjoy being able to calm a child's fears and make him or her feel good about going to the dentist.”

Pediatric Internship and Residency: Children's Hospital, University of Alabama Dental School, 1970

DDS: Loyola Dental School, 1968

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the New Orleans Dental Association.

Chairperson: LDA Medicaid Task Force

Advanced Training: Pediatric dentistry, treatment for pacifier and nursing bottle mouth and orthodontic guidance

Author and creator: Bippo Visits the Dentist, written by Edward L. Donaldson, Jr., D.D.S., illustrated by Harriet N. Hastings. Copyright ©1981 by Edward L. Donaldson, Jr., D.D.S.

About the Book: “Bippo was written to provide an interesting and enjoyable story of a child's first visit to the dentist. It covers all aspects of the dental encounter as written from a dentist's point of view. It is my sincere desire that this book serve as a useful aid in providing the preparation necessary to ensure a positive dental experience for children.”

Hobbies and Interests: Hunting, fishing and organized dentistry

Tessa M. Smith, D.D.S. — Pediatric Dentist

drTessa.jpgOn being a pediatric dental specialist: “I became a pediatric dentist rather than an 'adult' dentist because I like working with kids. Unlike adults, kids don't have any established negative notions about going to the dentist. Every day I have the opportunity to help kids develop a positive attitude toward dentistry and dentists that will last them for the rest of their life.”

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Residency: Children's Hospital Dental Clinic, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 2003

Externship: Provided dental treatment on Navajo Indian Reservation, Ganado, AZ, 1997

DDS: Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 1998

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association, Northlake Dental Association and the Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Advanced Training: Composite materials, tooth-colored crowns for baby teeth and orthodontic guidance

Hobbies and Interests: Gardening, antiques and reading

Nicole Boxberger, D.D.S. — Pediatric Dentist

drNicole.jpgOn being a pediatric dentist: “I always wanted to combine teaching and dentistry. Being a pediatric dentist allows me to teach children how to take care of their teeth while helping them develop a positive attitude towards dentistry. Every day allows me a unique and enjoyable experience working with children. They keep me on my toes and enjoying every day of my career.”

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Residency: Children's Hospital Dental Clinic, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 2010

DDS: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO, 2007

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, fitness, biking

Publications: Boxberger NR, Brannon RB, Fowler CB. Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma: a clinicopathologic study of 12 cases and a review of the literature, Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, Volume 35, Number 4, Summer 2011

Memberships: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association, and the Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


General Dentists

Dr. Michael Adams, D.D.S.

Dr. Molly Burns, D.S.S.

Dr. Katherine Dols, D.D.S.

Dr. Paul Dugas, D.D.S.

Dr. Jenna Graham, D.D.S.

Dr. Laura Guidry, D.D.S.

Dr. Kimberly Luminais D.D.S.

Dr. Norman McGeathy D.D.S.

Dr. Shelly Montegut, D.D.S.

Dr. Heidi Paridon, D.D.S.

Dr. Ming-Phuong "Ann" Payer, D.D.S.

Dr. Melissa Ritter, D.D.S.

Dr. Carolina Rivera D.D.S.

Dr. Laura Tomaszewski, D.D.S.

Dr. Stephen Tomaszewski, D.D.S.


Oral Surgeons

Dr. Richard Bertetti, D.M.D.


Dental Hygienists

Jen Gulotta, RDH

Crystal Murray, RDH