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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

Jennifer Vu, D.D.S. — Pediatric Dentist

Bio and picture coming soon.


General Dentists

Dr. Michael Adams, D.D.S.

Dr. Ashleigh Attaway (Practicing with Bippo’s for one year)

Dr. Molly Burns, D.S.S. (Practicing with Bippos for 11 years)

Dr. Katherine Dols, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 5 years)

Dr. Paul Dugas, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 21 years)

Dr. Kate Froeba

Dr. Jenna Graham, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 5 years)

Dr. Laura Guidry, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 5 years)

Dr. Norman McGeathy D.D.S.

Dr. Shelly Montegut, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 10 years)

Dr. Heidi Paridon, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 10 years)

Dr. Ann Payer (Practicing with Bippo’s for 8 years)

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

Dr. Melissa Ritter, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 17 years)

Dr. Carolina Rivera D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 5 years)

Dr. Laura Tomaszewski, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 8 years)

Dr. Stephen Tomaszewski, D.D.S. (Practicing with Bippo’s for 8 years)


Oral Surgeons

Dr. Richard Bertetti, D.M.D.


Dental Hygienists

Jen Gulotta, RDH

Krystal Murray, RDH

Kristin Velupillai, RDH