Meet Our Staff

Joey Keener, our Office Manager, is a graduate of LSU. He started work at our office in 2014. With over 20 years of experience in management, he oversees our day to day operations and can help with any questions concerning your bills, insurance, scheduling or treatment plans. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing volleyball and working out.

 

 

Krystal, one of our scheduling coordinators, is one of the first faces you will see when you come into our office and one of the voices that will greet you when you call. She will assist you through scheduling to make sure it is an easy, simple process. Any questions that you may have, including concerns about the visit and insurance verification, can be addressed with her as well. As a local resident born and raised in St. Charles Parish, she loves the tight knit community and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! When her nose isn’t in a good book, her free time is spent with her husband, Niko, family, friends, and their dog, Korra. She loves to travel and as a graduate of LSU, she’s a huge tiger fan! 

 

Terri, one of our dental assistants, has 20 years of experience in the dental field. With certifications in E.D.D.A. and CPR, as well as 15 years focused in pediatrics, she is well equipped to educate your child in how to take proper care of their teeth. She is a mom to a daughter and son and “Gammaw” to 4 beautiful grandchildren. She was born and raised in Arkansas, but transplanted to Louisiana 15 years ago, to which now she calls home. In her off time she is an avid reader, but also enjoys fishing and crabbing.

 

 

Chianti, one of our assistants, has 20 years experience as an expanded duty dental assistant. She’s so proud to be working for Dr. Thorson and being a part of the Pediatric Dental team. It is very rewarding and it gives her the desire and satisfaction to give all that she can. The ability to help and interact with patients, getting positive feedback and fantastic results, gives her pride in her work. She couldn’t ask for a better dentist to work with! When she leaves work to go home, she enjoys spending quality time with her fiance’, Derrick. She’s a proud mother of 2 handsome sons and 1 beautiful daughter and Meme to 5 grandkids. She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience!

 

Whitney, one of our scheduling coordinators, is one of the first faces you will see when you come into our office and one of the voices that will greet you when you call. She will assist you through scheduling to make sure it is an easy, simple process. Any questions that you may have, including concerns about the visit and insurance verification, can be addressed with her as well. A local university of New Orleans graduate, born and raised in St. Charles Parish, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their fur-child, Cayenne. In her off time, she enjoys traveling or working in the yard at home on a nice day.

 

Michelle, one of our assistants, has over 4 years experience within the pediatric dental field and is certified in E.D.D.A, CPR, and Radiology. She has always been fascinated with dentistry and knew from a young age that this was the field for her. As a New Orleans native, she has a deep love for the tradition (and food) of her hometown. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, and, of course, being out on the water. Michelle loves children and looks forward to having a large family of her own in the future!

 

 

Casey, one of our assistants has 8 years of pediatric dentistry experience. She is a graduate of the Blue Cliff Dental Assisting program and is also E.D.D.A. certified as well as CPR certified. A native of St. Charles Parish, she is the mother of a beautiful daughter named Mia. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, & spending quality time with her family.

 

 

Jennifer, one of our assistants has 7 years of dental experience. She has worked in every specialty in the dental field, giving her a wide range of knowledge. Her favorite part of her job is getting to ease dental fears and make coming to the dentist an easy and exciting time. Jennifer is a Mom to 2 beautiful daughters and a wife to her wonderful husband of more than 16 years. In her spare time she enjoys eating New Orleans cuisine and reading a good book.

 

 

Mattie, one of our scheduling coordinators, is one of the first faces you will see when you come into our office and one of the voices that will greet you when you call. She will assist you through scheduling to make sure it is an easy, simple process. As a St. Charles Parish resident, and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and son, Carter. In her free time, she looks forward to game nights and dinner with family and friends.

 

 

 

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