From orthodontic assistants to our office staff, we show that the best customer experience comes from a genuine care and concern. Our goal is to ensure every appointment is comfortable, or gives you the smile you've always wanted!
Dr. DeGenova was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Brother Martin High School and the University of New Orleans. He attended LSU School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following graduation, he practiced general dentistry for 3 years. It was during that time he decided to follow his passion of Orthodontics. He was awarded a graduate student position at the LSU School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics for the 2 year residency program.
Amber has been with our office since 2004. She loves working with her patients and helping them keep their smiles healthy. In her spare time, Amber enjoys exercising and being a proud mother to her two daughters.
Sandy has been with our office over 30 years and values the relationships she has established with the patients. She is married with two children and four grandchildren. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, camping, and traveling.
Krystle has been with our office since may 2001. She enjoys meeting new people and finds it very rewardibng to watch our patients' smiles blossom. She also assists in the treatment area with instrument steralization and supply purchasing.
Michelle joined our team in January of 2021. She is the proud mother of five sons. Michelle enjoys shopping and making memories with her family and friends in her free time. She loves meeting new people and getting to know patients.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child's first visit to an orthodonic specialist take place no later than age seven, or earlier if an orthodontic problem is detected. Sometimes, malocclusions are present behind seemingly acceptable smiles. And while treatment may not be started until years later, early examination allows the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems and plan appropriate problems and plan appropriate treatment at an appropriate time. In some cases, early treatment may be initiated to prevent more serious problems from developing. This early intervention may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
Bringing teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment not only produces a great smile, but a healthy one as well. Straight teeth simply function better and are easier to clean. And last, but far from least, is the increased confidence and self-esteem that healthy smile provides. This psychological benefit can be a significant factor in the decision to have treatment and is often listed as a patient's #1 treatment goal. A beautiful smile is a pleasure to own and a pleasure to see.