Meet Our Team
Amy first came to Barataria Dental, LLC in 1978 as Dr. Guy’s dental assistant. She now helps lead the team with Dr. Valerie and Dr. Maria as the Office Manager. She attended LW Higgins High School in Marrero. She has trained as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and is certified in Radiology. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. Over the years, Amy has been an assistant, coordinator and office manager. She is married to Claude and has three sons, Victor, Bryan and Chad. She’s lived in Crown Point since 1969 and enjoys Scrapbooking, cooking, fishing and traveling.
Trang is a registered dental hygienist and has practiced since 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene along with an additional license to administer local anesthesia from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Trang continues to grow in her profession by attending continuing education courses. She provides patients thorough and effective treatment with a focus on preventive care. Trang and her husband have three wonderful sons and reside on the Westbank.
Maranda is Dr. Valerie’s right hand and smiling Clinical Assistant. She attended Blue Cliff College and received her dental assisting and x-ray certification in 2015. Working at Barataria Dental is the culmination of her goal to be a dental assistant since she was a freshman at L.W. Higgins High School. Maranda, her husband Chris, and their daughter Rylee live in Marrero.
Chelsea will greet you when you call for an appointment with Dr. Valerie. As her Patient Coordinator, she makes sure to explain our financial options and encourages patients to improve their oral health with regular dental care. She attended Blue cliff College for her dental training and x-ray certification in 2016. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Daniel and sons Brendon and Colston.
Nona rejoined our team as Dr. Maria’s treatment coordinator in July 2018. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Nona graduated from LW Higgins in 1983, went to Delgado Community College for 2 years and then to Eastern College for Dental Assisting. She is married to Aldo Duron and has two children, Brooke and Aldo Jr. Nona and her family live in Marrero. When she is not at Barataria Dental, her hobbies are dancing and working with her family in Duron’s Home Improvement.
This is Tran, she is one of our clinical assistants who partners with Trang our hygienist to make sure our patients have a great experience when they come for teeth cleaning. She also assists the doctors with procedures when needed.
Tran has a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University and an M.S. in Biomedical Science from Our Lady of Holy Cross University. Her career goal is to become a dentist in the near future.
Lauren is our warm and bubbly hygiene assistant. She is always ready to help you feel more relaxed when you come for your cleanings with Trang. Lauren is certified in Dental Radiology and eager to continue advancing her training and certifications. She has loved going to the dentist since she was three years old, when she became a patient at Barataria Dental.
Lauren is a proud dog mom to her boxer, Cher. In her free time she enjoys almost any outdoor activity, cooking and all forms of art.