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.
Tran joined our team March 2013 While shadowing. She graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science and is very enthusiastic about learning the dentistry field. She helps with scheduling patients, sterilization, and assisting the team. She intends to continue her education by attending LSU School of Dentistry in pursuit of obtaining her degree in dentistry. She spends her time volunteering at tutoring kids, painting, and singing.
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 and her husband Chris are newlyweds and 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 four year old son Brendon.
Megan recently joined the team as Dr. Maria’s patient coordinator and is excited to call Barataria Dental her home. She is more than happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding dental treatment and financial options. Megan graduated from Academy of Our Lady in 2010. She enjoys spending time with her fiance’, friends and family.
Megan T. joined our team in June 2017 as Dr. Maria’s chairside assistant. She can also be found helping with hygiene patients and sterilization. She is a proud graduate of Academy of Our Lady in Marrero and has been in the church choir since she was in the third grade. Megan loves helping others and being in the dentistry field. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family and traveling.