Mckenzie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in October of 2015. She is certified in CPR and expanded duties. She has taken courses in sedation that she applies to the office in making sure our patients are extra comfortable. She strives in giving our patients the best care possible! Mckenzie and her husband enjoy spending time together with family and friends. Outside of the office, she enjoys shopping, working out, and spending time with her new niece Meredith Kate!
Morgan joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in January of 2018 after having 3 previous years as an expanded duty dental assistant. She completed the dental assistant program at Acadian Area Career College in 2014. She works alongside Dr. Duplantis during procedures but also does lab work and sterilizes instruments. Morgan's main concern is making patients feel at ease during their appointments at Fontenot Family Dentistry. Outside of the office, Morgan loves spending time with her two nieces Sophia and Viviann (tookie). She also spends most of her weekends with her new husband, Joe. She would love for you to come see her and Dr. Duplantis for all your dental needs!
Amanda joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in May of 2014. She completed two years at UL, followed by two years of hygiene school through LSU school of Dentistry. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and was awarded second in her class. Amanda began working with Dr. Fontenot one week after graduation. She has always loved being social and enjoys getting to know her patients. She is from Opelousas, but moved to Lafayette when she began college. On her free time, Amanda enjoys being outdoors, traveling, riding bikes, and spending time with friends and family.
Mel joined Dr. Fontenot and his team in July of 2015 after graduating from LSU school of Dentistry. She was one of six selected students from the Lafayette satellite program. She received Lafayette's Outstanding Student Award, The Irma Miner Scholarship, Who's Who among Students in American University Colleges, and The Golden Scaler Award. Mel is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She also participates in many community activities. She enjoys attending Special Smiles every year associated with the Special Olympics in Carencro. Her roots are in the heart of her favorite and home town city, Carencro. Mel loves building relationships with her patients while providing the best oral hygiene care. When not in the office, Mel enjoys working out, shopping, makeup, and spending time with family!
Mallory joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in November of 2018. After completing her prerequisites at LSU, Mallory was acceped into the LSUHSC Dental Hygiene satellite program in Lafeyette. She graduated in the top 4 of her class while also receiving the Patient Excellence award. Mallory strives to make patients feel comfortable and confident in their own smile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside in her garden and relaxing with family, friends and her husband, Mark.
Emilie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in January of 2016 after completing the Dental Assistant program at Acadiana Area Career College. She works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and takes care of lab duties to ensure our patients get the very best. She enjoys making her patients feel comfortable and easing their dental anxiety. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and of course watching the LSU Tigers do their thang!
Taylor joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in November of 2017 after completing the dental assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy. She works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and manages facility supplies. Her focus is the patient experience and making sure you are comfortable. She communicates with the patient before and during the procedure to alleviate any dental anxiety.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys family time with her husband and daughter, Meredith. She hopes to continue her career here working with the fabulous patients and wonderful co-workers for years to come.
In January of 2019, three months after completing her dental assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy, Kelsey joined Fontenot Family Dentistry. She works alongside Dr. Duplantis helping to assist during a variety of dental treatments. Her main goal as a dental assistant is to make sure that the patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures. She loves dentistry because she gets to experience something new everyday and is very happy that she can help patients with their dental needs. She has two incredible sons named Aidan and Alex. When she is not working she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends . Her favorite place to be is at the beach and one of her favorite activities to do there is parasail with her sons.
Jordyn joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in February of 2019 after completing the Dental Assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy. Jordyn works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and helps her team with any assistance needed to make sure everyone is successful. Jordyn's focus is making sure the patient is comfortable and educated with whatever treatment is needed. In her free time, Jordyn enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. She hopes to continue her career here as a Dental Assistant in the years to come.
Josie joined FFD in March of 2019 as our scheduling coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and her pup in her spare time, along with traveling and spending time with family in friends. She's excited to be a part of our team & eager to help all of our patience!