Meet our Friendly, Experienced Metairie Dental Team
Carol Lobell Office Manager / Insurance Coordinator
With over 15 years of dental experience, Carol knows dentistry through and through. As our office manager, she makes sure things are always running smoothly. She takes care of insurance, office accounts, answering the phones, scheduling, and much more. There's not much she can't do! She even speaks Spanish!
She thinks of our team as one big family, and she feels lucky to work with such an excellent staff. We are fortunate to have her, too! She works hard and is always willing to help the clinical staff when needed. Her favorite part of working here is building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. They appreciate her good attitude and extensive dental knowledge.
Carol and her husband Mike LOVE to travel, especially to Universal Studios. She also travels to El Salvador to visit family as often as she can. Aside from traveling, she loves gathering people together, and she often hosts family outings, crawfish boils, and barbecues. She is a huge LSU football fan-- she bleeds purple and gold!
Melissa Stigler Front Desk Coordinator
Melissa is the first person you will see when you walk into our office. With her outgoing personality, she is sure to greet you with a smile on her face.
She has always been a people person. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and was a skilled mixologist before finding her career in dentistry. Aside from scheduling appointments, answering the phones, and other duties, she also has assisting experience and a radiology certificate. The ability to "do it all" makes her a tremendous asset to our team. Melissa enjoys all the aspects of dentistry- assisting with dental procedures when needed and getting to know our patients.
Melissa is happily married to Matt, and together, they have a son, Ashton, and they are expecting their second child in October 2017. She has three sisters who are her best friends. She loves spending time with her family, going to festivals and fairs, enjoys gathering friends for game nights, and loves to cook. Melissa is also very talented in creating custom vinyl art t-shirts that she sells. Melissa's greatest joy is putting a smile on her son's face.
Tori Damewood Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
After visiting New Orleans, Tori fell in love with the southern hospitality, so she left sunny California to experience The Big Easy. With 10 years of dental assisting experience, she is very skilled at what she does.
Tori is a certified expanded duty dental assistant. She regularly attends continuing education classes and is up to date on dental materials and procedures (including sterilization procedures). She goes above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable. They simply adore her! She is one of the most genuine, sweetest people you will ever meet.
Being a mom has brought Tori so much joy. She also has a love for animals, especially her two Boston terriers. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her fiance, Mike, and her son, Rexten. She likes to ride her bike, take the dogs to the park, and has a passion for music. She loves getting outside and partaking in everything New Orleans has to offer.
Brigette MacAdams Hygienist, RDH
Brigette grew up in River Ridge. After attending LSU in Baton Rouge, she graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene and received her local anesthesia certification.
She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families. She takes great pride in making sure her patients are well taken care of in every aspect. Many patients have complimented her on how thorough her dental cleanings are, but yet, still gentle. She truly cares about her patients and tries to make sure their oral health is at an optimum level.
She resides in Kenner with her husband and their three children. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also very involved in her church and loves exercising, baking, and crafting.
Cherisse Hoffman Hygienist, RDH
Cherisse graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry with a degree in dental hygiene in 1996, then later on, she completed more schooling to get her anesthesia license.
She enjoys working in our fun, friendly, and laid-back atmosphere. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is the relationships she forms with her patients. She enjoys getting to know them and their families. Her patients feel the same about her, and many actually look forward to their dental visits! They often compliment her gentle touch while getting a meticulous cleaning. Cherisse also appreciates the cosmetic aspect of dentistry and love seeing how a beautiful smile can really uplift a person's morale.
Being raised in Vacherie and residing in New Orleans, Cherisse is a mix of country and city girl. She has a tremendous love for music and enjoys going to concerts, and of course, JAZZ FEST. Along with her husband Ray and their son Grayton, she loves to travel, especially to the beach. She gathers with family and friends every chance she gets. Cherisse currently serves on the board for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans. She also loves being a Stella and Dot stylist. Most weekends in the fall, she can be found in Tiger Stadium and the Dome, cheering on LSU and the Saints.