Dr. Price grew up loving the dentist. This made her a bit of an outsider in her family, which spent their lives tentative about going to the dentist.
Seeing their fear is one of the factors which led her to the dental profession. One of her goals is to help patients feel as comfortable going to the dentist as she did growing up.
To pursue that dream, Dr. Price earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2002. After her undergrad, she went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the LSU Dental School in New Orleans in 2006.
After her doctorate, Dr. Price moved back to Lafayette to be near family and practice dentistry in her hometown. She loves getting to know her patients and wants them to feel like family.
She loves helping fearful patients experience pain-free dental care, sometimes for the first time in their lives. Once they’re comfortable in the dental chair, they can move onto bigger goals. “I love giving my patients the smile they never dreamed they could have,” Dr. Price said.
When you’re passionate about your field, you never stop learning. Dr. Price invests in post-graduate training at over twice the rate required by the state, earning more than 100 hours every two years. She will always keep on the cutting edge of technology and developments in order to care for her family of patients the best way possible.
In addition to serving the community as a trusted oral health provider, Dr. Price loves serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Edge Youth Group Minister. Her strong faith helps her to maintain a positive attitude and keep the well-being of others as her central focus, inside and outside the operatory.
One of her biggest joys is spending time with her husband Jeremy, their two children, A.J. and Marissa, and their dog Louie. Marissa plays travel volleyball and the fiddle, and A.J. plays football and baseball. Both children are Altar Servers at their church. When they’re not at church, you can often find their family attending LSU and UL sporting events.
Dr. Chelsea Guilliot has been dedicated to dentistry since a young age: “Growing up, I admired my dentist, and never had a negative experience.” In grade school, she realized not many people could share that mentality, so she decided she wanted to follow in her dentist’s footsteps and show people that a dentist is not something to be feared. Dr. Guilliot has dedicated every day to ensure every patient leaves the office without pain—and with a smile.
Dr. Guilliot received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington before earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She furthered her education by receiving her implant certification from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Implant Continuum. Dr. Guilliot has participated in numerous dental missions and events in and out of the country and intends to do many more.
Dr. Guilliot started working with Dr. Price at the beginning of 2018. “There’s always an opportunity to learn something new in dentistry to better treat your patients. I’m grateful to be in a field that encourages me to always learn and grow to help others. To have the ability to create smiles that can change people’s lives; there’s no better position to be in.”
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Guilliot left for college in North Carolina and decided living where it snows was not for her. She met her husband while attending dental school in Florida and they moved back to his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana after graduation. Dr. Guilliot says, “Louisiana is unlike anywhere else I’ve lived. The sense of community is much stronger and close-knit. Even though you can’t beat the beaches of Florida, seasons of North Carolina and mountains of Pennsylvania, Louisiana is home. This is where I want my family to grow. I am blessed my path has brought me here to stay!”
Dr. Chelsea Guilliot is married to Dr. Jared Guilliot, who works as a general dentist in the downtown Lafayette area with his father, Dr. Albert Guilliot. During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with family, which may include some trips to new places here and abroad. While at home, Dr. Guilliot loves doing DIY house projects and other hands-on crafts and playing with their two dogs, Nola and Ringo. They are looking forward to expanding their family in the near future.
Lesley received her education at Carencro High School, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Coastal Carolina Community College. She has worked in her field for over 15 years and all but the first three of those years have been with Dr. Price. When asked what motivates her to come to work every day, Lesley says, “My work family and our wonderful patients.” She particularly enjoys being able to help patients who are very anxious about getting dental work done, as seeing their faces transform from fear to happy smiles is very gratifying.
Lesley has been married to her wonderful husband for 19 years. They have a beautiful daughter and three poodles: a tiny toy, a toy, and a standard. When she is not working, Lesley enjoys family vacations, making memories, and biking, boating, fishing, and reading.
Jaclyn is originally from Morgan City. She loves working with Price & Associates and said, “Dr. Price & Dr. Guilliot are so caring about both patients and employees. Actually having a boss who cares is refreshing!”
The family atmosphere at Price & Associates Family Dentistry sets it apart from other jobs she’s held. It is her pleasure to come to work and help her patients and coworkers.
Dentistry has always been Jaclyn’s passion. She loves seeing the look on patients faces when they are confident with their smile.
When she’s not working, Jacklyn loves spending quality time with her sons. Some of her favorite activities to do are taking them to the park, zoo, and aquarium.
Ashleigh worked in home infusion therapy for 7 years when she felt it was time for a change. She joined Dr. Price’s team in May of 2018. She loves it here.
“The staff make it so enjoyable to come to work every day,” Ashleigh says. “Everyone works together as a team, and we are always willing to go the extra mile for one another!”
She and her boyfriend, Sean (a captain with the Broussard and Youngsville Fire Departments) along with their sweet Maltese, Zoey, are residents of Youngsville. They are looking forward to many years in their new home.
In her spare time, Ashleigh loves to visit her parents in New Roads, LA, travel, and she loves trying out new restaurants.
Ciara loves this area—the Cajun culture, beautiful scenery, the festivals. Every chance she gets she dashes to New Orleans, but when she’s at work she’s just as happy. She’s passionate about helping people develop healthy smiles. Seeing their smiles transform feels like she’s making a difference. Ciara is passionate about working for Price & Associates Family Dentistry and feels that everyone treats both patients and co-workers like family.
Whitney has had a lifelong love of beautiful teeth and smiles. Helping patients realize their health goals, especially after a large treatment plan, gives her great joy. Getting to know her patients motivates her to come to work every day. Hearing about their lives and getting to know them along with her fantastic co-workers makes her day pass quickly.
When she’s not working, Whitney is spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors. She’s also passionate about the food in the area, hiking, photography, and Harry Potter.
Morgan joined the Price & Associates family in January of 2019. She studied at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe for dental hygiene school. Morgan is close with her parents and says they are “the best!” She has one brother. She also enjoys spending time with her large yellow lab named Duke.
She spends her free time watching movies and spending time with friends and family. She loves cooking and sharing meals with her loved ones, as well as peaceful evenings at home.
Samantha was born in Cincinnati but raised in Carencro, LA. Her caring nature is what drew her to dentistry. She wanted a career where she’d genuinely get to make others happy. The most satisfying part of her job is when she gets to help a patient feel better both physically and emotionally.
A graduate of Southwest Dental School, LLC, she started working for Dr. Price in 2017. Samantha says, “When I leave for work every day, I know I am coming to a great team who cares about our patients and we all work together to get the best results.”
I was born and raised in Carencro, Louisiana. I am currently a senior at Early College Academy and will graduate from high school in May 2020 with a high school diploma as well as an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. I currently live with my parents and our five dogs, three cats, and a dozen chickens. After I graduate from high school I plan to attend Louisiana State University to pursue a career in either child psychology or law.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, swimming, and going on vacations.
I have always enjoyed finding new quotes. My all time favorite would be “Just do what makes you happy today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.”
Mackenzie was born and raised in Rayne, LA. She started working for Dr. Price & Associates in 2018 and loves it. “Everyone here is so friendly and they make you feel like family,” she said. Mackenzie has also loved living in Acadiana. “The people are friendly and you can’t find better food anywhere.”
She decided to get into dentistry in order to help people and change the way they feel about their smile. The most satisfying part of her job is watching people walk out more confident about their smile.
Mackenzie and her husband, Tyler, have been married since 2016. They have a daughter and a fur baby, both of whom are massively spoiled. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Leanne has always been interested in dentistry and loves to make people feel comfortable and confident in themselves.
“The smile is the first thing I look at when meeting/talking to people,” she says. Working in the dental field gives her the perfect opportunity to help improve patients’ smiles and in many cases, improve their self esteem at the same time.
Leanne has one older brother and a cat named Binx. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018.
When she’s not working, Leanne enjoys cooking and relaxing while watching TV.
Leanne says working for Price & Associates Family Dentistry is different from other jobs she’s held be because “it’s one big family.”
Leah always wanted to work in a field where she could interact with people on a personal level. Dentistry offers her an excellent opportunity to interact with patients as well as provide for their oral and overall health and well-being.
Leah has worked in the dental industry for more than 17 years. She finds particular joy in watching a patient’s smile transform and seeing their joy and confidence blossom. Leah finds support and motivation working with a group of women who share her same goals and passion for total patient care.
Born and raised in Acadiana, Leah couldn’t imagine raising a family anywhere else. She and her husband have two teenage boys and two dogs. She loves watching her sons play sports, traveling with her family, and going to Disney World when they can.
Ashlyn joined the Price & Associates team in the fall of 2018 as a dental assistant. She always knew she wanted to work in a field where she could help people. After much deliberation, Ashlyn decided to pursue a career in the dental industry.
Ashlyn was drawn to work for Price & Associates Family Dentistry because it offered her an opportunity to take on many different tasks, allowing her to expand her knowledge and gain experience in many aspects of her profession.
When she’s not relaxing and watching movies with her boyfriend and her puppy, Coco, Ashlyn enjoys hanging out with her work associates.
“The team is like family,” she says. “Most places aren’t like that.”
Megan joined the Price & Associates Family Dentistry team in August 2019 with over five years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from Crowley High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Megan has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jacob, for ten years. Jacob is a police officer who has served in the military for over twelve years. The family purchased their first home in Church Point two years ago and are enjoying it immensely.
Megan and Jacob’s family also includes sons Jack and Gabe, daughter Annalyn, and a beagle puppy named Scout. The entire family enjoys being outdoors and spending time together. Megan also enjoys cooking, crafting, country music concerts, and traveling.
Megan says, “My ultimate goal for each and every day is to be someone’s day maker. I truly love seeing patients leave with a smile on their face.”
Samantha joined the Price & Associates team in 2019. Church Point born and raised, she attended the Academy of Acadiana, Inc., for her dental assisting training.
Samantha’s family is a very big part of her life. She is the youngest of three kids and has a sister and a brother. Samantha’s sister has three kids who she loves treating as her own. She also has a cat named Oscar “who is just as spoiled as the kids!”
In her free time, Samantha loves to either be cuddled up in bed watching Netflix or eating out with her friends and her boyfriend, Drake.