When Dr. Guilliot was in high school and starting to give serious consideration to the path she wanted to take in her life, she developed a toothache. Through the process of getting her dental work done to be out of pain, she decided that Dentistry is what she was meant to do.
The art involved was fascinating and she realized how much she always loved her dentist. She knew most people hated going to the dentist and decided she wanted to change that. Dentistry combines her love of the arts and passion for caring for people. “I want to change how people perceive going to the dentist and make it an enjoyable experience rather than dreadful!” said Dr. Guilliot.
She’s done just that. Dr. Guilliot received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She started working with Dr. Price at the start of 2018. She’s originally from the Philadelphia area but met her husband while in dental school and chose to live in his hometown. When asked what she liked about her new home, Dr. Guilliot said, “Louisiana is unlike anywhere else I’ve lived. The sense of community is much stronger and close-knit. The people in the Acadiana area really make you feel at home.”
As a passionate dentist, she dedicates every day to treating patients so they are no longer in pain and walk away from the chair with a genuine smile. Cosmetic cases have a special place in her heart and she’s expanding her skills in that area by studying dental implants and hopes to be placing them in the near future. She says, “There’s no better feeling than when a patient can’t stop smiling after seeing you.”
Dr. Chelsea is married to Dr. Jared Guilliot, who works as a general dentist in the downtown Lafayette area with his father Dr. Albert Guilliot. At home, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, crafting and DIY projects, baking, and having fun with their two dogs, Nola and Ringo.