Dr. Ashley Price
Dr. Ashley Price earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2002, and went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the LSU Dental School in New Orleans in 2006.
Dr. Price moved back to Lafayette after graduation to be near family and practice dentistry in the city she loves. She decided to become a dentist because most of her family members were afraid of receiving dental care. She always enjoyed going to the dentist, and she wanted to help people feel comfortable so they could have the same great experiences she had. She loves getting to know her patients, and she is committed to helping all of them feel like family. She finds dentistry particularly satisfying because she knows that a smile can change your life.
Dr. Price feels fortunate that she gets to help people by relieving their pain and educating them on advancements in technology that have made pain-free dentistry a reality. She says, “I love giving my patients the smile they never dreamed they could have.”
She loves continuing education and has pursued post-graduate training at over twice the rate required by the state, earning more than 100 hours every two years, where the state requires only 40. She has also pursued special training in sedation dentistry, so she can help her patients who are fearful. She has also been trained in Invisalign® and is an advanced level provider for Six Month Smiles®.
When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Price is with her husband Jeremy, their two children, AJ and Marissa, and their cat, Gumbo. Marissa plays travel volleyball and the fiddle, and AJ plays football and baseball, and they both attend St. Bernard. She and her family love attending LSU and UL sporting events, and they are very active in their church Parish, where both children are altar servers. Whenever she can, she volunteers her time to help others.
Dr. Price is a part-time faculty member at the Louisiana State University Health and Science Center’s Dental Hygiene Program and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the Acadiana Dental Association.
Dr. Chelsea Guilliot
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 both a root canal and dental crown, she realized how much she loved her dentist. She also knew most people hated the dentist. That started her on a journey which allowed her to combine two loves.
The process of designing the crown and making models of it was fascinating. She could combine her love of the arts and creating with her desire to change the way people felt about dentistry. “I want to change how people perceive going to the dentist and make it an enjoyable experience rahter than dreadful!” said Dr. Guilliot.
She’s done just that. After her schooling at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she started working with Dr. Price at the start of 2018. She’s originally from the Philadelphia area. 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.”
Professionally, she loves finishing a patient’s treatment so they are no longer in pain and ultimately happier with their 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.
Dr. Chelsea is married to Dr. Jared Guilliot, who she met in dental school. At home, she enjoys spending time with him, crafting, baking, and goofing off with their two dogs, Nola and Ringo.