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.
Dr. Price After Hours
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.
Memberships and Associations
- A part-time faculty member at the Louisiana
State University Health and Science Center’s Dental Hygiene Program
- American Dental Association
- Louisiana Dental Association
- Acadiana Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
- Clear Aligner Society