Lesley— Office Manager
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— Clinical Lead, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
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, Ian and Brayden. Some of her favorite activities to do are taking them to the park, zoo, and aquarium.
Ashleigh— Financial Coordinator, Front Desk Lead
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.
Amanda moved to Lafayette in 2005 from her hometown of New Roads, LA. She fell in love with Acadiana after visiting the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during her freshman year of high school and now considers herself a Lafayette native.
While pursuing a degree in mass communications Amanda married her high school sweetheart, Stephen. Both received their Bachelor’s degrees from ULL.
Amanda has over seven years of marketing experience and joined the Price & Associates team in October 2018.
“It’s so enjoyable to market something I’m passionate about, and that’s how it is at Price & Associates,” Amanda says. “This team truly cares about their patients as well as each other, and it’s so easy to see.”
Amanda is passionate about writing and any other creative outlet. She enjoys cooking, especially baking cookies, and sharing her food with family and friends. Amanda comes from a large family and says her five siblings are the best friends she could ever have.
Amanda and her husband have two daughters, Sophia and Annabelle, as well as two cats, Pippin and Sunny. She enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family.
Ciara— Registered Dental Hygienist, Hygiene Lead
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— Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Samantha— Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
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.”
Madison— Insurance Coordinator
Madison is a nursing student who started working with Price & Associates in 2017. She wanted to spend some time in the dental industry during her nursing studies in order to obtain a better understanding of how dental health affects a patient’s overall health.
When Madison is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, shopping, and watching Netflix.
Hillary— Hygiene Coordinator
Hillary received her education at Vermillion Catholic High School and the Southwest Dental Academy before coming to work for Dr. Price. She had always been very conscientious about oral hygiene, and chose to study at the Dental Academy, where she fell in love with the dental field. She says her co-workers motivate her to continue doing better, and she loves the positive atmosphere and the fact that the patients are always leaving feeling better and happier than when they came in.
Hillary is happily married to her husband, Matt. They are expecting their first child in March. They love to spoil their adorable puppy, Tug. When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
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—Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
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— Treatment Coordinator
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.”