Laycie, Clinical Manager
A native of Lafayette, Laycie has been in the field for 20 years and has spent the last four of those with Dr. Price. She received her schooling at Acadiana High School, and loves Lafayette for both the wonders of the food and the strength and companionship of family. Laycie is married with one son, one daughter, and a cat named Meaux Meaux, she is currently in the midst of remodeling her house, and she loves to travel.
When asked what motivates her to come to work every day, she says the staff and patients along with her desire to help people smile more. In addition, she says she loves helping people feel better about coming to the dentist and, ultimately, helping feel better about themselves.
Lesley, Front Office Manager
Lesley received her education at Carencro High School, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Coastal Caroling Community College. She has worked in her field for 15 years, and has been with Dr. Price for eleven of those years. When asked what motivates her to come to work every day, she 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: seeing their faces transform from fear to happy smiles is very gratifying.
Lesley has been married to a wonderful husband for 18 years, and they have a beautiful daughter and three poodles, a tiny toy, a toy and a standard. When she is not working, Lesley enjoys planning family vacations, making memories, and biking, boating, fishing, and reading.
Hillary, Patient Concierge
Hillary received her training at Vermillion Catholic High School and the Southwest Dental Academy before coming to work for Dr. Price. She had always been very conscious 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 recently engaged, and she and her fiancé are getting a puppy soon. When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, going to the gym, and helping he friends and family with their interior design challenges.
Latasha, Financial Coordinator
Latasha received her education at New Iberia Senior High School and had been working for 14 years when she had the opportunity to join Dr. Price’s office. She said, “It was a new adventure that was offered to me, and I am thankful for it to this day. I enjoy working with people, and I love the feeling of giving back.” She finds it especially rewarding when “you find someone who hasn’t smiled in years, and you can give them their smile back.”
Latasha is recently married to a wonderful man, and she has two boys and one stepson. Her oldest will be playing college football with Elmhurst, Illinois in the fall of 2017. They also have two dogs and a turtle named Henry. When she is not working, you can find her cooking, hunting, reading, or being involved with her everything her kids do and seeing them smile.
Suzanne, Marketing Director
Suzanne grew up in Acadiana and received her schooling at South Louisiana Community College, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and at Northwestern State University. She and her husband are in the process of adopting two beautiful and loving children to bring into their home. She describes herself and her family as “old fashioned,” eating meals together and playing board games and cards. She says that working for Dr. Price “was an unexpected opportunity that I was more than ecstatic about …. I have a passion for people, and to be able to work at a place that serves people with top-notch customer care warms my heart.” What motivates her to come to work every day is bringing more people to Dr. Price’s office to experience the family connection.
When asked about her leisure activities, Suzanne says she loves coaching her kids’ basketball team and wants to make a difference in people’s lives as a way of giving back to the people who have made a difference in her own.
Micah, Dental Assistant
Micah lives with her mom Betsy, her dad Ryan, her three little brothers Payton, Ezra, and Zayne, and a cat named Lana. She also has an older sister named Taylor whose involvement in the dental field inspired Micah to pursue her education at the Southwest Dental Academy here in Lafayette. She finds caring for patients particularly satisfying, saying, “I love making sure they are comfortable and happy. And the relationships she has with both patients and co-workers motivate her to come to work each day.
When she is not working, Micah likes to go shopping and hang out with friends. And she loves singing at her church and creating things through art.
Taylor, Dental Assistant
A graduate of the Acadiana Area Career College for Dental Assisting, Taylor has been working for six years, and five of those have been with Dr. Price. She says Dr. Price was her dentist and inspired her to go into dentistry, “It was always my dream to work at her office.” Taylor loves making patients feel comfortable and at ease, and she is motivated to come to work each day by “our patients and my amazing boss and co-workers.”
Taylor also loves singing, and sings every Sunday at local churches. And she will marry her amazing fiancé this year.
Kelsey, Dental Hygienist
2016 was a great year for Kelsey. In May she started her career as a dental hygienist. In June she married the love of her life, Dylan. Both she and her husband grew up in the area and are thrilled to live and work around family.
Kelsey loved going to the dentist growing up and knew she wanted to work in some medical capacity. After observing a few hygienists at work, she decided that was the path she wanted to take. The most satisfying part of her job is helping others feel good about their smile. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, watching college football, antique shopping, and playing with their dog, a mini Aussie.
Madison, Insurance Coordinator
Madison is a nursing student who started working with us 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 she’s not working or studying, she enjoys spending times with family and friends, working out, shopping, and watching Netflix.
Ciara, Dental Hygienist
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 transforms feels like she’s making a difference. The office is a delightful place to work. 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, she’s spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors. She’s also passionate about the food in the area, hiking, photography, and Harry Potter.
Jaclyn is the mom of two beautiful boys. She loves spending time with them and going swimming. Growing up she felt insecure about her smile, so one of her favorite parts about her job is helping people gain their confidence by achieving the smile of their dreams. It also doesn’t hurt that she gets to work with a fantastic upbeat team.