Dr. Khalid was born in India and grew up in Missouri. She graduated magna cum laude from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in International Studies. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree and a certificate in Dental Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Khalid went on to complete a General Residency program at LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry. During her time off, Dr. Khalid enjoys traveling with her husband, working out, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Allyn LaCombe is a native of Eunice, Louisiana. She completed a biology degree and fine arts minor at Louisiana State University before starting dental school. Dr. LaCombe is a 2021 graduate of LSUHSC School of Dentistry and is completing a pediatric dentistry residency there. Dr. Allyn loves to travel, cook and enjoy the great food New Orleans has to offer. Her passion resides with education in preventive oral care. Dr. Allyn is excited to treat and teach patients so that they can achieve better oral and overall health.
Dr. Lacoste was born and raised in the New Orleans area. After graduating high school from The New Orleans Academy in 1972, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1980. Dr. Lacoste is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the New Orleans Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He always finds time to be with family and friends, and enjoys fishing and playing music.
Dr. Moncada was raised in Miami, FL, where he attended Florida International University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2002. He then attended Boston University and earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. After graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the Boston area and was appointed to the position of managing clinical director of a group practice. His quest for knowledge and understanding of dentistry led him to pursue a three-year highly specialized program of periodontal and implant training at Louisiana State University. During his residency, Dr. Moncada dedicated much of his time to research involving the genetic factors of aggressive periodontal disease as well as clinical studies involving early placement of dental implants. His research and studies helped shape his belief that periodontics is the foundation of dentistry. Dr. Moncada is committed to providing optimal and comprehensive treatments that restore the mouth to a healthy state free from gum disease. Dr. Moncada is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Louisiana Dental Association, and American Dental Association, and he has served as vice president of the Hispanic Dental Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, are active Uptown Lions Club members and enjoy getting involved in projects that are dedicated to rebuilding and preserving New Orleans’ music and artistic culture. They are proud to call Louisiana home.
Dr. Jonathan Nguyen was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his undergraduate degree at Xavier University of Louisiana and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen’s hobbies include playing music and learning new musical instruments. He is a pianist and would like to learn the guitar.
Dr. Lloyd Pizzaloto received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1975 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1979. He has been in continuous private practice for General Dentistry in LaPlace, Louisiana since 1981.
Dr. Elizabeth Ponder is a native of Baton Rouge, where she graduated from University High School. She went on to study at Tulane University, majoring in Biology and French. Dr. Ponder received her dental degree from Boston University, then moved back to Louisiana to complete a General Practice Residency at LSU School of Dentistry. She and her husband love living in New Orleans and cheering on the LSU Tigers, the Tulane Green Wave and the New Orleans Saints.
Dr. Randy Roth was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry and completed his orthodontic residency there as well. In his free time, Dr. Roth enjoys working on cars, fishing and spending time with his family and dog.
Dr. Tucker Rudisill is originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas, majoring in biology. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2021. Dr. Rudisill chose dentistry because he loves having a direct impact on improving his patients’ quality of life. His hobbies include exercising, traveling, learning about new cultures and cheering on New Orleans Saints, Arkansas and LSU (when they don’t play Arkansas) football.
Dr. Tam Vu was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Vu enjoys volleyball and sunsets at the beach.
Born and raised in Slidell, Dr. Wiggins is a proud lifelong resident. A Slidell High School graduate, Dr. Wiggins earned his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the LSU School of Dentistry. He is a member of the New Orleans Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is married to Amy Hall Wiggins, and they have 2 sons, Brandt and Cole.