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. Samra Naeem was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She received her high school diploma from Ursuline Academy and completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University. She further pursued her higher education by obtaining a master’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University. Most recently, Dr. Naeem obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry. During her free time, Dr. Naeem loves to travel, bake, cook and spend quality time with her family and friends. Dr. Naeem is excited to be working in New Orleans and giving back to her community.
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. Colby Terry, originally from Denham Springs, Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business. Dr. Terry went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, National Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association. Dr. Terry is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care to improve his patients’ oral health, confidence and willingness to smile. He is also committed to increasing access to oral care and health education while giving back to his local community. Dr. Terry enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with his family and only son – a French Bulldog named Pierre.
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.
Dr. Wu was born in Kansas City, MO, and raised in Wichita, KS. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas and his dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Wichita State University. Dr. Wu has an identical twin brother and enjoys golf, college basketball and football, reading, flying, and playing with his dogs. He is also strongly committed to continuing education in dentistry.