Dental Center celebrates LaPlace opening

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LAPLACE — Louisiana Dental Center founder Joseph Lacoste and wife Gwen, local owners and dentists Joshua Hafford, Thai Nguyen and staff recently celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Louisiana Dental Center.

The center is located at 393 Belle Terre Blvd. in LaPlace and is the first in St. John.

Patient services include preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, fillings, porcelain veneers, metal-free crowns, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures and partials, preventive care and extractions.

Local dentists Lloyd Pizzaloto and Jessica Whiteside also work at the location.

“The practice was started more than thirty years ago to take care of people with a need and provide the best services we can to everyone,” Lacoste said. “LaPlace is a great place to work and we have been welcomed here with open arms.”

Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 985-652-8767 or through the website at

For patient convenience, all necessary new patient intake and health history forms can be downloaded online.

LA Dental Center office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Emergencies and walk-ins are available daily.

Joining in with the ceremony were LA Dental Center’s Chief Financial Officer Terry Ernst, Director of Marketing Mark Meunier, Practice Manager Janet McCarson, members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce, Parish President Natalie Robottom, her sdministrative staff and Council Member At Large Division A Lucien Gauff.