Our Staff


We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and our assistants are Expanded Duty Dental Assistants and X-ray certified, as well as trained in ACLS.
We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


Clinic Administrator

Hope has been a part of the Hood Dental Care team since 1994. As the Clinic Administrator, she oversees all aspects of the offices and personnel. Her 22 years of experience have taught her that nothing is more important than the people she is allowed to touch every day. Her main concern as the Clinic Administrator is that the overall experience at Hood Dental Care is a great one! In her spare time, she loves spending time at the beach, enjoys her church family at Healing Place Church and living a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. She is the mother to two grown married children, but most of all she is super blessed with four beautiful grandchildren who mean the world to her.


Clinical Team Leader

Tara brings over ten years of experience to her position as a Hood Dental Team Leader and is energized by daily interaction with patients and her HDC team. She is committed to outstanding care and the team that will settle for nothing less. Tara has extensive training and experience as an Office Administrator and excels as mentor and coach. Developing trusting relationships with both her team and patients is goal number one.
Tara grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is mother to two grown children. She enjoys the beach, music, painting, traveling, reading, and gardening in her free time, but would trade it all for time spent with family, good friends, and laughter.



Cheryl began working as a full-time hygienist at HDC in November of 2014. She brings years of experience to the HDC team. She has worked as a hygienist since she graduated from LSU’s school of Dentistry in 2011. Cheryl ensures that every patient has an enjoyable dental visit, treating every patient with energy and enthusiasm. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, as well as traveling and crafting.



Taylor joined the Hood Dental Care team as a hygienist in June 2010 after graduating from Louisiana State University Hygiene School. She believes in educating her patients on the importance of preventative dentistry. Her motto is oral health = overall health! When not working, she enjoys traveling, eating good food, and spending time with her family. She recently became engaged to her boyfriend, Clinton, and is preparing for her upcoming wedding!



Kerri joined the Hood Dental Care team as a full-time hygienist in 2012. She is an LSU Alumni earning a degree in Kinesiology in 2007 and a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. With a passion for preventative dentistry, Kerri believes in gentle, comprehensive care. She looks forward to providing excellent care to her hometown with a smile. Kerri is an LSU fan, loves painting, and spending time with friends and family.



Allison joined the Hood Dental Care team as a full time hygienist in June 2015 after graduating from LSU hygiene school. She is eager to continue HDC’s legacy of providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate dental care in her hometown of Denham Springs. In her free time, Allison loves to shop with her mom and spend time with family and friends.



Kaycee joined the Hood Dental Care team as a full-time hygienist in June 2017. She has worked as a dental hygienist since graduating from LSU’s School of Dentistry in 2011.  She enjoys helping her patients achieve a healthy smile by promoting total oral health.  In her free time, Kaycee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.


Office Manager

Sareen is the Office Manager for our NEW Watson location which opened on July 24, 2017! With 5 years of dental experience, we are super excited to have her as part of our team.  Her top priority is that our patients have a positive experience and always leave with a smile on their face! In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, and above all else spending time with her family.  She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with an exceptional experience and dental home!


New Patient Coordinator

Raquel joined the Hood Dental Care team in August 2013. As the new patient coordinator, her job is to establish a personal connection with all of our new patients, making them feel welcome from the moment they contact our office. Outside of work, Raquel loves spending time with her husband Augie and their three daughters Alexa, Alyssa, and Madison. She also enjoys fishing, boating, and Saints football. She looks forward to meeting you and helping to shape your great experiences here at Hood Dental Care!