Dr. Jose Figueroa graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Figueroa is married and has a son. He loves Camaros, working out, fast food and spending time with his family.
Dr. Joshua Hafford attended Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He¹s married and has no children. Dr. Hafford enjoys Saints, Hornets and LSU sports, as well as golf and fishing.
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. Luong received an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, then a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He completed a residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Luong enjoys soccer and golf.
Dr. Moncada was raised in Miami, Florida, 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, American Dental Association, and 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 dedicated to rebuilding and preserving New Orleans’ music and artistic culture. They are proud to call Louisiana home.
Dr. Thai Q. Nguyen is from Plaquemine, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Louisiana State University and went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen enjoys treating both adults and children of all ages. He is a member of the New Orleans Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, International Dental Implant Association and Academy of General Dentistry. He is also pursuing a fellowship in both the Internal Dental Implant Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date dental care. He is not only interested in “fixing teeth,” but also in helping patients enjoy a better quality of life by maintaining the health and appearance of their teeth. Dr. Nguyen is married and has one dog. His hobbies include riding motorcycles, fishing and watching LSU football.
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. Adam Quartano was born in New Orleans and spent the majority of his childhood in the Mandeville/Covington area. He went to St Paul’s School in Covington, and then moved to Athens, Georgia where he attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Genetics. He moved back to New Orleans after college, where he received his Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry.
While in dental school, Dr. Quartano became particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He also spent all four years serving with the Student Government Association at LSU, acting as both class president and Student Body President as well as serving as the student member of the Alumni Board. He is currently a member of many dental organizations, including the ADA, LDA, and NODA. He also aims to be very active in the legislative aspect of dentistry.
Dr. Quartano comes from a family of dentists, with both his grandfather George Quartano and his brother Ross Quartano practicing dentistry. He is a huge fan of the patient interaction dentistry offers him, and he strives to get to know each of his patients on a person level. He desires all patients to feel at ease while they receive care, and he hopes to establish lifelong relationships with each and every patient.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Quartano enjoys staying active. He plays in local kickball leagues and enjoys coaching Crossfit. He grew up skiing and wakeboarding and continues to do so. He is an avid Saints and Pelicans fan, and enjoys college football cheering his on his alma mater. He is also a member of the 610 Stompers and can be found marching during Mardi Gras with the dance crew.
Dr. Jessica Whiteside is from Oak Grove, Louisiana. She earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 2010 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2015.