St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Louisiana Dental Center Celebrates Opening of LaPlace Location

Louisiana Dental Center Celebrates Opening of LaPlace Location

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Parish President Natalie Robottom, her Administrative staff and Council Member At Large Division A, Lucien Gauff, joined Louisiana Dental Center founder Joseph Lacoste and wife Gwen, local owners and dentists Joshua Hafford, Thai Nguyen and staff for 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. Also on hand for the ceremony were LA Dental Center’s Chief Financial Officer Terry Ernst, Director of Marketing Mark Meunier, Practice Manager Janet McCarson and members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce.

Based on information provided by owners, the latest technology is used by the team at Louisiana Dental Center to create beautiful and healthy smiles. Patient services include preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, fillings, porcelain veneers, metal-free crowns, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures & partials, preventive care and extractions.  Local dentists Lloyd Pizzaloto and Jessica Whiteside also work at the new 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,” said Lacoste. “LaPlace is a great place to work and we have been welcomed here with open arms.”

Patients can schedule an appointment by contacting the office at 985-652-8767 or through the website at  For patient convenience, all necessary new patient, intake and health history forms can be downloaded online.  The center accepts all payment plans, insurance plans and credit assistance.   

LA Dental Center office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 4:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Emergencies and walk-ins are available daily.

LA Dental Center

LaPlace Location:

393 Belle Terre Blvd.

LaPlace, LA 70068

Phone:  (985) 652-8767