Joey Keener, our Office Manager, is a graduate of LSU. He started work at our office in 2014. With over 20 years of experience in management, he oversees our day to day operations and can help with any questions concerning your bills, insurance, scheduling or treatment plans. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing volleyball and working out.
Krystal, one of our scheduling coordinators, is one of the first faces you will see when you come into our office and one of the voices that will greet you when you call. She will assist you through scheduling to make sure it is an easy, simple process. Any questions that you may have, including concerns about the visit and insurance verification, can be addressed with her as well. As a local resident born and raised in St. Charles Parish, she loves the tight knit community and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! When her nose isn’t in a good book, her free time is spent with her husband, Niko, family, friends, and their dog, Korra. She loves to travel and as a graduate of LSU, she’s a huge tiger fan!
Terri, one of our dental assistants, has 20 years of experience in the dental field. With certifications in E.D.D.A. and CPR, as well as 15 years focused in pediatrics, she is well equipped to educate your child in how to take proper care of their teeth. She is a mom to a daughter and son and “Gammaw” to 4 beautiful grandchildren. She was born and raised in Arkansas, but transplanted to Louisiana 15 years ago, to which now she calls home. In her off time she is an avid reader, but also enjoys fishing and crabbing.
Chianti, one of our assistants, has 20 years experience as an expanded duty dental assistant. She’s so proud to be working for Dr. Thorson and being a part of the Pediatric Dental team. It is very rewarding and it gives her the desire and satisfaction to give all that she can. The ability to help and interact with patients, getting positive feedback and fantastic results, gives her pride in her work. She couldn’t ask for a better dentist to work with! When she leaves work to go home, she enjoys spending quality time with her fiance’, Derrick. She’s a proud mother of 2 handsome sons and 1 beautiful daughter and Meme to 5 grandkids. She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience!
Whitney, one of our scheduling coordinators, is one of the first faces you will see when you come into our office and one of the voices that will greet you when you call. She will assist you through scheduling to make sure it is an easy, simple process. Any questions that you may have, including concerns about the visit and insurance verification, can be addressed with her as well. A local university of New Orleans graduate, born and raised in St. Charles Parish, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their fur-child, Cayenne. In her off time, she enjoys traveling or working in the yard at home on a nice day.
Leslie, one our EDDA Certified Assistants, has over 20 years experience, 11 of which in pediatric dentistry. She loves kids and enjoys educating them about their teeth. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 2 beautiful daughters.