Meet Our Staff

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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 we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff 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.

Julie Alston, R.D.H.

Julie_29Oct2015Julie is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She attended Northeast Louisiana University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She graduated from NLU in May of 1983.

Julie is married to Mickey Alton, also a Lake Charles native. They have two children, Nikki (born 1991) and Colby (born 1994.) They lived in Houston, Texas for eighteen years before being transferred to Baton Rouge. Julie and her family live in Prairieville.

Julie has been working with Dr. Jeansonne and his wonderful team since February, 2004.

Karen Whitman, R.D.H.

Karen-office-picKaren graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She was President of her Dental Hygiene class and received the "Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene" upon graduation.

In 1993, she received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. During that time, she was President of the Baton Rouge Dental Hygiene Association, and later Treasurer for the Louisiana State Hygiene Association.

Karen lives in Baton Rouge with her twin sons and dog, Rouxfuss.

She loves to travel. She is also an avid reader and loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Karen has worked for Dr. Jeansonne since becoming a dental hygienist in 1985 and says, "I love working at this office and helping create beautiful smiles."

Jackie Lodge, E.D.D.A.

Jackie_29Oct2015Jackie is a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana. She received her dental assistant training at Spencer College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where she received her certification for Expanded Duty Dental Assisting and Radiology.

Jackie is married to Jeff Lodge. She and her family attend Bethany World Prayer Ministries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she and Jeff graduated in the School of Ministries.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

She has worked for Dr. Jeansonne since July 1994 and enjoys being a part of fixing smiles.

Joanna Caranci, E.D.D.A.

JJoanna_15Oct2015oanna is a resident of Saint Amant, Louisiana. She is a native of Connecticut, where she graduated from Torrington High School. Joanna also attended LSU School of Dentistry where she received her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting and Radiology certification.

Joanna moved to Louisiana in 2004 and attends First Baptist Church of Gonzales where she is actively involved in the music ministry.

She has worked with Dr. Jeansonne since February of 2005 and loves creating beautiful smiles.

Stephanie Jeansonne

Stephanie_15Oct2015Stephanie is a resident of Baton Rouge. She is a 2002 graduate of St. Joseph's Academy and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree at Louisiana State University.

Stephanie recently bought a house in Baton Rouge.

She enjoys mountain and road biking, sci-fi literature, and fishing.

Paige Melancon, R.D. H.

Paigeb_15Oct2015Paige is a resident of Gonzales, LA. She graduated from LSU School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Paige is married to Kendal Melancon, and together they have a daughter, Norah. Paige enjoys being a mom and working out in her spare time. Paige has been with Drs. Jeansonne and Spillers’ practice since May 2014.

Kailyn Michel

Kailynn_15Oct2015Kailyn is a resident of Gonzales, LA. She is a native of Kenner, LA where she graduated from Grace King High School. Kailyn moved to Gonzales, LA when she married her husband, Tyler Michel. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and fishing with her husband. Kailyn has worked with Drs. Jeansonne and Spillers since July of 2015.

Tonya Chidester, E.D.D.A.

Tonya_15Oct2015Tonya received her Associates in Dental Assisting in 1989. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant certification in 1994. She is CPR and radiology certified. She has 26 years of dental experience and started her career with Dr. Jeansonne in 1989, and just rejoined our team in May 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending LSU sporting events.

GEAUX TIGERS!

Samantha Stevenson, E.D.D.A.

Samantha_15Oct2015Samantha is a resident of Prairieville, LA. She is a native of Baton Rouge, LA where she graduated from Broadmoor High School. She received her dental assisting and radiology training from Medical Training College in Baton Rouge, LA in 2012. She attended LSU School of Dentistry where she received her certification for Expanded Duty Dental Assisting in 2013.

Samantha is married to Trenton Collier and together they have two children Trenton Jr. and Londyn Paige. I her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and family. Samantha has been with Drs. Jeansonne and Spillers since March 2014.