Our caring and knowledgeable team at Barras Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile throughout your entire life. We strive to provide high-quality dental care in Lafayette, Louisiana, that will meet your needs and desires, and we work hard to create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere at our practice. We invite you to visit our office or call us at (337) 443-4912 to make your appointment with our dentists and meet our amazing team!
Bridget – Office Manager and Financial Coordinator
Bridget has been our financial coordinator at Barras Family Dentistry since November 2014. In April 2016, she accepted the position of office manager. Bridget has extensive experience, and has worked in dentistry since 1995. She has worked to continue her dental education by becoming an expanded-duty dental assistant, maintaining her CPR certification, and taking several HIPAA, OSHA and management courses. Aside from her credentials, she also knows the value of great customer service and works with her team to achieve a positive experience with all patients.
Bridget feels blessed to be part of such a friendly, honest, and dedicated dental team that strives to provide patients with a high-tech, professional environment. Outside the office, she enjoys Lafayette and all it has to offer with her family. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 20 years. Incredibly active, she, along with her husband, helps support her daughter in band and makes sure she gets her son to soccer on time.
Amber – Receptionist and Hygiene Coordinator
Amber has been with Barras Family Dentistry since July 2016. She received her Dental Assisting Certification in 2006. Amber brings with her seven years of dental experience, five in the business area, and treats each patient with professional and passionate care. She likes being part of a practice in which she is able to fulfill her passion, and that shows patients compassion and strives to help maintain smiles and change lives.
When she isn’t at the office, Amber love spending time with her family. She is involved in her church, and her hobbies include baking, shopping, decorating, outdoor activities, and exercising.
Marla – Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator
Marla is an EDDA-certified dental assistant and has been working in the field of dentistry since 1993. She has excelled at Barras Family Dentistry for over 11 years and was promoted to Patient Care Coordinator at the end of 2014. She enjoys building trust-based relationships with patients and is honored to be a part of such a close-knit dental family.
Outside of work, Marla enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years, and with her great friends and family.
Renee – Insurance Coordinator
Renee joined Barras Family Dentistry in May 2013. She gathers insurance information, helping our patients to be informed of their benefits and ensuring that the cost estimates we provide will be as accurate as possible. She loves our doctors and staff, and she looks forward to coming to work. As a part-time employee, she loves the flexibility of her schedule. Renee has been in the dental field since 1981, and she plans to work here until she retires.
Renee and her husband, Tim, have one son, Luke. Tim and Renee have been married since September 1994. When not in the office, Renne enjoys camping with Tim and friends, riding her Honda Goldwing trike, traveling when possible, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending some time in the adoration chapel at her church.
Lyndi – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lyndi is a native to this Cajun country and is proud of it! She attended LSU Eunice before being accepted into and graduating from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. She has been with Barras Family Dentistry since she moved to Lafayette in 2009. Lyndi is thrilled to be part of a team that offers such excellent, ethical, and comprehensive care. The best part of her job is thoroughly treating her patients and coordinating their treatments with the dentist. She cherishes the relationships she has formed with patients over the years, and she looks forward to providing them with excellent care in the future. Outside of work, Lyndi is happily married with, soon to be, three beautiful children. She loves spending time with her family and never tires of social gatherings. Her family loves to travel and enjoys being part of RIO’s Mardi Gras crew and festivities.
Heather – Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather is from Livingston, Louisiana, but currently resides in Breaux Bridge. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University for two years before being accepted into the LSU School of Dentistry dental hygiene program. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in dental hygiene. She began working at Barras Family Dentistry as a dental hygienist in 2010.
Heather’s work allows her to do what she loves most: making a real difference in peoples’ lives. She is passionate about partnering with doctors to determine a treatment plan that will best benefit patients, and she feels honored to be a part of a team that prioritizes patients.
Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children: Malia, Ava, and Will. She is also very involved with church ministry at Teche Baptist Church in Breaux Bridge.
Courtney – Registered Dental Hygienist
Courtney is a native of New Iberia. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2013. She joined our practice in 2015, after moving here from Austin, Texas. Courtney enjoys the calm, family-oriented practice that Barras Family Dentistry has to offer. She loves teaching our patients about their oral health, with a focus on preventive dentistry. In her spare time, Courtney serves as a member on the Board of Directions at The Healing House and loves spending time outside with her Lab, Maggie.
Jenna — Dental Hygienist
Jenna, a New Iberia native, attended LSU in Baton Rouge for three years before moving to New Orleans for hygiene school in 2009. After graduating from dental school in 2011, she lived in New Orleans until moving here in 2017. “I’m excited to be back in the Acadiana area after being away for 11 years,” she says. Jenna’s ultimate goal is making our patients happy. She loves the positive atmosphere here at Barras Family Dentistry, and she is glad to help patients achieve outstanding oral care. Outside of office hours, Jenna enjoys reading traveling and working out – she even teaches a barre workout class! She married her husband, John Austin, in May 2017.
Monette – Dental Assistant
Monette has been a certified dental assistant since 1991. She has worked for Barras Family Dentistry since 2008. She is passionate about helping people maintain and/or restore a beautiful, white, healthy smile, and she is dedicated to helping people. She is proud to be working for a practice with an exemplary work ethic. When she is outside of the office, she spends every moment she can with her family.
Shawana – Dental Assistant
Shawana brings over 19 years of experience as a dental assistant to Barras Family Dentistry. She joined the Army soon after graduating from high school in 1998. There, she began dental assisting while taking continuing education courses in pediatric and oral surgery. She also serves as a dental assistant instructor. She is very passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, and she is grateful to be a part of a team that values both staff and patients alike. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she likes shopping, watching football, physical fitness, and doing yard work.
Jessica – Dental Assistant
Jessica joined Barras Family Dentistry in May of 2016. She brings over six years of experience as a dental assistant. Jessica feels very blessed to be part of a caring, passionate and dedicated team. Helping others feel comfortable and confident is what she enjoys most about working in the field of dentistry. Outside of work, Jessica loves spending time with her kids and family.