MEET THE Family Dental Care TEAM
dr. hunter brooks, associate dentist
As a Louisiana native, Dr. Brooks grew up right here in Acadiana and has been in the dental industry since 2015. He studied at LSU School of Dentistry and Foundry AEGD (Advanced Education General Dentistry) and now he’s ecstatic to begin practicing General Dentistry right here in our office! He excels in dental implants, as well as dental surgeries to help round out the skills offered by our team. Dr. Brooks is ready to meet all of our patients and bring in the same level of care and compassion that we provide. He is the perfect addition to our office and we are all thrilled about this new chapter at Maestri Family Dentistry!
amber, registered dental hygienist
Amber earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from UL Lafayette and LSU School of Dentistry in 2004, and began working with Dr. Maestri soon afterwards. Our patients appreciate Amber’s compassion and get a kick out of her sense of humor. She and her husband Joshua, have two sons, Hugh and Finn; and a daughter, Celia. When she’s not providing phenomenal patient care, Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
beth, office manager
Beth joined the Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri, DDS team in 2017. She graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013, earning her Bachelor’s degree for Health Management. She love’s working with patients and making sure they feel right at home when they walk in. She is originally from New Orleans but decided to stay in Acadiana when she met her Cajun husband, Tad. They have two beautiful yet spoiled pups whom they absolutely adore. They love to entertain in their new house, watch football, and cook fancy meals. Beth loves working in dentistry because it’s something new each day and she takes advantage of staying educated in this expanding field.
ciara, registered dental hygienist
Originally from Houma, La, Ciara moved to Youngsville when she was thirteen and has loved living in the Acadiana area for pretty much her whole life. She studied pre-dental hygiene at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and then got her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the LSU School of Dentistry and she’s now been in the dental field for over 10 years. What she loves most about her job is the family atmosphere she works in. Even though she’s new to our team, she can already say that she feels like she’s working alongside her best friends. She loves getting to know her patients and watch their families grow over the years and catch up on all of the new things they’re up to over time. She loves to laugh with the kids and truly loves that she can enjoy all of this while keeping her patients healthy at the same time. Ciara has two golden retrievers, Marley and Bruce Wayne, that are her best friends. She loves to travel to different trails to ride mountain bikes with her boyfriend, Aaron and she loves to work out! Some of her favorite past times are camping, fishing, CRABBING, gardening and she loves our office po-ke-no nights!
christina, expanded duty dental assistant
Born and raised in Slidell, La. Christina recently moved to Youngsville, La and loves the culture, people, everything about the lifestyle here! Although she’s now found a home here on our team in this role, her first career path took her to cosmetology school for hair and makeup. She loved enhancing clients’ beauty but somewhere along the way she fell in love with the dental field and now she’s all about enhancing her patients’ smiles instead! She still loves to do hair and makeup on the side for fun, especially for our own team. Christina loves being a part of making people healthier, happier and doing anything to help them fall in love with their smile. She’s been married for 6 years and has the sweetest little 2 year old with the biggest heart. Her favorite past time is being in the outdoors alongside her husband and son!
jennifer, expanded duty dental assistant
With over 10 years of experience in Orthodontics, she was the perfect one to join our team as our practice is growing and expanding our Ortho services. She organizes our carts, orders materials, confirms patients’ measurements, and is thorough in her explanation of the ortho process so that each of her patients know exactly what they need to do at home to get them to the next step in the process to a straighter smile! Additionally, she has recently become trained in operating our Ceph X-ray, which is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for ortho treatment planning. Jennifer attended Academy of Acadian in 2006, where she earned her certification as a Dental Assistant. Not only does she have the tenure in Ortho, but she’s also certified in CPR and Expanded Dental Duties. She loves transforming amazing smiles and the joy that her patients have once their journey of ortho is complete. Jennifer and her husband, Josh have two amazing children, Brooke and Blaise. They love being outdoors, traveling and making memories as a family of four!
skyler, hygiene treatment coordinator
Skyler joined the Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri, DDS team in 2014. Skyler attended Delta College of Arts and Technology where she gained her certification as a Dental Assistant. Skyler and her husband Cody are the proud parents to a daughter, Alysse Marie. When she is not working, Skyler loves spending time outside where she can soak up the sun and spend time with friends and family. Skyler’s favorite thing about working at Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri, DDS is seeing patients leave the office with a happy and healthy smile.
taylor, expanded duty dental assistant
As a Lafayette, La native Taylor is proud to join our team in her hometown that focuses on the importance of culture and family. She attended Acadiana Area Career College Dental Assisting Program and has been in the dental field for 8 years. She loves working with our amazing team to help our patients feel comfortable and happy. Taylor is married to her husband, Josh and they are big music buffs. They love to attend as many concerts as they can every year. Taylor has been singing her whole life and her absolute favorite thing in the whole world is leading worship at her church.