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Meet Our Dental Family

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dr. lani cormier, associate dentist

Dr. Lani Cormier graduated from LSU School of Dentistry and is from the small town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Her roots run deep with South Louisiana pride and she’s excited to put those roots down in Lafayette with her husband, Trent. She’s full of life, motivated, and has the kindest smile you’ll ever witness. She believes the best part of her job is making a difference in a patient’s confidence. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and passion for providing excellent patient care is exactly what we love to see and we’re lucky to add her to our growing team. Dr. Cormier is eager to start this next chapter here at our practice, serving the best patients in town!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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kierra, expanded duty dental assistant

Kierra graduated from Delta Technology of Arts with a Dental Assistant Certification. Shortly after earning an Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Certification, she dove into her career and quickly knew this industry was just right for her. With over 4 years of experience, working with Dr. Maestri has allowed her to expand her knowledge every day and improve as a dental assistant. When Keirra isn’t in the dental office, she loves spending time with her adored family, reading, and being an aunt to two crazy, but handsome twin boys!

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amanda, dental hygienist

Amanda has always taken pride in her profession, while earning her Bachelor’s degree from LSU’s School of Dentistry in 2014, she ranked second in her class receiving the Dean’s Award. One of her favorite parts of her job is motivating her patients and teaching them about oral health, all while learning new things from them as well. Amanda is dedicated to her continuous education and looks for opportunities to improve each day. She’s married to her best friend, Phillip and they have two beautiful children, Griffin and Stella. Along with her strong dedication to the dental industry, she still knows how to have fun. Amanda loves all things Louisiana and it’s likely you’ll catch her looking for the next local festival to enjoy live music and good cajun food.

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aubrie, dental hygienist

Aubrie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2022 from the LSU School of Dentistry. From the beginning, she’s had a genuine care for helping others. She loves to share her passion for dentistry and making a difference in her patients’ lives. Aubrie’s goal is to have every patient in her chair comfortable and encouraged to come back with peace of mind. Outside of her profession, you can find her spending time outdoors with her friends and family.

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maci, dental assistant

Shortly after Maci graduated from Accelerated Dental Assistant Academy in 2021, she began working with Dr. Maestri and her team and found even more love for her career. Every day she’s able to learn something new and further her education. Maci is originally from Egan, Louisiana, where she and her fiance Hudson plan to raise a family. Together they have an adorable and energetic fur baby named Dash. When Maci isn’t working she enjoys spending quality time with her loving family and her secret obsession— shopping of course.

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