Krewe of Smiles

Meet the Team at Krewe of Smiles

Dr. Christen Massey

Dr. Massey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which is the highest standard of care designation in our specialty. She is a 2009 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and attended LSU School of Dentistry for her pediatric dental training. Dr. Massey has numerous years of private practice experience and for a period of time, worked as a faculty member at LSU School of Dentistry.

Dr. Massey has New Orleans roots, but she has lived in Louisiana, Texas, Australia, and Indonesia! Her family relocated often growing up, so she had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world!

Dr. Massey is excited to continue the legacy that Dr. Pamela Shaw built over her career, continuing with top-notch patient care in a kind, welcoming setting. Dr. Massey is truly passionate about pediatric dentistry. She uses a friendly, gentle approach that is tailored to what works best for each individual child. She says, “The kids keep us on our toes and are so fun to be around. The best experience is when a nervous child learns to feel at home at our office. It’s rewarding to see them grow and accomplish new things!”

Dr. Massey and her husband have two children. They enjoy going to festivals around the city, taking walks with their dog Khloe, eating all types of New Orleans cuisine, listening to good music, and going to football games!

Favorite Disney Character: Ariel

Favorite Parade: Krewe of Iris

Allison

Dental Hygienist

Allison is from Mandeville, LA. She graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and then attended LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans for her dental hygiene degree. Allison began her career working as a dental assistant throughout college, so she has had many years of dental experience!

Allison also has several years of experience working with our special needs patients! Her favorite thing about pediatric dentistry is watching the kids grow at each appointment and hit milestones as they get older.

Allison enjoys rooting for the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints in her spare time. She thoroughly enjoys crawfish season and says, “Mardi Gras runs through my veins.”

Favorite Disney Character: Elsa

Favorite Parade: Krewe of Endymion

Alexa

Dental Hygienist

Alexa is from Covington, LA, and has always had a passion for taking care of children. She's a Louisiana State University graduate and attended hygiene school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Alexa decided on a career in dentistry early on, as she was a babysitter for her own dentist’s four boys at a very young age. She feels so fortunate to be able to serve our families by combining her two passions: children and dentistry. Her favorite thing about pediatric dentistry is being able to show children that going to the dentist is FUN, and she works hard to create positive dental experiences for our patients.

When she's not taking care of patients, Alexa enjoys shopping, watching a good TV series, spending time with her husband, and going to LSU Football games. Geaux Tigers!

Favorite Disney Character: Ariel

Favorite Parade: Krewe of Cleopatra

Ann

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Ann is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and has been with our office since 1993. Ms. Ann is from Metairie, LA, and has worked in dentistry for over 40 years, including many years at Children’s Hospital (primarily working with special needs patients).

Ann loves seeing local families gathered together at our office and has become a beloved part of this office over the years. Ms. Ann says, “Every day is different with children. They say the funniest things and make me laugh. I enjoy helping them to overcome their fears of having dental work done.”

Ann enjoys spending time with her grandsons, baking, shopping for bargains, and cheering on the New Orleans Saints in her free time.

Favorite Disney Character: Mickey Mouse

Favorite Parade: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Metairie

Jessica

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in New Orleans and has worked in the dental field for over 20 years! Jessica enjoys making patients feel confident about smiling. Jessica is bilingual, so she often helps welcome and serve many of our Spanish speaking families in our practice. Her favorite things to do include hosting parties and decorating for various holidays. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and two fur babies. Jessica’s favorite thing about pediatric dentistry is teaching kids how to keep their teeth healthy. She enjoys helping kids to develop good lifelong habits and loves being silly with the children!

Favorite Disney Character: Jasmine

Favorite Parade: Krewe of Orpheus

 

Jourden

Administrative Team

Jourden was born and raised in Gulfport, MS, and relocated to Louisiana in 2017. She has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English Literature. In addition, she has an Associate in Health Sciences degree. Jourden started her career as a dental assistant and has expanded her expertise to clinical and administrative duties.

Jourden is an insurance expert, so she strives to help our patients fully understand and maximize their benefits. She also assists with scheduling and is often the kind voice you hear on the phone. Jourden says, "It's special and rewarding to be a part of a child's health journey. I enjoy watching them grow and develop their own individual personalities."

When she's not at the dental office, she enjoys being outside and exploring new places with her two children and her partner Paul.

Favorite Disney character: Elsa

Favorite Parade: Saint Patrick's Day Parade 

Alexsey

Administrative Team

Alexsey has been working in the dental field for many years and is experienced in scheduling, insurance, and many other facets of dental administration. She is friendly, enthusiastic, and always ready to help assist you when you call our office for any particular need. Alexsey enjoys making our patients feel like they are a “part of the family” and cares about providing an exceptional and personal experience.

She has two kids and loves them dearly - a boy and a little girl! In her free time, Alexsey and her family enjoy the outdoors and watching a fun TV series.

Favorite Disney Character: Moo Shu (from Mulan)

Favorite Parade: St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Metairie

Charlene

Administrative Team

Charlene was born and raised in Metairie, LA. She has worked in the dental and healthcare industry for more than 35 years. She has extensive experience in customer service and is ready to help with any administrative need for our patients.

Charlene also worked in the oral surgery field as a professional relations coordinator, working very closely with new and existing dental professionals. Charlene’s belief is that every patient who leaves the office should feel satisfied in that they have received the best possible experience.

She has two sons and three dogs who keep her very busy. She enjoys spending time listening to live music, as well as riding on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Favorite Disney character: Snow White

Favorite Parade: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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