Steven Cummings, D.D.S.
Dr. Cummings was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Cummings is the first dentist in his family. He is married and has twins. He enjoys, travelling, swimming, and spending time with friends. He also rides in the Mardi Gras Krewe of Endymion parade.

John Iennusa, D.D.S. – Orthodontist
Dr. Iennusa is a 1999 graduate of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry. He completed a 2 year hospital residency at LSU-Charity Hospital in 2001, where he was operating room chief resident, and worked as part of a medical team that provided care to cancer patients, organ transplant patients and medically compromised patients. Upon completion of the hospital residency, he entered private practice in Mandeville as a general dentist, and in 2005 also began working for ORMCO, a global leader in orthodontic product manufacturing, as a consultant. In 2011, Dr. Iennusa returned to the LSUHSC School of Dentistry to complete a 2-year residency in the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He is currently the Vice President of the LA Association of Orthodontists and the Vice President of the LSU Orthodontic Alumni Association. He resides in Mandeville with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Jenkins
Thomas Jenkins, D.D.S.
Dr. Thomas Jenkins is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated form the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, and then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 2017. Dr. Jenkins enjoys running, playing sports and attending sporting events.

Joseph R. Lacoste, Jr., D.D.S.
Dr. Lacoste was born and raised in the New Orleans area. After graduating high school from The New Orleans Academy in 1972, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1980.Dr. Lacoste is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the New Orleans Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He always finds time to be with family and friends, and enjoys fishing and playing music.

Ryan Matherne, D.D.S. – Endodontist
Dr. Matherne was born in Lockport, Louisiana, in the heart of Lafourche Parish. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans in 1995 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 1998. He also performed a General Practice Residency in the United States Navy in 1999 and went on to receive his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007. Dr. Matherne served 10 years active duty as a Navy Dental Officer, with deployments to Spain and Guam. He is a big fan of LSU and Saints football.

Jared A. Nass, D.D.S.
Dr. Nass was born and raised in New Orleans and attended Isidore Newman High School. He received his undergraduate degree at Colorado College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at LSU School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. Dr. Nass has been ranked as one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He also has an interest in historic renovations.

Phuong Thao Tran Nguyen, D.D.S.
Dr. Thao Nguyen was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Dr. Nguyen is currently pursuing specialty training in Periodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, concerts, and watching sports – especially soccer.

Adam Quartano, D.D.S. 
Dr. Adam Quartano was born in New Orleans and spent the majority of his childhood in the Mandeville/Covington area. He went to St Paul’s School in Covington, and then moved to Athens, Georgia where he attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Genetics. He moved back to New Orleans after college, where he received his Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry.While in dental school, Dr. Quartano became particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He also spent all four years serving with the Student Government Association at LSU, acting as both class president and Student Body President as well as serving as the student member of the Alumni Board. He is currently a member of many dental organizations, including the ADA, LDA, and NODA. He also aims to be very active in the legislative aspect of dentistry.
Dr. Quartano comes from a family of dentists, with both his grandfather George Quartano and his brother Ross Quartano practicing dentistry. He is a huge fan of the patient interaction dentistry offers him, and he strives to get to know each of his patients on a person level. He desires all patients to feel at ease while they receive care, and he hopes to establish lifelong relationships with each and every patient.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Quartano enjoys staying active. He plays in local kickball leagues and enjoys coaching Crossfit. He grew up skiing and wakeboarding and continues to do so. He is an avid Saints and Pelicans fan, and enjoys college football cheering his on his alma mater. He is also a member of the 610 Stompers and can be found marching during Mardi Gras with the dance crew.


Jeffrey Snitzer, D.M.D. – Periodontist
Dr. Snitzer has been practicing periodontics for over 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University in 1983, and his certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1985. He enjoys playing tennis and golf.

Bonnie Muro Ust, D.D.S.
Dr. Ust was born in New Orleans and raised in Metairie. She graduated from Mount Carmel Academy, then earned a Bachelor of Biological Sciences at LSU and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. She is a vegetarian, and loves to home-decorate, make crafts, and attend local festivals. Dr. Ust is also proud mom to a daughter.

Justin Wu, D.D.S.
Dr. Wu was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas and his dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Wichita State University. Dr. Wu has an identical twin brother and enjoys golf, college basketball and football, reading, flying, and playing with his dogs. He is also strongly committed to continuing education in dentistry.