Our Unique Practice & Caring Team

Our long-serving team is at the forefront of our dental practice.

Meet the Kidder Dental Team

Welcoming you into our family as we care for all your needs.
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TEA - OFFICE MANAGER
Teara "Tea" Stewart was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA with her husband Louis and their three sons: Michael, Malachi, and Caleb. Tea has been in dentistry for 11 years. She began her dental career as a dental assistant and soon worked her way up to becoming an office manager. Tea holds a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration while pursuing her master's degree in business management with a concentration in leadership. She's also the chapter president for AADOM's local chapter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, singing, and spending time with family and friends. "The most rewarding thing about my career is getting to interact with new individuals and foster new relationships. I love people, so I get to do what I LOVE" - Tea
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PAULA - INSURANCE LIAISON
Paula, a native of Baton Rouge, joined Kidder Dental in March of 2018 as the insurance and billing coordinator. She has over 30 years of dental experience and has worked in all areas of the dental field. Paula began her dental career as a dental assistant then moved to the front office, where she has performed all duties, including office manager for 20 years. She loves the challenge of dental insurance and enjoys working with patients. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology certification from LSUNO. She is also CPR/AED certified. Paula has one daughter named Brittney. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and loves to travel.
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JESSICA - TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR
Jessica is from Miami and relocated to Baton Rouge, where she attended Baton Rouge Dental Assistant Academy in 2017. She has also since earned her EDDA certification through LSU School of Dentistry. Jessica is bilingual and serves as Kidder Dental’s technology coordinator. She loves working in dentistry and being able to assist our dentists with various procedures. She enjoys explaining the latest and greatest technology we have, including the iTero scanner and the Lab Forms 3D digital printer. In her free time, she enjoys playing games, watching series, and spending time with her two sons and other family. They all enjoy outdoor activities, swimming, and playing soccer.
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MARILYN - DENTAL HYGIENIST
Marilyn was born and raised in the Baton Rouge area. She's a graduate of LSU and Gulf Coast College. She's been practicing hygiene since 2013. She enjoys easing patients that may be anxious in the dental office. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her son.
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NINA HA - DENTAL HYGIENIST
Nina was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, where she graduated from LSU School of Dentistry with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 2011. Shortly after, she moved to Baton Rouge to pursue her career as a dental hygienist. She's been practicing for over 10 years but has been with Kidder Dental since 2020. She enjoys interacting with patients, creating beautiful smiles, and educating patients on their oral health. Nina believes creating a healthy oral environment leads to overall better health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with her French bulldog Thanos, traveling, hiking, and food hopping.
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JODY - DENTAL HYGIENIST
Jody graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in biological sciences in 2003 and LSU School of Dentistry in 2007. She's been a part of our practice since 2008. She's certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Jody enjoys developing personal and professional relationships with her patients while providing quality care. She married in April 2016 to Chris "Spunky" Engolio and has a stepdaughter, Lenin. They enjoy spending time together cooking and traveling, and cheering for the LSU.
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BETH - DENTAL HYGIENIST
Beth graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 2008. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene in the Baton Rouge Area for over 10 years and has been with Kidder Dental since 2019. She enjoys delivering dental care an teaching the importance of oral health while developing relationships with her patients. She strives to assist all of her patients with their dental and overall health. Beth and her husband have 4 kids who keep them busy. She enjoy traveling and making memories with those closest to her.
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ARMANDA - DENTAL ASSISTANT
Armanda was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. She graduated from Delta College in dental assisting in 2010. Armanda has been in the dental field as an assistant for 11 years. She joined the Kidder Dental family in 2019. Armanda and her husband have four children. During her off time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to football games, and resin painting.
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VICTORIA - DENTAL ASSISTANT
Victoria grew up in New Orleans, LA. She relocated to Baton Rouge in 2005 with her family after Hurricane Katrina. Victoria graduated from Delta College in 2010 in the field of dental assisting. She has been an assistant for 10 years and counting. She takes pride in being able to help patients relax and feel comfortable during their dental visits. She also understands that patients experience real dental fear and takes the personal responsibility of making the patients smile, laugh, and feel at ease by the time the visit has ended. She enjoys educating the patients on various ways to improve their overall oral health. She enjoys spending time with her son Jhaden, her father, grandmother, and fish. In her time off, she travels, completes DIY projects, cosmetology, and is in the process of turning her home into a smart home.

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Family Care
Caring for the oral health of families brings us the most satisfaction. We welcome all ages to our dental home and deliver personalized first-class service to each and every patient. Our husband and wife Baton Rouge dentists have a range of treatments to fit all your needs.
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Feel Comfortable
By getting to know you personally, we are able to put you at ease and provide a visit built around your needs. We couple this approach with our patient comforts (pillows, blankets, headphones, and TVs) to ensure you have a worthwhile and relaxing visit.
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Personalized Visits
We want you to have a seamless visit from start to finish, so do all we can customize your visit. We offer early morning and evening appointment times, to fit into your lifestyle and make dentistry part of your routine. We do whatever it takes to bring a smile to the faces of our dental family.

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