Our Staff

Dr. Connell takes great pride in the tremendous staff at his Gretna and Uptown New Orleans practices. The entire staff works as a team to ensure that each day goes as smoothly as possible to reaffirm to their patients that they have put their trust in the right team.

The whole staff has a strong knowledge of cosmetic dentistry and family dental services, and they continue to better themselves with conferences and classes. It is important to Dr. Connell that his whole staff is educated in the latest advancements in technology and procedures so that his patients are guaranteed to receive the highest quality of care for their smile.

Call us today to schedule your first appointment and have a chance to meet our welcoming, knowledgeable staff. We can promise you that your smile has never looked or felt better than it will after trusting Connell Family Dentistry with all of your dental care needs.

Uptown Staff

Karen Bouquet, RDHRDH in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

Karen Bouquet graduated from Loyola University in 1974 and has worked as a dental hygienist for 37 years. Karen has been with Connell Family Dentistry for 4 years. Karen most enjoys helping patients maintain good oral health.

Favorite New Orleans Food: Gumbo
Favorite New Orleans Festival: French Quarter Festival


Andrea Sanchez, Dental AssistantDental Assistant in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

Andrea Sanchez is Certified Dental Assistant and Front Desk Manager at Connell Family Dentistry. Andreagraduated from Blue Cliff College as a Dental Assistant and X-Ray Technician in 2011. She became a Certified Dental Assistant and Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) from LSU in 2013

“I like working in dentistry because I feel great helping others. Also, being bilingual lets me help the Spanish Community have access to dental hygiene.”
Favorite Festival: Jazz Fest
Favorite New Orleans Food: Gumbo and Alligator Po boy
Favorite Restaurant: Cowbell Restaurant


Diana StouteDental Assistant in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

Diana is originally from Morgan City, LA. She came to New Orleans 11 years ago for graduate school. She has a Master’s in Molecular and Human Genetics from LSUHSC, New Orleans and a Bachelor’s of Science from Nicholls State University. She first entered the dental field via research at LSUHSC School of Dentistry in 2008. She has been working as a dental assistant for 3 years now and plans to apply to dental school to be a dentist within the next couple of years. Her passion for dentistry grows each and every single day every time she sees the smiling faces of her patients. The fact that we can get patients out of pain or improve people’s smiles on a daily basis affirms her decision for her career in dentistry. In her spare time, she loves going to Nola City Bark with her two pups and nannying. Her favorite New Orleans festival is the King Cake Festival. Her favorite New Orleans food is coffee and beignets. Her favorite Mardi Gras parade is Endymion.


Bich Mai, R.D.H., B.S.RDH in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

As a patient, I never felt like my dentists and hygienists were educating me or taking the time out to help me understand the state of my mouth. I was curious and wanted to improve so that I wouldn’t have issues almost every time I came back for my recalls. But I would never get the detailed responses I was hoping for. Preventing issues for myself was my biggest goal. Once I realized that all of my dental problems could have been prevented if people would just take the time out to help others, I decided to pursue a career in dentistry (plus I was interested in teeth). I highly enjoy helping others get treated and seeing the big difference before vs after but my main thing is prevention prevention prevention. Tooth pain is the worse and I wouldn’t want that for anyone else.

Favorite Festival: Fried Chicken Festival
Favorite New Orleans Food: Boiled crawfish, crabs, seafood!… don’t forget the mushrooms!
Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse. Vietnamese food is a plus too 🙂


Leann DobiasRDH in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

I really enjoy the dental field because I get to interact with so many different people. I love being a part of making someone/patients happy with their smile.

Favorite Festival: Gretna Heritage Festival
Favorite New Orleans Food: Seafood Gumbo and Soft Shell Crabs
Favorite Restaurant: (Too many to choose from) New Orleans Food and Spirits in Harvey


Stephanie White, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Uptown/New Orleans

Stephanie White always wanted to be in the Dental field since she was a young girl. She graduated from Bryman College for Dental Assisting and Louisiana State University (LSU). Stephanie loves helping others and making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair.

Favorite Festival: Bloody Mary Festival
Favorite New Orleans Food: Seafood
Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest: Mardi Gras (Muses Parade)


Belinda Vaughn, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant, Gretna
Belinda has been a dental assistant for over 25 years. She enjoys helping people and making them comfortable in the dental chair. “Dental Assisting is such a fulfilling career because I can help people have a more confident smile.” says Belinda.
Favorite Festival: Crawfish Festival
Favorite New Orleans Food: Gumbo
Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Connell Dental Care and Connell Family Dentistry offer family dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact Connell Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation!