Meet Our Team

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The staff at Hightower Dental Concepts is here to guide you through your visit & treatment options making your experience as comfortable as possible.

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Dr. Leah Larson

Dr. Leah Larson has over 10  years of dental experience. She graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska in 2010 and completed a two-year residency and fellowship at the University of Mississippi. She is an American Dental Association member and a member of the Capital Dental Study Club. She has just completed a year long course in implant dentistry at LSU. She likes to play tennis and spend time with her family in her spare time.

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Dr. Kris Fernandez

Dr. Kris Fernandez has over 30 years of dental experience. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association. He loves spending his time with his two daughters, Charlie and Presley.

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Allison Toups

Allison Toups graduated from LSU School of Dentistry with a bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2002. She has been a board member of the BR Dental Hygiene Association for 10 years and served as President for two years. She volunteered at the Mission of Mercy in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Her two sons Griffin and Corbin keep her busy. They like to spend a majority of their time outdoors with hobbies such as camping, swimming, jeeping and biking.

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Olivia Carpenter

Olivia Carpenter has been dental assisting for over 3 years. She recently moved from Mississippi where she completed school. At chairside, Olivia’s friendly demeanor is inviting and she always does her best to make you feel comfortable. She has a passion for music and hopes to attend many music festivals. She enjoys hula hooping in her spare time and caring for her furry companion, JoAnne.

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Sherry Bonfanti

Sherry Bonfanti has over 34 years of dental experience. She graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1995. Her favorite part of working in a dental practice is not only being able to improve oral health but it’s getting to know new people, because everyone has a unique story. She loves to travel, especially to Disney, and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and friends.

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Cheryl Reed

Cheryl Reed has been in the dental field since 1985. She has had a myriad of positions in the dental office including office manager of 11 years where she utilized business management, insurance, human resources and accounting. Cheryl gets great satisfaction in helping our patients achieve their dental needs as well as assisting them with their insurance questions. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, interior decorating, cooking, going to movies, and spending time with friends and family including her husband of over 28 years and her two children, a son in the U.S. Marine Corp. and a daughter in the dental field.

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Krista Brady

Krista Brady has over 15 years of dedicated dental assisting. She graduated from Ascension College of dental assisting in 2000. She loves making a difference in patients' life with helping create a healthy and beautiful smile. She likes spending time with her 14 year old daughter, family and friends doing activities such as camping, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and golf carts.

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Kurstan Polkey

Kurstan Polkey has 4 years of dental assisting experience. She recently moved from Cut Off, La. Her passion in dentistry is to ensure that each patient feels educated and comfortable in every procedure. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and fishing.