Meet the Doctor
Dr. Phillip A. Petitto is a native of Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2007 and received his dental degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2012. He went on to complete an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Birmingham. He is certified in adult conscious sedation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and CPR.
Dr. Petitto is completely dedicated to improving his patient’s oral health, function, and esthetics in a safe, friendly environment. Dr. Petitto is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the Northlake Dental Association. Dr. Petitto is proud to serve as the Southeastern Louisiana University team Dentist, Lion Up! In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, dining out and cheering on the LSU Tigers, the SLU Lions, and the New Orleans Saints.
Dianna • Office Manager
Dianna was born and raised in LaPlace and has been a resident of Ponchatoula for over fifteen years. She attended Eastern College of Health Vocations receiving certifications in both Radiology and CPR. Dianna is certified by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting. Dianna has been an active dental assistant for over 10 years.
Dianna currently holds the position of Office Manager at Petitto Family Dental spearheading our patients scheduling and insurance needs. Diana has a deep love for her patients and is committed to making sure they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience each time they come through the door.
Terri • Dental Hygienist
Terri is a registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Loyola University in 1982, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide administration. She has been working in this office for over thirty-three years. Terri has been a lifelong resident of Albany, Louisiana. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughters. Terri loves her patients and considers them as her extended family.
Ashley • Dental Hygienist
Ashley is a registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from LSU in 2007 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and certified in local anesthesia. Ashley grew up in Mandeville where she now lives with her husband, two children and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors on the water. Ashley enjoys getting to know her patients while providing them with the utmost care.
Emma • Dental Assistant
Emma was born and raised in LaPlace and currently resides in Hammond, America. She graduated from the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy receiving certifications in Dental Assisting, Radiology and CPR. She is currently working towards her EDDA certification. Emma is happy to be a part of the Petitto Family Dental team and looks forward to welcoming new patients and serving the Hammond community one smile at a time.
Shawn LaCiura • Dental Assistant
Shawn was born in New Orleans and raised in Chalmette Louisiana. She currently resides in Hammond after Hurricane Katrina. Shawn has been a dental assistant for 17 years and has continued her education through Penn Foster Career School graduating with a certification in Dental Assisting in March 2010. Shawn has also received EDDA, X-Ray and CPR certifications from LSU. Shawn thrives in patient care while making sure patients are comfortable and treated with respect. Shawn enjoys spending time with her husband and grandson camping in her free time.