Dr. Frederick Beringer graduated from Zachary High School (1966), Louisiana Tech (1971) and then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (1974). He received a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Beringer feels privileged to have served as a dentist for 40+ years and had the opportunity to help people to better oral health. “To see someone achieve a level of health from my dentistry is a powerful responsibility I take seriously. It’s all about service,” says Dr. Beringer. Dr. Beringer is an intrepid traveler and enjoys photography and golf.
Dr. William Chambers grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and then continued his education at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Bayou District Dental Association. In his spare time, Dr. Chambers enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. His hobbies include wade fishing for speckled trout and waterfowl hunting with his pup.
Dr. Sally Daly has deep ties in Mississippi and Alabama but has adopted Louisiana and Baton Rouge as home. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in Montgomery and a Masters from University of Alabama. Before becoming a dentist, she taught High School Math and Science for seven years in Tuscaloosa and Mobile, Alabama. In 1995, she fulfilled her dreams of becoming a dentist and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. For over 20 years, Dr. Daly had a private practice in Baton Rouge. For the past 5 years, Dr. Daly has devoted her time to treating nursing home residents throughout Louisiana. Recently, she began to miss her traditional office closer to home in Baton Rouge and decided to join our Louisiana Dental Center family. Dr. Daly enjoys learning about dentistry and has over 1000 hours of continuing education. She has lectured for the American Dental Association, LSU School of Dentistry and given numerous in-service lectures to nursing home staff. Dr. Daly enjoys cooking, sewing, and entertaining. In her spare time, Dr. Daly can often be found at her camp in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Dr. Merrell Irby Frampton is a Baton Rouge native and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy. She earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University in 2007. At LSU, she was on the Dean’s List and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Dr. Frampton went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where she was a member of Student Government Association and C. Edmund Kells Honor Society. Dr. Frampton also received her certificate in orthodontics from LSUSD. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, and the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Her hobbies include anything outdoors, cheering on the Tigers, and enjoying the seafood of south Louisiana.
Dr. Irby is a graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
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.
Dr. Leah Larson Has over 10 years of dental experience. She graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2010 and completed a two-year residency and fellowship at the University of Mississippi. She just completed a year-long course in implant dentistry at Louisiana State University. She is married to Baton Rouge restauranteur Stephen Hightower and they share their love for food and three furbabies.
Dr. Moncada was raised in Miami, Florida, where he attended Florida International University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2002. He then attended Boston University and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the Boston area and was appointed to the position of Managing Clinical Director of a group practice.His quest for knowledge and understanding of dentistry led him to pursue a three-year highly specialized program of periodontal and implant training at Louisiana State University. During his residency, Dr. Moncada dedicated much of his time to research involving the genetic factors of aggressive periodontal disease, as well as clinical studies involving early placement of dental implants. His research and studies helped shape his belief that periodontics is the foundation of dentistry. Dr. Moncada is committed to providing optimal and comprehensive treatments that restore the mouth to a healthy state free from gum disease.Dr. Moncada is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and served as Vice President of the Hispanic Dental Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, are active Uptown Lions Club members and enjoy getting involved in projects dedicated to rebuilding and preserving New Orleans’ music and artistic culture. They are proud to call Louisiana home.
Dr. Ryan Riley was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and attended Louisiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Riley enjoys LSU sports and the outdoors.
Dr. Simms was born in Vietnam and came to the United States with her family when she was young. She graduated from Tara High School, then received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from LSU in Baton Rouge, and earned her DDS degree from LSU School of Dentistry. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Jason Simms, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jason Simms is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Tara High School and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He then attended LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Simms is married to his high school sweetheart and he enjoys fishing and hiking.
Dr. Eddie Starr is originally from New York City, New York, and moved to Louisiana to attend Tulane University. He graduated with a degree in business management and entrepreneurship and then continued his studies at the LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Starr completed a general practice residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. During his hospital-based residency, Dr. Starr received extensive training in special-needs dentistry and anesthesiology. In his free time, Dr. Starr enjoys cooking, eating and listening to live music.
Dr. Chase Toland is from Minden in northwestern Louisiana. He graduated from Minden High School and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Toland enjoys baseball and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.