Team Members

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Brenda – Dental Assistant

BrendaBrenda joined Dr. Portwood’s team in 1993 after moving to the Baton Rouge area from Alabama. She will be one of the team members assisting Dr. Portwood during dental procedures. She has 26 years of dental experience and is certified as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. Through the years, she has held a variety of positions, including assisting chairside as well as business office functions. She thoroughly enjoys assisting since it gives her an opportunity to interact with patients, and she constantly strives to make every patient’s visit enjoyable!

Brenda and her husband, Mike, have two children, Brandon and Nathan, who both live in Denham Springs. She has one wonderful grandson, Cohen, who is the light of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys boat riding, cooking, watching LSU football, and going to the beach.

Cigi – Registered Dental Hygienist

CigiCigi is originally from Metairie, Louisiana. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2008.Upon graduation, she moved to Baton Rouge to join Dr. Portwood’s dental team. She is responsible for providing preventative dental care and dental cleanings for our patients.

Cigi and her husband, Jason, have a baby girl named Chloe. In their spare time, they love to spend time with family and friends. Cigi’s other interests include traveling and reading mysteries.

Meredith – Registered Dental Hygienist

MeredithMeredith has been involved in the dental profession for 10 years. Starting as a student worker in Dr. Portwood’s office, she became trained as a dental assistant which fueled her desire to stay in the dental profession. She graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She looks forward to seeing you for your regular cleanings and making your preventative appointments enjoyable.

After working a semester in Disney World in the LSU college program, Meredith became a huge Disney fan. She loves all LSU sports, which came from her days on campus. She enjoys traveling and is a fitness fanatic.

Sherrie – Business Office Administrator

SherrieSherrie has been an integral part of Portwood Dental for over twenty years.  A native of New Orleans, she worked at the LSU Dental School Department of Endodontics for several years prior to coming to our dental practice.  After being a part-time assistant initially, she has settled into her role as business office administrator.  Her smiling face will greet you in the business office as her primary goal is to help you through the insurance maze and help you with your financial concerns.

Sherrie is a dedicated wife and mother of Meredith, Sabrina, and John III.  She adores cooking for her family and entertaining friends and is widely renowned for her baking skills.

 


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