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.

Hannah - Dental Assistant

hannahpic_editedHannah is an undergraduate at Louisiana State University working towards a degree in Kinesiology with a focus in human health and sciences. She intends on graduating in May of 2019, and then plans on going to dental school to fulfill her goals of becoming a practicing dentist, pending her acceptance. Hannah worked as a dental intern in the past, which sparked her interest to pursue a career in this field. She assists in the office working with Dr. Portwood in hopes of refining her skills needed for Dental school.

Hannah is hard working and dedicated student. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her friends and family, exercising and having new experiences.

Hayley - Dental Assistant

Haley dental assisstantHayley joined the team at Portwood Dental in June 2018 to work chair-side with Dr. Sabrina Portwood O'Shee. She has been working in the dental field since 2012, with both clinical and clerical experience. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and Radiograph Certifications from LSU. Hayley enjoys assisting because it allows her to interact and build relationships with our patients.

In her spare time Hayley enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, boat riding and watching LSU sports and New Orleans Saints football.

Abby - Dental Assistant

DSC_7812Abby is from Mandeville, Louisiana and is a student at Louisiana State University. She is hoping to attend dental school in the future once she graduates with a degree in Biology. After shadowing a dentist her senior year of high school, Abby knew that being a dentist was her career aspiration. She is a member of the LSU Pre-Dental Society as well as the LSU Wake Team and the sorority Phi Mu.

When Abby has extra time on her hands, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, doing puzzles, and eating good food. Her ultimate goal is to one day own a practice of her own in her hometown of Mandeville.

Alecia- Dental Assistant

aleciaAlecia graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in December of 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology. Alecia joined Portwood Dental in August 2018 to expand her knowledge in the field and to gain clinical experience before applying to dental school. Alecia’s thirst for growth and service to others is what ultimately led her to choose dentistry.  She stated, “there is nothing better than servicing other to minimize their struggles and enhance their confidence”.

When Alecia is not working, you can find her relaxing with friends and family, shopping, water painting, traveling, or working out at Orange Theory.