Meet the Team

Meet our Destrehan Dental Professionals 




Sandy B. Owens

Sandy graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. As a retired medical technologist, she joined Dr. Owens' team as office manager in August 1993 integrating the use of computers in the office. She enjoys tennis, gardening, and attending Saints games. Sandy also enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Owens and two boxers, Bacco and Stella. She also spends lots of time with her four children: Rachael, Richard Jr., Ross, Reid and grandchildren Austin and Madelyn.

Ashley Dudgeon

Ashley is a recent graduate from LSUSD Dental Hygiene School.  She attended C.E. Byrd for high school and went on to LSU for her undergraduate studies.  Her goal as a dental hygienist is to provide her patients with excellent oral health care and education in a comfortable environment.  After experiencing several other dental offices, she is most impressed with the care and compassion that the patient family receives here.  She finds her hygiene care is having great results due to the skill and quality of care that Dr. Owens provides.  Ashley enjoys soccer, tennis, and spending time with family and her two dogs Maximus and Boomerang.

Gwen Breaud

Gwen has 16 years of dental assisting experience and has been a part of Dr. Owens' team since June 2000. She attended Eastern College Vocational School for dental assisting and received her certification as expanded duty dental assistant in December 2000.  She especially enjoys the complex surgical cases and loves creating excellent bleaching carriers for improving her patients' smiles.  She adores her two children Aleaya and Cade, and  enjoys camping, outdoors, and gardening.

Shantel T. Lions

Shantel was born and raised in Southern Louisiana. She has been a part of Dr. Owens' team for 9 years as a certified expanded duty assistant.  She especially enjoys the smile make-over cases and loves using the intra-oral cameras and the CEREC CAD/CAM technologies.  Shantel is happily married and loves spending time with her wonderful stepson, who loves the outdoors. She is very outgoing and enjoys reading and cinema.


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