Meet The Staff

Amy Ballam

Office Manager

Amy was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana and has been a resident of Abita Springs for the past 9 year along with her husband and daughter. It is Amy's voice greeting you when you call our office. She has been in the dental field for 24years, both as an assistant and in the front office.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys being outdoors either mud riding or on the water. Amy loves Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Saints.

Carrie Ferrell


Carrie joined our staff in 2010 and has been practicing dental hygiene since 1991. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. Carrie is also board certified to administer local anesthesia . She has worked in periodontal, pedodontic, and general dental practices. She has also spent one year in Lucerne, Switzerland practicing dental hygiene.

Carrie is dedicated to providing a caring, fun, gentle, relaxing environment while creating a family type rapport with all of her patients. She is committed to achieving optimal oral health and cares about each patient's overall health and nutrition.

Carrie and her husband, Michael, reside in Mandeville and are the proud parents of three sons, Dylan, Grant, and Rhett. The family spends much of their free time cooking out, enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Barbara Pontier

Dental Assistant

Barbara joined our team in 2011. She has worked in the dental field for the past 35 years having experience in both General Dentistry and Orthodontics. Barbara received her Certificate of Orthodontic Assisting in 1992. She continues to attend seminars and classes.

Barbara and her husband have lived in several states over the last 45 years. She says that moving to Louisiana was like coming home. She enjoys boating, sailing, kayaking, and spending time with her five grandsons, family, and friends.