Meet Our Team
Dr. Calvin Bessonet
Dr. Calvin Bessonet is dedicated to providing families in his community with quality dental care for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles! He graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in 1994, received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1998, and went on to earn his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2003.
Dr. Bessonet is committed to lifelong learning in the dental field and has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader who exemplifies the importance of quality continuing dental education. He completes more than 100 hours of continuing education courses each year. He has participated in an intensive, 400-hour implant and bone regeneration program with the esteemed Dr. Hilt Tatum, one of the pioneers in the field of implant dentistry and inventor of many of the advanced surgical techniques used today. Additionally, advanced training in cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry, as well as Invisalign® and traditional braces, allows Dr. Bessonet to work with you on a wide variety of dental concerns, forming a partnership in achieving your optimum oral health.
Dr. Bessonet is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) by completing 500 hours of continuing education and passing an extensive comprehensive exam. He is passionate about using new technology to improve the comfort and quality of dentistry for you and your family. With the help of today’s intraoral camera, digital X-rays, laser cavity detection, and sedation, he can provide dental care that is more comfortable and less invasive than ever before. He also owns the Louisiana Implant Institute where he teaches other dentists how to place dental implants.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bessonet enjoys spending time with his wife, Toni, and their two beautiful children. Dr. Bessonet’s hobbies include fishing, outdoor activities, and attending LSU sporting events.
Dr. Douglas George
Dr. George was born and raised in the small farming village of Collinston, LA and attended Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, LA. After leaving Monroe, he made his way down south to Baton Rouge where he attended Louisiana State University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He furthered his education in New Orleans at the Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry where he received his professional degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Post-graduation, Dr. George continues to enhance his knowledge by taking continuing education courses in implant dentistry, advanced endodontics, and oral surgery while maintaining an active membership with the America Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. George enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Brittny, and their chocolate lab Cooper. They currently live in New Orleans and enjoy exploring what the city has to offer. Dr. George is an avid movie goer and some of his other hobbies include traveling, outdoor activities, LSU sports, New Orleans Saints football, and spending time at the beach.
Dr. Gregg Roy
Dr. Gregg Roy is a native of St. John the Baptist Parish, born and raised in Laplace. He graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1991 with honors and spent the next six months in an oral surgery externship learning advanced surgical techniques and anesthesia. In 1993 he joined the practice of Dr. JA Almerico and together they had the privilege of treating generations of wonderful families.
Dr Roy keeps current with the latest dental innovations by attending many hours of continuing education courses. He is supported by a vast network of local dental specialist and together they can provide you with all of the state of the art the services you may need.
Jan Hursey is one of our dental hygienists. She graduated from Loyola University and joined our team in 1981. She is a native of New Orleans and a lover of cats, golfing, gardening and travel. She takes great pride in getting to know our patients and feels like she is rewarded with their loyalty in return. She finds satisfaction in providing them with relaxation and quality care. She will eventually be cutting her hours and hopes to one day retire but for now she is still a blessing to her patients here at Apple Street Dental.
Chanele is one of our part-time hygienists. She is a native of the River Parish and graduated from Riverside Academy with honors in the top ten of her class. She graduated from hygiene school at LSUDS. She has 3 boys and loves spending time with them. She loves yoga and the gym. Her patients are considered like family and she says they are the reason she loves her profession. She has been with the team since 2002 and looks forward to the future.
Denise is our insurance specialist and is originally from Montz, La but currently she resides in Norco. She has two grown children and loves camping and spending time with her family. She likes working in the dental field because she enjoys being able to help people. She said the reason she loves our Norco patients so much is because they are loyal and friendly.
Sana is our hygiene assistant and she is from New Orleans. She loves to cook and travel. Her smile is infectious and she enjoys engaging with our patients. She said her personal experience with dental care gave her the confidence she needed at a younger age and she hopes to pay this forward in the future. She has been accepted to Tufts Dental School in Boston and starts in the fall of 2020. We are all so proud of her.
Laci is one of our dental assistants and she was raised in Destrehan. She is a mom of 3 young entertaining boys. She graduated in 2016 from Eastern College of Health Vocations. She enjoys being outside either fishing or camping. She loves being a dental assistant because she looks forward to helping her patients achieve a happy smile.
Carolyn is the administrative member of our staff and a resident of Norco. She is the longest serving team member with over 40 years of experience. She is an asset to us with her vast knowledge of insurance as well as our practice management software. She is the one who greets you when you enter the office. Carolyn plans to retire soon but we hope she will hang in as long as she can. Her knowledge and experience in the dental field is impressive. We are absolutely blessed to have her on our team.
Michelle is one of our dental assistants and graduated from Eastern College. She has her LSU EDDA and is national board certified in orthodontics through Austin community college. She was raised on the West Bank but currently resides in Metairie. She has one daughter and a dog named Petey. Her hobbies consist of cooking, baking and crafting. She loves to go camping, the beach and spending time with her family. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is getting to know her patients. She loves to see their transformation of smile and enjoys being a bridge between the patient and the treating dentist.
Saida is our scheduling queen. Her nickname is Apple Saida. She is from Harvey, La. She is graduated from a private high school on the West Bank of New Orleans. She loves being active and has a passion for cosmetics. She loves working at Apple Street Dental because it’s a small town and the community makes her feel like she is at home. She also enjoys helping comfort and assist her patients and coworkers.
Toni is our office manager and she is from Houma, La. She is married to Dr. Bessonet and they have two children. She loves cooking, working out and exploring new places. What Toni likes the most about our Norco patients is their undeniable loyalty in supporting their community. They tend to stick with what works and for her that feels close to home since she is also from a smaller town. She has a bachelors in HRT but has worked side by side with Dr. Bessonet in their dental practices for 15 years.