The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

 Wayne J. Gary II
Dr. Wayne Gary is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and has been practicing dentistry in New Iberia since 1999. He graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1996. Dr. Gary then completed two years of postdoctoral training at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 1998 learning advanced techniques in dentistry, sedation, and surgical techniques dealing with medically compromised patients. He serves as an adjunct professor for LSU School of Dentistry. He is a past president of the Acadiana District Dental Association, the local branch of the American Dental Association and served on several committees at the local and state level. Dr. Gary is committed to excellence and spends numerous hours attending continuing education in cosmetic and sedation techniques to make his patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Community involvement is important to Dr. Gary and he donates his time to several charitable organizations and is a past president of Cajun Kiwanis in New Iberia. He enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife Ellen Russo Gary and their four children Caroline, Elizabeth, Olivia and William.

Member: American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Acadiana District Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

 Cheryl - Office Manager
Cheryl's dental career began in 1985, she joined Gary Family Dental in 2006. As office manager she enjoys helping patients achieve a healthy smile. She is cross trained in business management, insurance and dental assisting with her x-ray certification from LSU School of Dentistry. Cheryl feels great satisfaction when she can help our patients find a way to afford the dental care they need.


 Shannon - RDH
Shannon has been with Gary Family Dental since 2007, she has practiced hygiene since 1996. She is a graduate from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She enjoys meeting and maintaining relationships with her patients while attaining their dental needs.


 Shandi - RDH
Shandi is a graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She is a member of ADHA LDHA and ADDHA, where she is the president and newsletter editor. Shandi is passionate about helping patients with their dental hygiene needs.


Lauren - RDH
Lauren is a graduate from University of [email protected] Monroe w/a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She also earned a degree from Louisiana State University in Arts and Science. Lauren enjoys spending time educating her patients and informing them of their oral hygiene needs.






 Catrina - Receptionist
Catrina has been with Gary Family Dental since 2007, her dental career began in 1989. She will assist you in: making appointments, insurance claims, account questions, treatment questions and feels that listening to the patients concerns is the most important part of her job. You may often see her helping in the clinical area as well, she spent 12 years as a dental assistant, she is X-ray certified and has her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Certification.





 Holly - Dental Assistant
Holly joined Gary Family Dental in 2007, she is a graduate from Academy of Acadiana. She assists Dr. Gary with dental procedures, making sure patients are comfortable and informed of the procedures being performed. Holly also takes care of the dental supplies and lab cases.






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