Our Team


Nathan A. Burns,

About Dr. Nathan

Sarah Villani

Office Manager
CPR Certified

Being in the dental field for 20 years, Sarah has worn many hats working in different dental office settings.   This has translated in her being one of the most versatile and well-rounded team members at our practice.  She can literally do it all...administrative work, clinical work, and can fix almost anything.  She is extremely passionate about our practice and loves improving lives one smile at a time. When Sarah is not busy at our office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing softball and volleyball, gardening, crafting (She hand-makes most of our decorations in the office!), learning how to fix just about anything, laughing, going to festivals, and volunteering for area races. She is also the president of her neighborhood civic association and manages the neighborhood pool.

"I love going above and beyond to wow parents with our excellent customer service.  I wish all businesses treated people the way we do." - Sarah

Ann Ganucheau

Front Desk, Scheduling Coordinator
CPR Certified

Another seasoned veteran on our team, Ann first worked in general dentistry with adults but quickly switched to pediatric dentistry due to her love for helping children.  She is also multi-talented and is able to work the front desk and help out on the clinic floor.  She loves traveling, music, and spending time with her two grown children, her lovely granddaughter, and the rest of her family.

"My favorite part of the day is watching the children that are afraid when they walk in leave smiling and happy after having a great experience at our office." - Ann

Allison Cunningham

Front Desk, Financial Coordinator
CPR Certified

I have worked in the dental field for over 13 years but recently switched to pediatric dentistry. This is by far my favorite place to be.  I love working with Dr. Burns and our amazing team. I am a mother of two boys.  I enjoy being outdoors and will try to find any reason to be outside on my time off.  I love sports, reading, and dabble in painting every now and then.

"I love interacting with all people, no matter the age.  It's a joy to watch the different personalities of the children in our office." - Allison

Lindsay Higgins

Front Desk, New Patient Coordinator, and Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

Born and raised in Mandeville, Lindsay has always had a passion for working with kids and special needs children. She loves making kids laugh and helping them have a great dental visit, whether it's their first time or 20th time. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and being a mother to her cat Muffin. 

" I absolutely love working with special needs children, as I always strive to make their visit comfortable and easy. Working with children and watching them grow has always
come natural to me.
" - Lindsay

Mary Saballos

Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

Mary was born in Nicaragua, but raised in New Orleans.  Being the oldest of six children, Mary has always had a passion for helping and working with kids.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and coaching and playing soccer. 

"I truly believe that Great Big Smiles™ is the place to be!" - Mary

Jaslin Benefield

Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

As a former patient of 15 years and having had her braces at our practice, Jaslin realized her passion for dentistry and joined our team.  Over the past few years, Jaslin has grown in her dental knowledge and expertise.  She is very sweet and loves working with all our precious patients, especially our special needs patients.  Her goal is to make patients feel just as comfortable at our practice as she did as a patient here. Jaslin plans to go to dental hygiene school to further her career in dentistry. 

"I am very excited to see what the future holds for me and our amazing practice!" - Jaslin

Kayla Amos

Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

Bio Coming Soon


Casey Madere

Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

We are very excited that Casey has recently rejoined our team. As a previous dental assistant mostly in pediatrics for over 10 years, Casey brings her vast knowledge of pediatric dentistry to our administrative team as a scheduling coordinator.  With her eager mindset and cheerful attitude, she is able to cater to both the needs of the parents at the front desk, as well as the patients. Outside of the practice, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

"Now that I am on the administrative team at the front desk, I have found that I love talking on the phone. I can just tell I’m putting smiles on the parents' faces before they even schedule an appointment!" - Casey

Chelsea McLean

Front Desk, Scheduling Coordinator, and Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant CPR Certified

With over 8 years as a pediatric dental assistant, Chelsea loves working with kids every single day. She loves to laugh and be silly with all of our wonderful patients.  You will find Chelsea extremely kind, patient, and helpful.  In her free time, she enjoys watching football with her family and friends and loves going to the beach in the summer!

"I love seeing the children leave with smiles on their faces, knowing they are comfortable with us improving their smile. " - Chelsea

Ammy Solis

Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

As an experienced dental assistant, Ammy has always had a passion for working with kids. She loves volunteering in the Metairie community and helping people in general. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and has two fur babies, Max and Capi. In her free time, she loves music, traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with her large family.  Ammy is very kind and caring and loves helping our little ones feel comfortable at our office. 

"I am so thankful to be part of this awesome team and create great big smiles everyday! " - Ammy

Mya Brown

Dental Assistant
CPR Certified

Bio Coming Soon