Meet Our Doctors
We believe that every patient should be offered the highest quality dental care that is consistent with their dental needs and values. The compelling principles for which we stand are integrity, service, quality and commitment to excellence. Our goal simply is to help our patients keep their teeth throughout their lives if possible in maximum comfort, function, health and aesthetics.
About our Doctors
At Bluebonnet Dental Care, we are committed to bringing the latest technologies and advanced treatment options to our patients. Our dedicated team of dentists will take time to understand your unique dental needs. Then, we’ll work together to develop an integrated treatment plan tailored specifically to you.
Andre’ Bruni, D.D.S., a native of New Orleans, LA, received his BS degree from Louisiana State University in 1996 and his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2001. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Bruni went immediately into private practice by acquiring Bluebonnet Dental Care in Baton Rouge, where he practices with his wife, Dr. Jessica Bruni. Dr. Andre’ Bruni has notable experience in the areas of cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has treated over 900 patients with sedation dentistry and is a preferred provider for Invisalign. He is highly trained in the field of implant and cosmetic dentistry and has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education in those areas.
With a passion for innovation in dental office design and efficiencies, Dr. Bruni has built several successful dental practices from the ground up. Dr. Bruni’s vision to create better access to care translated into the honor and privilege of being the first ever dentist invited into Walmart. He is the CEO and founder of Sensible Dental, a dental brand exclusive to Walmart that offers patients easy access to trusted and affordable care. As the CEO and clinical director for Bluebonnet Dental Care and Sensible Dental, Dr Bruni instills his patient-centered philosophy into each associate doctor in order to deliver the highest level of personalized and consistent care.
Dr. Bruni’s passion for excellence earned him a place in Mastermind Group, an association of the leading dentists in the country, recognized for its pursuit of raising the standard of care in dentistry. He is a member of the Apogee Process Group, an elite forum of group practices, as well as the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association and Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.
Outside of work, he enjoys offshore fishing and spending time with his wife and their five children.
Jessica Bruni, D.D.S., obtained her D.D.S. from LSU School of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Jessica is proud to uphold a tradition of dental excellence by providing premium dental care that caters to each patient’s individual needs and goals. She is skilled in the area of cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and is a preferred provider for Invisalign. In addition, she has many years experience in administering Botox and dermafillers. She is committed to continuing education, and she seeks to remain abreast of the latest dental techniques and technologies in order to best serve her patients.
Billy Booty, D.D.S., strives to “place the needs of the patient first.” He received a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University in 1996 and graduated in 2001 from LSU School of Dentistry. After graduation, he owned and operated a practice in Baton Rouge from 2001-2008. Dr. Booty is a member of ADA, LDA and DOCS – Dental Oral Conscious Sedation. In addition to his membership at those organizations, he participates in offering free dental services to women’s shelters and community organizations for the homeless and needy. He prides himself on proficiency and has years of experience in sedation, endodontics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Booty resides in Baton Rouge with his wife and two children and enjoys spending his free time with them.
Paul Nguyen, D.D.S., obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from LSU in 2002 and his D.D.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 2009. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in 2010. He is committed to continuing education and seeks to remain up-to-date with the latest advances in dental technology. His professional goal is to provide quality, comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry in a comfortable environment. He maintains membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.
Dr. Nguyen is a huge football fan and proudly supports the LSU and Saints football teams.
Dr. Cherie Senger proudly joins the Bluebonnet team hailing from the University of Iowa. She proficiently completed her undergraduate and dental education as an Iowa Hawkeye and enjoyed teaching, dental research and volunteering at outreaches along the way. Following graduation, she accepted a fellowship at the LSU School of Dentistry and successfully completed a certificate in Implant Restorative dentistry. She enjoyed her year as a Tiger, but is thrilled to have joined her fiancé and two recently adopted cats in Baton Rouge. As a member of the Bluebonnet Dental Care team, she is excited to help all her patients understand and follow through with their dental needs. She is passionate about patient education and the maintenance and rehabilitation of ideal oral health and function. Outside of dentistry, she loves baking, painting as well as braving the Louisiana heat partaking in outdoor activities with her fiancé. When football season rolls around, she is happy to cheer for the Tigers in the SEC…but in the Big 10, GEAUX Hawkeyes!
P.J. Henderson, D.D.S., received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and his D.D.S. from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2010. He was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana and enjoys the outdoors, cooking, working out and playing soccer.
He comes from an extremely large family, so family values are of great importance to him. Dr. Henderson likes developing relationships with his patients and strives to provide the utmost care to all.
Shelley M. Joachim, DDS, received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in 1997. She practiced for 10 years in private practice before completing a two year General Practice Residency Program at LSU School of Dentistry from 2007-2009. She was Assistant Director of the LSU General Practice Residency from 2009-2014. Dr Joachim was also appointed Clinic Director of the Baton Rouge LSU GPR Clinic from 2011-2014. She is certified in performing oral and IV sedations.
Paul Beyt, D.D.S., obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at UL at Lafayette and his Doctorate degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. After dental school, Dr. Beyt completed a two year General Practice residency at LSU, where he served as Chief Resident. In his residency, Paul focused on advanced dental techniques, treatment of special needs patients and sedation dentistry. Dr. Beyt is certified in oral sedation as well as IV sedation dentistry. He is a native of St. Martinville, and he is dedicated to providing comfortable and quality dentistry to Acadiana. Dr. Beyt is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentist and the Louisiana Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Beyt enjoys listening to and playing music, traveling and spending time with his wife, Paige.
Dr. Dronet graduated from LSU with a degree in Biological Sciences and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012 from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. He is certified in Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association.
Dr. Dronet was born and raised in the small, rural southwest Louisiana town, Elton. In his free time, Dr. Dronet likes duck hunting, fishing, weekend trips to New Orleans and spending quality time with friends and family. Dr. Dronet is also a huge football fan and proudly supports the LSU and Saints football teams.
Frank Cain, Jr., is a native of Mobile, AL. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 2002 and his D.D.S. degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Cain seeks to provide his patients with a relaxed, comfortable experience, utilizing the latest technology and staying current with the ever-advancing practice of dentistry. He is DOCS certified in oral conscious sedation and a member of the ALDA and ADA. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing with his dog and spending time with his wife and two children.
The Golden Rule Applied to Dentistry: Treat every patient the way that you would want yourself or your family to be treated. When a patient is treated like they are your family, they will refer and entrust their family and dear friends to you!
What a privilege it is to do what I love, a passion for dentistry and compassion for my patients, through the wonderful profession of dentistry.
I have been in private practice in Montgomery, Alabama for 20 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. I received a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Auburn University in Montgomery. My Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School Of Dentistry.
Awards and Professional Memberships:
-Fellow in the American College of Dentists
-Fellow in the International College of Dentists (ICD); Treasurer of the Alabama Chapter of ICD
-Past President of the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry
-Past President of the UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association
-Past President of the Second District Dental Society
-Past Chair of the UAB School of Dentistry Leadership Council
-Past Chair of the Community Advisory Council-Auburn University School of Nursing
-Outstanding Young Alumnus-UAB School of Dentistry
-Woman of Distinction-Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
My clinical strength is Cosmetic Dentistry, especially chair-side and porcelain veneers. I feel like if you improve the patient’s smile cosmetically, then you improve his or her life and self-esteem.
Dr. Nevins currently lives in Montgomery with her husband, Guy, who is a public health administrator. They have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Helena, which is a suburb of Birmingham. They love spending time with their two granddaughters.
Dr. Ahn strives to build long-term relationships with her patients and help them maintain optimal oral health. She is especially passionate about aesthetic dentistry. It is her goal to provide aesthetic and functional dental work in a comfortable environment.
After receiving her B.S. in Biology from University of Oregon, she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Oregon Health and Science University.
Dr. Ahn is a huge fan of college football and the Ducks. Although she truly loved her time in Oregon where she enjoyed hiking, biking and skiing, she is excited to experience Southern hospitality and great food!
Dr. Ryan Draiss is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 2010 and has been with Bluebonnet Dental Care since the summer of 2013. He currently works in the Montgomery office on Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr. Draiss is a very genuine and compassionate doctor who makes it a priority to serve his patients with the best personalized care possible. When he isn’t furthering his dental career, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children.
Britney Beard, D.D.S., received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from LSU and D.D.S degree from LSU School of Dentistry. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated from Episcopal High School. Dr. Beard strives to provide patients with quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxed setting. She enjoys improving patients’ smiles with preventative, functional and aesthetic services and strives to remain up-to-date on dental research and technology. Dr. Beard is married to Dr. Caesar Sweidan and recently moved to Mandeville, Louisiana. She loves the Northshore area and its people. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, spending time with friends and family and LSU sports.
Dr. Ian J. Landesman is a third generation dentist following in the footsteps of his mother and grandfather. Dentistry has evolved from the time when he would watch his grandfather develop x-ray films with chemicals in the darkroom. Modern dentistry now offers digital imaging, esthetically pleasing composite restorations, high performance resin cements, laser surgical instruments, tooth whitening and gorgeous all ceramic restorations designed to last. Dr. Landesman is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technological advances to offer you the best treatment available. He won multiple accolades, including the LSUHSC School of Dentistry, where he is a part-time clinical professor. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Landesman to find out what we can do for your smile!
Dr. Ken Starling, a Slidell native and resident, graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1997. A general dentist who practices all aspects of oral health and dentistry, his focus is on cosmetic dentistry with a special talent for surgical procedures as well. After 15 years running a private practice, he joined Bluebonnet Dental Care in order to focus solely on patient care.
In his spare time, he is an actor on both stage and screen and loves spending time with his three German Shepherds, cockatoo and kinkajou. He is host to exchange students and loves to travel, scuba dive and sing karaoke!
Dr. John Chandler is a graduate of Raleigh High School and Jones County Junior College. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Carey College in 1994. Dr. Chandler was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1998. He continued his post-doctoral training and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency the following year from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Chandler is also an attendee of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studio.
Dr. Chandler has enjoyed the opportunity to serve many patients throughout South Mississippi since 1999. Due to his commitment to excellence, he has spent countless hours mastering aesthetic and restorative dentistry techniques. Dr. Chandler enjoys his membership of multiple organizations. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, International Congress of Oral Implantology and Laurel Area Dental Society.
He has served on a short-term mission trip to Honduras through the Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International (BMDMI).