Our Staff takes pride in getting to know our patients personally.  Here are some brief descriptions so that you may get to know us better.


F. Joseph Ferrara - Dentist

Dr. Ferrara grew up in New Orleans and moved to Mandeville in 1991 with his parents and two younger brothers. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and then LSU where he met his future wife Laura and finished magna cum laude. Dr. Ferrara has worked as a dentist on the Northshore since graduating LSU Dental School in 2003 and has been a resident of Madisonville since 2004. His wife, a veterinarian, works down the road at Tchefuncte Animal Hospital. They have two young children, Becca and Noah. Dr. Ferrara is happy to work in the town where he is raising his family and loves the atmosphere of Madisonville. The driving force behind his chosen career is the need to help others as well as the desire to work and create in fine detail with his hands. Personal connections with his patients are a priority to Dr. Ferrara. His special interests in dentistry include sedation dentistry, implants, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. He is an active member at St. Anselm Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, and his hobbies include family, entertaining friends, movies, and outdoor activities.


Kathleen LeBeau - Hygienist

Kathleen "Kate" LeBeau was born in Northeast Arkansas in the town of West Helena and was raised in Piggott, Arkansas. Kate had an interest in dentistry as a high school student when she became a dental assistant. After graduating high school, Kate went on to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas and then the University of Arkansas for Medical Science for dental hygiene. In 2002, she graduated with an Associate of Dental hygiene. She has three children and is very involved in cub scouts, league bowling and baseball.

"I like giving patients comfort", Kate said, "I want them to know that their concerns are heard and are always welcome." With over 20 years of hygiene experience and some prior years of dental assisting, we are lucky to have such a gentle and qualified dental team member.


Kelly Heck - Hygienist 

Kelly was born in New Orleans and moved to the northshore in 1993. She graduated from Covington High School and went on to receive a degree in Psychology from Southeastern University. After graduating from Southeastern she decided to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. In 2004 she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from LSU School of Dentistry. She has now been practicing for almost 16 years and resides in Bush with her husband Josh and two children. Kelly enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. Kelly loves interacting with her patients and making sure they have a very comfortable and positive experience.


Brittany Perrin - Scheduling Coordinator

Brittany grew up in Gretna, LA. After graduating from Archbishop Blenk High School she went on to graduate from Delgado Community College with an Associates in Business. Brittany began her dental career in 2007 as a Dental Assistant where she became X-Ray certified and received a promotion to Office Manager. She moved to the Northshore after starting a family. Brittany is married to Reed Perrin and they have two beautiful daughters. Brittany loves the family environment at Ferrara Family Dentistry and treats every patient as if they are family.


Taylor Armand - Dental Assistant 

Taylor is originally a southshore native, she moved to the northshore 19 years ago. Taylor is the youngest of 3 daughters, an aunt to 3 awesome kids and a fur mama to a sweet shih zu named Copper. Taylor graduated from Lakeshore High School in 2016 and started her dental assisting education at Delta College the same year. Taylor's favorite part about her career is the never ending new technologies, knowledge and techniques. When Taylor has free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves eating crawfish and reading.


Jennifer Harris - Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.


Ferrara Family Dentistry LLC

301 Covington St. 

Madisonville, LA 70447



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