Meet The Doctors

Dr. Lafont, DDS

Dr. Lafont, DDS


Dr. Lafont grew up in the greater New Orleans area and graduated from Jesuit High School. After high school, Dr. Lafont attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and went on to dental school also at LSU in New Orleans.

Dr. Lafont understands that when life gets hectic, oral health can sometimes get bumped to the bottom of your priority list. He believes that through passionate care and judgment-free dentistry, together, we can work to get you back to smiling confidently and proudly.

In his free time, Dr. Lafont enjoys strolling around the French Quarter & Magazine Street, attending local festivals, & indulging in all that is New Orleans especially Mardi Gras! Who doesn't love a good Mardi Gras parade?!

Dr. Lafont is excited to grow with our practice and looks forward to getting to know each one of you.

David F. Davenport, DDS

Dr. David F. Davenport, DDS


David F. Davenport, DDS, graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and has since obtained certification in nitrous and conscious sedation as well as in Lumineers, super-thin veneers.

He has undergone training in dental implant techniques and is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and Northlake Dental Association. As the visionary behind the business, his main focus is the quality of patient care provided by the team at Mandeville Dental Care, ensuring our office provides a comfortable, compassionate experience for everyone.

Dr. Davenport and his wife live in Covington with their two beautiful children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, dining out, traveling, and snow skiing.

Meet Our Team

Catrina Lanza, Hygienist

Catrina Lanza


Catrina Lanza graduated from Carthage High School in upstate New York in 2008. She then traveled to Baton Rouge where she attended Louisiana State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. From there, she decided to make New Orleans her home after her acceptance to LSU School of Dentistry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She currently enjoys being an oral health advocate and being able to practice her passion for patient education as a part of the South Rivage Dental team.

Christina Powell, Hygienist

Christina Powell


Christina Powell is a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from ULM in 2013. Christina’s favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients and making them feel at home. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and cheering on the Saints! Who dat!

Kailyn Verdin, Practice Manager of Operations

Kailyn Verdin

Practice Manager of Operations

Kailyn is a recent graduate of Northwestern State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Business Administration. She has been a member of our company for almost 2 years now starting out as a Patient Service Representative. During her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, attending country concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.

Our Dental Philosophy

Extraordinary Patient Care

We want to make every trip to our office absolutely extraordinary. From the minute you walk through our doors to the very end of your visit, you will receive genuine, attentive care. Our kind, polite and compassionate team members will do everything they can to meet your needs. We want to earn a reputation for extraordinary patient care.

State-of-the-Art Facility

What else about our practice is one-of-a-kind? Our advanced technology! We invest in the best techniques and technologies in order to deliver the highest standard of care. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to deliver a safer, more comfortable and more accurate dental experience. We always aim for the most advanced care possible.

Comfortable & Relaxing Environment

Your comfort during your visit is our top priority. Our caring team creates a relaxed and welcoming environment and works with a gentle touch in every service they provide. If you feel anxious at all about coming to the dentist, we will put you at ease! It’s our goal to help you enjoy every aspect of your visit.

Treated Like Family

What do our patients love about our practice? That they feel like family here. Our kind and friendly team will always treat you as an individual and take the time to get to know you personally. We know that you have unique needs and desires, and we do everything we can to fulfill them.

Great Team

Our team is welcoming, friendly and accepting. We truly care about you, and want to help you achieve lasting oral health for years to come. No matter your background, your oral health struggles or your experience with dentistry, you will be treated with the utmost kindness here. You will be in excellent hands.

Patient-Focused Dentistry

You deserve to have a patient-centered dental experience. Patients often tell us about how comfortable they are in the chair at our practice, and it’s because we design your entire experience around you. We will communicate everything you need to know about your visit so you can feel at ease. You can trust that we have your best personal interests in mind.

If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

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