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Our Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Claudia Cavallino attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She went on to complete a pediatric dental residency at LSU and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 2004. Dr. Cavallino completed her board certification in 2012.

In addition to providing dental care for children, teens, and special needs patients, Dr. Cavallino lectures for LSU Dental students as part of a part-time faculty appointment. She also serves as the pediatric dentist on the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial team at Ochsner Hospital and belongs to the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. She was appointed by the governor to serve on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Cavallino was selected to participate in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Leadership Institute in 2016 and received her certificate in 2018.

Dr. Paige Gaudet has been providing dental care for children, adolescents, and special needs patients since 2005. After graduating from Louisiana State University with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, she continued her training by completing a pediatric dental residency program at LSU and the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Gaudet is a member of such professional organizations as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the Bayou District Dental Society.

Dr. Gaudet maintains staff privileges at Gulf Coast Surgery Center in Houma.

She is married to Dr. Steven Gaudet and is the proud mother of twin boys: Sam and Reece.

Dr. Nicole Boxberger, who is originally from Kansas, earned her D.D.S. degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She moved to New Orleans to obtain her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry at LSU School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Boxberger completed her board certification in 2011. She has been caring for children in the area since 2010. Dr. Boxberger has served as the chairperson for Children’s Dental Health Month for the New Orleans Dental Association for several years.

Dr. Boxberger maintains active privileges at West Jefferson Medical Center, Ochsner Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, allowing her to care for patients who require sedation for their treatment. Dr. Boxberger, her husband, and their son live in New Orleans and enjoy spending time together experiencing all the city has to offer.