Paula began working as Dr. DiLeo’s Dental Assistant in March 1986. It’s evident that over the many years they have worked together, Paula has developed extensive job knowledge and the ability to anticipate what is needed to deliver quality dentistry. In addition to these skills, her attention to detail, and sharp memory makes her the perfect Dental Assistant for Dr. DiLeo. What Paula enjoys most about her job is the relationship that she has established with many of our long- term patients. She’s been seeing some of them for over 32 years.
Regan Marchal, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Regan has over 20 years dental experience. She began her dental career as a dental assistant in 1998. Having had prior interest in medicine, she found her passion in dentistry. Regan is a graduate of LSU Dental School, where she received her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She feels that patient education is most important and takes time for explanation and questions. She also believes in the more natural and preventive methods, but is knowledgeable on pharmaceuticals and more aggressive treatment when needed. Regan enjoys meeting new people, traveling, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Regan is very excited about being on our team and has a passion for dental hygiene. She also loves welcoming all new patients and re-visiting with established patients.
Elva has been a dental office manager for over 30 years. Having previously worked as a hospital administrator and licensed insurance agent, she is very knowledgeable with billing, coding, and claim processing. She always tries to do the best for her patients utilizing their benefits. Elva attends seminars and continuing education courses to enrich her knowledge of the codes and billing changes. She is very caring and compassionate and thinks of her patients as family. Elva was born and raised in Lafitte, La. She is a very proud grandmother of 6, whom the 2 younger ones she has adopted.
Front Desk Coordinator
Francesca is the newest member of the team. she has been with Dr. DiLeo for over a year. She handles all front desk office duties including greeting patients with a warm, welcoming smile. She believes that every patient is number 1 priority and treats them with honesty and respect. Before joining the team, she attended Blue Cliff College for dental assisting. In college, she was an honor student, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA.
After graduating in 2016, she started her journey with DiLeo Dental Group. Before becoming a Dental Assistant, she was a Medical Assistant where she worked in hospice and volunteered in a few nursing homes. She loves meeting new people and enjoys putting smiles on peoples faces. Francesca hopes to continue education in the dental field in following Regan's footsteps to becoming a hygienist!