Zachary Ridgeway Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and our assistants are EDDA and X-ray certified. We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. Visit our Zachary-Ridgeway dentist office for your next dental appointment.

Lauren Goza

Office Manager

Lauren GozaLauren joined the Hood Dental Care team in 2021 after graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Marketing. She is eager to serve patients at the office she grew up going to as a child. Lauren is passionate about dentistry and helping others feel confident about their smile. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her friends and her sweet golden retriever, Sage.



KayceeKaycee joined the Hood Dental Care team as a full-time hygienist in June 2017. She has worked as a dental hygienist since graduating from LSU’s School of Dentistry in 2011. She enjoys helping her patients achieve a healthy smile by promoting total oral health. In her free time, Kaycee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.



Danielle graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is from Clinton and currently lives there with her husband. She enjoys being outdoors and playing tennis. Danielle loves getting to know her patients and looks forward to providing thorough and gentle care to them . She also had the pleasure of working with Dr. Liz before her retirement for two and a half years.



EmilieEmilie joined the Hood Dental Care team in 2018 as a dental assistant. She returned in 2023 as a dental hygienist after receiving her Bachelor of Science from LSU Dental School. Emilie’s favorite part about being a dental hygienist is educating her patients about their oral health. In her free time, she loves spending time with her two golden retrievers.