Meet The Team
Meet Dr. Kacos
By the age of 16 after undergoing multiple surgeries, countless visits to the dentist and the orthodontist, Dr. Kacos knew he wanted to be a dentist so that he could transform the lives of people just like his great doctors did for him. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and believes one of his biggest blessings is that he truly loves his craft and learning more about dentistry is fun for him.
Dr. Kacos travels the globe learning how to perform at an expert level in all facets of dentistry. He has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, both a Fellowship and Mastership in the International College of Oral Implantologists and is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Needless to say these credentials make Dr. Kacos a true leader in his profession in fact , he was just named as a “Top 40 under 40” by the Dental Success Network. Dr. Kacos has lectured on stages from coast to coast and has been on many dental podcasts. His team at SDS is also Google’s highest rated team in Shreveport.
Dr. Kishan Patel
Dr. Kishan Patel is a 2022 graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Originally from Bossier City, Dr. Patel attended Airline High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Together with his wife, Dr. Patel enjoys cooking and experiencing different cuisines from around the world. In his free time, Dr. Patel cheers on the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.
“I look forward to meeting you and learning about your dental experience. I strive to provide gentle care in an efficient manner. My goal is for patients to feel comfortable during every visit and to leave confidently with a healthier smile.”
Why Choose US
Our experience and training creates your experience and results! Don’t trust our word for it, check out our 5 star google rating. Our state of the art facility and equipment combined with proven systems create predictable and long lasting results. Our award winning team deliver a real written warranty on your dental work!
Shreveport's Preferred Dental Solution
Hear from our patients why they continue to choose us. Our patients say it best.
Your Caring Dental Team
Nika "Megawatt Smile" PucketTreatment Coordinator
Nika is our treatment coordinator. She knows our office inside and out. From insurance to post-op instructions. Nika has us all covered. Nika has the biggest smile in the office and she always leads by example. If any of us get out of line we know Nika will remind us of our core values. Her good humor and work ethic is a sight to behold.
Ligia "Sweet tooth" MoralesBilling & Insurance
Ligia is our insurance specialist and she really takes her job seriously. You could not ask for a better insurance specialist. Ligia is detailed oriented and she loves learning more about insurance coding from many online communities and nationwide coding courses. Ligia is from Colombia and has an incredible life story filled with entrepreneurship, perseverance, and motherhood. Ligia has a factor five sweet tooth.
Laurie | Unstoppable Force
Laurie is Mrs. Dependable. Laurie never stops working until everything is done. Laurie is our support team she keeps the office running smoothly.
Rachael | Hygiene Coordinator
Racheal is our hygiene coordinator. Racheal has been in the dental game for years. She has core competency in nearly all aspects of the dental office. She happens to excel at answering phones and answering 10,000 questions per day. Racheal keeps the hygienist’s schedule running smoothly and efficiently. Racheal gets her goals accomplished quickly and will be doing much more for Shreveport Dental Solutions in the near future. She is easy to talk to and drama free.
Stephanie LaFitte "Lead Hygienist"
Dr. Kacos feels so proud to have Stephanie on his team. He has watched her grow her skills and knowledge over the years and as you know that professional development really resonates with doc. Stephanie is a next-level hygienist that understands the real science of the mouth-body connection. Stephanie is rock solid and consistent and she has a passion for philanthropy. Stephanie is our hygiene team lead and after asking to become our philanthropy team leader doc had no choice but to happily oblige. Stephanie coordinates our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.
Mysti "Most Gentle" UbedaDental Hygienist
Mysti recently earned our team's Kool Aid award for "being cool under pressure." Mysti is one heck of a hard working hygienist. She is very gentle and is a great one sided conversationalist. Mysti is sponge when it comes to soaking up dental knowledge and we love having her as part of our team.
Tara "Wonder Kid" WoodsDental Hygienist
Tara is our more quiet soft-spoken hygienist. People love her calming energy and she gets tons of 5 star reviews. Tara is always the first and last hygienist at the office and we love that about her.
Deria "Yessir" RatliffeAssistant Team Lead
Deria is our assistant team lead for a reason. Deria only needs to be shown things once and she has it locked up. No mistakes from this gal, she is a true lead by example type of person. Deria lives by the old creed "early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"
Jade "Good vibes only" GriffithHygiene Coordinator
Jade is the most perfect culture fit for our office. Jade is naturally one of the happiest and most positive people in our lives and she is the perfect fit as our guest greeter and hygiene coordinator. Jade is very interested in health, wellness and personal development.
More Than Just A Dental Office
Our passion for service will never change. We know connection matters. Dr. Kacos is often working in the Shreveport community to support Schools and Charitable Organizations.
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