Meet Our Staff
Our specialty is creating beautiful and healthy smiles! In addition to state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns and advanced tooth whitening, we also take care of your family’s general dentistry needs, such as regular checkups, cleanings, white fillings, crowns, bridges and children’s dentistry.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Tauzin. I am married to my wonderful husband Jude, and we have two sons, Jackson and Emile. I began working at Dr. Malone’s office as a hygiene assistant working with my mom who was a full-time hygienist at Dr. Malone’s, until I graduated from LSUSD is 2001. From there, we worked together as hygienists until she retired in 2008. As I grew up around people focused on complete oral health and dentistry, I knew that following in my mom’s footsteps would be the way for me. Since I worked as a hygiene assistant here, I knew that this was the kind of practice I dreamed of working for. The amazing and friendly staff, and Dr. Malone’s talent as a cosmetic dentist, makes every day something to look forward to. After my mom retired, I began working alongside my sister Dr. Katherine Thimmesch. I am actively involved in the American Dental Hygiene Association on national, state, and local levels along with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
My name is Alison Smoorenburg, I am married to my wonderful husband Ethan Smoorenburg. We have four dogs and love to spend our time outside! I grew up in Franklin, LA and now reside in Carencro, LA. I attended Academy of Acadiana in New Iberia where I received my certifications in dental and orthodontic assisting. I started working for Mike Malone and Associates in July 2016 as the Hygienist Coordinator. I love my work, family, and patients!
My name is Brittni Page. I grew up in Lafayette and now reside in Rayne. I’m married and have one daughter and one son. We enjoy swimming and playing outdoors together. Growing up, I always wanted to be a part of the dental field. I attended The Acadiana Area Dental College and became a certified dental assistant. In 2007, I joined Dr. Malone’s team as a hygiene assistant. Dr. Malone encouraged me to further my education, and this is how I became an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. I presently work as Dr. Malone’s chair side dental assistant. We work very well together to provide our patients with the best cosmetic dentistry possible, and our passion is to make your smile healthy!
Hi! My name is Suzie Hargroder, and I am the patient coordinator. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Raymond Hargroder, and we have a wonderful daughter, Rhea-Claire. I love to read, jog, and garden. As a practicing dental hygienist since 1981, I have encountered so many people who long for a beautiful smile. If that is your dream, come to Dr. Malone and Associates. Healthy, gorgeous smiles are what we offer to everyone. I am very happy to be a part of this practice and can not wait to meet you!
Hi, my name is Jamie Ashmore. I grew up in New Iberia and now reside in Lafayette with my husband Brett. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. I attended the Academy of Acadiana where I became a certified dental assistant. In May of 2011, I joined Dr. Malone’s team as Dr. Thimmesch’s full-time assistant, also working in the Zoom room. After working here for a couple of months Dr. Malone gave me the opportunity to further my education and I became an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. I enjoy making sure patients are comfortable and have a good dental experience!
My name is Karen Smith and I am the Financial Coordinator. I reside in Church Point with my wonderful husband, Troy, and we have two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Megan. I have been in the dental field since 2006 and joined Dr. Malone’s team in 2012. I assist our patients with all financial aspects of their care so they can get optimum dental health. When you come to our practice, you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere. We have a great team of professionals who want to give our patients a great experience. Outside of the office, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Victoria Hargrave. I am married to my amazing husband Dylan. In our spare time, we enjoy fishing and spending time with family. I am the scheduling coordinator here at Dr. Malone’s office. I started here in September of 2016 after attending Southwest Dental Academy where I became a certified dental assistant. I enjoy greeting every patient with a smile when they walk through the door!