Welcome to Bayou Children's Dental Center

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About us

Welcome to Bayou Children’s Dental Center located in Houma, Louisiana. With over 40 years of combined dental experience, Dr. Claudia Cavallino, Dr. Paige Gaudet and Dr. Nicole Boxberger work together as a team striving to provide their young patients with the highest standard of dental care available.

We proudly offer the latest treatments and technologies available to ensure that the children, adolescents and special needs patients that visit our office, achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.

Our mission statement is to provide our patients and their families with personal, individualized, quality-focused care resulting in a superior experience for all.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Claudia Cavallino

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Paige Gaudet

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.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Nicole Boxberger

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 two sons live in New Orleans and enjoy spending time together experiencing all the city has to offer.

Our Patients Say

Hear about the smiles transformed at Bayou Children’s Dental Center. Our patients’ smiles and words speak volumes about the care and compassion they experience here.

"I love Bayou Children Dentistry. The staff was very nice and very professional. All doctors and staff are Awesome!!👍🏻 Mrs. Kayla did an amazing job. She cleaned my boy’s teeth very perfectly and explained everything very nicely. I called their office to reschedule my appointment and they did reschedule it. Thank you so much Mrs. Kayla and all staff. Really appreciate!"


"Absolutely love it. Today was my son's (just turned 2) 1st visit w/ a dentist. For the first experience, it was very nice. The staff was nice. The Dr. Cavallino was super nice, thorough and very concerned with my son's well being. My son loved the playful environment. The cleaning area (has 5 tables) did get a little tense when another kid started freaking out during his cleaning but I find the staff dealt w/ him appropriately. I'm glad I decided to bring my son here!"

Michelle A.

"Dr, Claudia is amazing with my 8 yr old son. He just recently had several cavities so he needed a few appointments to complete the work. The office staff is super friendly as well as the dental assistants. Everyone is professional! I love how they explain everything during the procedure and they show them all the tools."

Amanda G.

"Was very pleased with the staff, environment, and dentist. My little boy took a pretty hard fall and seemed to have some trauma to his top teeth. Our regular dentist was on vacation and this office took us in immediately. They were very kind, informative, and helpful. Thank y’all so much for making our first dental experience great."

Bridget C.

"Dr. Cavallino and staff are extremely professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend Bayou Children's Dental! "

Pete D.

"My son doesn't mind going to the dentist here. They have lots of toys in the waiting room and they do an excellent job of keeping my son's teeth healthy and clean."


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