Dr. Anita J. Gouri, a Louisiana native, received her D.D.S. from the LSU School of Dentistry, where she garnered numerous awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Dentistry and Honors in Research. She completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, where the research she conducted was eventually published in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Acadiana District Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She is married to Dr. Brian Gouri, of New Orleans, and enjoys travel, singing, Saints football, and family time with their two daughters.