Meet Our Mandeville-Causeway Team

Our Dentists

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Astrid Bratcher, DDS

“I pride myself in giving people confidence that they dream of having. There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone achieve the beautiful and healthy smile that they desire.” –Dr. Astrid Bratcher

Dr. Bratcher is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She moved to the North Shore with her daughter after the completion of dental school in 2002.  After a thorough exploration of dental offices on the North Shore, she found a dental practice with the same dental care standards and philosophies she places upon herself.  Dr. Bratcher strives to provide exceptional service and care to each patient that she sees. She has dedicated herself to the art and science of dentistry. She prides herself on being able to offer her patients the most conservative, long-lasting, and beautiful restorations that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Bratcher has spent hundreds of hours in seminars, study clubs, and other continuing education courses to stay current on advances in her field and master the newest techniques and drugs. She is certified in Conscious Sedation and is a Six Month Smiles recognized provider. Dr. Bratcher is a highly educated professional, possessing the skills and qualities patients’ desire from an experienced dentist. “We offer a pleasant relaxing experience with the use of sedation dentistry to those patients that are anxious or afraid of dental treatment. We want our patients to feel at home and comfortable, making this a true Family Practice,” says Dr. Bratcher. She has participated in several events that focus on “giving back” such as; Dentistry from the Heart and Grand’s Gift Day.

In her free time, Dr. Bratcher enjoys spending time with her daughter, working out, and cheering on the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints with close friends.

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Dr. Grand

William B. Grand, DDS

“Each member of my staff has been carefully hand-picked by myself, my partner, and my associates. Their educational backgrounds range from registered nursing to college graduates. Each member has been individually trained to show dedication, commitment, and compassion. They are the cream of the crop and form the core of my team. I believe that we were all given this life to make a legacy, to create something bigger than ourselves. At Grand Family Dentistry, I have led and trained all of my associates and staff to be compassionate, giving, and exceptional people. I am proud of the dentistry we provide and the comfortable environment our patients have grown to love and expect. We are one of the few offices in the area that will work with our patients financially to make sure that they receive the treatment they need regardless of the cost. We strive to educate our patients first so they may understand their treatment and ways they can improve their lives through prevention. Lastly, I am happy to announce we offer Sedation Dentistry in every office for those patients who have a hard time getting numb, those with high anxiety, and those of you who desire complete mouth restoration but do not want to have multiple appointments. I am looking forward to welcoming you to my practice and giving you the “Grand” treatment you deserve.” –Dr. William B. Grand

Dr. Grand has dedicated more than 13 years to providing families in our community with quality dental care for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Grand is originally from Baton Rouge but now lives in Mandeville. He spent 4 years in the United States Navy as an aircraft electrician. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Dr. Grand accepted a scholarship to Centenary College of Louisiana, where he received his bachelor’s in biology. Dr. Grand went on to earn his dental degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Anyone who has been treated by Dr. Grand can appreciate his honesty, wit, and a strong sense of family values. He makes the trip to the dentist worthwhile!

Outside of the office, Dr. Grand enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons, William and Andrew, and participation in outdoor activities.

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Our Support Staff

Dental Hygienist, Mandeville (North Causeway)

Alyssa Markham, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Alyssa grew up in Meraux, LA and later moved to Mandeville after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She attended Louisiana State University where she graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Alyssa has been a dental hygienist with Grand Family Dentistry for 4 years. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, family, and friends. She enjoys keeping busy and taking as many trips to the beach as possible.

Ms. Bihm, Office Coordinator

Allison Bihm

Office Coordinator

Allison is from Loranger, Louisiana and has been with Grand Family Dentistry for 1 year. Allison is passionate about helping others and wants to ensure that all of our patients have a wonderful experience at Grand Family Dentistry. Allison enjoys interacting and building relationships with our patients. Allison can assist you with any of your financial or dental questions. Allison is a great asset to our team!

In Allison’s free time she enjoys baking and spending time with her sons Everett and Dylan.