Clinton welcomes Bailey’s Dental Workshop _lowres

Advocate photo by STACY GILL -- The East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce celebrated the official opening of Bailey's Dental Workshop April 16 with a ribbon-cutting in Clinton. Attendees gathering April 16 in front row from left, are Crystal LaGrone, Bailey's employee; Bailey and Cheryl Bourgeois, owners; Clinton Mayor Lori Ann Bell; Jeff Williams, Record Insurance/Chamber board member; and Audrey Faciane, Chamber director; second row, Jennie Brian, Bailey's employee; Tim Smith, Bailey's employee; and Katherine Scales, Pelican State Credit Union; and third row, Jasmin Matthews, Mayor's office; Joe Howell, chamber president-elect; Martin Macdiarmid, Chamber president; Willie Johnson, Feliciana Finance; Leslie Ligon, attorney/property owner; Rob Ligon, Ligon Law; and Terry Craighead, Feliciana Tree Service.

The business community of Clinton celebrated the opening of Bailey’s Dental Workshop LLC, on April 16 at a ribbon-cutting.

East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce Director Audrey Faciane hosted the ceremony at the workshop, which is owned and operated by Bailey Bourgeois, a resident of Gurley.

The workshop employs a staff of four and specializes in the manufacturing of acrylic and custom dentures and splints and handles repairs for the dental community as well as delivers its custom-made parts to dental offices throughout the capital region.

“Bailey’s Workshop operated for 15 years in Baton Rouge before packing up and moving to East Feliciana Parish in November,” Bourgeois said. “I was lucky, my entire staff came with me, and we love it here. The community is filled with unique people.”

Business leaders, chamber members and officials from Clinton attended the ceremony, which included coffee and cake.

To contact Bourgeois or for information about Bailey’s Dental Workshop, email