A confident smile often comes from confidence in pearly white, straight teeth. But a confident smile can also come from confidence in one’s oral health—an ability to eat a sticky treat or crunchy food without worry. Oral health is important for a lot reasons, and while a strong, white smile offers cosmetic benefits, it also offers health benefits. To ensure a lifetime of good oral health, caring for teeth should begin at an early age, with regular visits to the dentist. New Orleans offers exceptional dental practices with advanced technologies and experienced, award-winning dentists ready to help improve your and your family’s smiles. From braces and Invisalign to dental implants, whitening services, and veneers, comprehensive care is offered all over the city. Take a look at the following dental resources, their unique offerings and approaches, and get your next cleaning on the calendar today.


For nearly 20 years, Dr. Jason Parker has been taking care of the dental needs for children of all ages with gentleness and compassion. Patients travel from within a 45-mile radius of his Metairie, Covington, and Slidell offices to see him and his incredible staff.

“The key is having an energetic, friendly, experienced staff that creates a relaxed, positive and fun experience for every child,” says Dr. Parker.

In 2008, Parker received the New Dentist Award from the Louisiana Dental Association. Throughout his career, he has extended care beyond his practice with a number of philanthropic endeavors. As chairman for the 2007 March of Dimes Gala, he raised $7,000 for neonatal research. Parker has also been involved in many levels of organized dentistry; he has served as chairman for Children’s Dental Health Month for the New Orleans Dental Association, helped to produce a documentary with the American Dental Association, and is a 2019 Honoree for the American Cancer Society Belles & Beaus Gala.

To schedule an appointment for your child or for more information, visit DocParker4Kids.com.


With almost 40 years of experience, Oak Family Dental, the family-run practice of Drs. Troy Sr., Jr., and Margaret Patterson has continued to adapt and grow with the advances in dental treatment. With the advent of digital dental technology, including radiology, impressions, same-day crowns, Invisalign, implants and cosmetics, this practice in Metairie has continued to excel by offering the latest and greatest dentistry has to offer.

A family-run practice, this father-daughter-son dental team works together creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Recognizing the wants and needs of their patients, this practice focuses on comprehensive care, with particular attention to overall health. A variety of procedures ranging from preventative to full-mouth rehabilitations, including implants, are offered. Providing top of the line procedures in house makes it more convenient for patients and reduces the overall cost.

A membership plan is available for non-insurance patients, which includes preventative and emergency visits at no charge, as well as a discount on all procedures. For more information, visit OakFamilyDental.com or call 504-834-6410.


A family and team of native New Orleanians, Tufton Family Dentistry is the practice of Dr. Peter Tufton, who works side-by-side with his wife, a dental hygienist, and his son, Dr. Michael Tufton. Dr. Peter Tufton founded the practice in the ‘70s and offers decades of of invaluable dental experience.

A comfortable and inviting space for patients of all ages, Tufton Family Dentistry is equipped with advanced technology to provide outstanding care. They use the Trios 3D scanner for digital impressions, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays for more accurate diagnoses. DentalVibe is used by the practice for pain-free injections.

Each treatment room is equipped with a touch-screen computer, which allows patients the opportunity to see firsthand the images of their teeth while discussing the diagnosis and treatment process directly with doctors. The wide range of services offered by Tufton Family Dentistry include implants, veneers, and botox.

Tufton Family Dentistry offers affordable care and several financing options. Visit TuftonDDS.com for more information.


Want a brighter, whiter smile? Drs. Kristie Reine and Edmund Ring are eager to answer your questions and help create a beautiful, brilliant smile while boosting your confidence. With a wide range of services and advanced equipment and technology, Lakeshore Family Dentistry can help you maintain clean teeth, restore shine and whiteness to your teeth, or restore lost or damaged teeth with services such as implants.

Drs. Reine and Ring are both Louisiana natives and proud graduates of LSU School of Dentistry. They are each active members of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and Lake Pontchartrain Study Club.

Take the first step towards a more beautiful smile and call Lakeshore Family Dentistry to make an appointment with Dr. Reine or Dr. Ring. A variety of payment options ensure a beautiful, healthy smile is within reach for everyone. The practice is located at 435 Robert Boulevard in Slidell. Call 985-643-1852, and visit LakeshoreFamilyDentistry.com.


DeFelice Dental is committed to a conservative approach in patient care—focusing on preventative measures and maintenance as well as on patient education. They provide top quality care in a relaxed atmosphere. For patients who may require more complex treatment, the DeFelice Dental team provides comprehensive care with a gentle, caring touch. Services provided at the practice include gentle cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, nonsurgical gum care, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, natural looking crowns, and implants. In addition to visual cancer screenings completed during appointments, Velscope oral cancer early detection technology is available for patients needing or requesting more advanced screening.

Prior to leading his team at DeFelice Dental, Dr. Tre DeFelice worked as the Clinical Director of a unique specialty practice in New Orleans, where he planned, delivered, and coordinated patient treatment along with a team of dental specialists, gaining tremendous experience and knowledge along the way. Dr. DeFelice spends many hours in continuing education to advance in areas of comprehensive patient care, esthetics, and dental implants.

DeFelice Dental is conveniently located on at 1900 N. Causeway Blvd. near I-10. For more information, visit DeFeliceDental.net or call 504-833-4300.


All that is good begins with a smile. At Dr. Bridget Brahney Family Dentistry, your smile is a top priority. Dr. Brahney and her team are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile, whether it be through routine cleanings and checkups or through finding a solution to a more complex dental concern.

When you visit Dr. Bridget Brahney Family Dentistry, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including the latest advancements that reduce discomfort and expedite care. Dr. Brahney offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family, from Velscope oral cancer screening to fillings, crowns, and tooth whitening.

Not only are Dr. Brahney and her team focused on the beauty of your smile, but they’re also concerned about your health. To that end, they focus on thorough exams and routine cleanings. For more information about Dr. Bridget Brahney and her practice, or to schedule an appointment, visit SmileNewOrleans.com or call 504-888-6860.


Conveniently located on the Canal streetcar line in Mid-City, Mid-City Smiles Family Dentistry offers complete dental care for all ages—everything from routine cleanings and cosmetic procedures to advanced implant dentistry and comprehensive orthodontics for the whole family. Dr. Mark Anderson, Dr. Jessica Tingstrom, and Dr. Julio Marin pride themselves in their top-quality, patient-first approach to family dentistry and are excited to welcome a new dentist to their team: Dr. Katerine Pagoada. Born in Honduras and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Pagoada is a graduate of UNO and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Mark Anderson is recognized as a leading area provider of Invisalign. At Mid-City Smiles, Invisalign is offered for teens and adults. The practice also offers other orthodontic services, including braces. Mid-City Smiles’ state-of-the-art office features the latest technology, allowing the team to employ advanced techniques in creating and restoring beautiful, healthy smiles.

Mid-City Smiles is uniquely positioned to serve the Spanish-, Vietnamese-, and Lebanese-speaking communities of New Orleans. For scheduling and information, visit MidCitySmiles.com or call 504-485-6575.


Your smile is one of your most important features; it’s unique to you. Everyone’s oral health, overall health, and financial position is different, so at DiMarco Dental, Drs. Damon DiMarco and Joanne Hoppe provide individualized care and solutions that fit your specific needs. From routine cleanings, custom snore guards, whitening, to implants and Invisalign, DiMarco Dental provides a variety of oral health services that will keep you both healthy and happy.

It’s never too early to visit DiMarco Dental. Patients start as early as two years old, as developing good habits early can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Young patients often require sealants and other preventative measures to combat the temptations of the modern diet, especially sugar found in foods and beverages.

To schedule an appointment or for more information on DiMarco Dental and the practice’s holistic approach to dentistry, call 504-366-5611 or visit DimarcoDental.com. New patients are welcome at their Gretna-based of office at 309 Gretna Blvd.