Top Dentists

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SELECTION PROCESS

“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”

This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results.

The nomination pool of dentists consists of all dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as all dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer’s work when evaluating the other nominees.

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received, status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, etc.) can play a factor in our decision.

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists.

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in Louisiana.  A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.


This list is excerpted from the 2019 topDentists™ list, a database, which includes listings for more than 190 dentists and specialists in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit usatopdentists.com

Endodontics

Covington

Allen N. Sawyer

Sawyer Endodontics

216 West 21st Avenue

985-327-7354

sawyerendo.com

 

Kenner

David J. Toca

2301 Williams Boulevard, Suite B

504-466-3353

 

Mandeville

Rodney J. Isolani

Isolani Endodontics

102 Fontainbleau Drive, Suite E-2

985-893-0715

isolaniendo.com

Charles O. Roy

Northshore Endodontics

1510 West Causeway Approach, Suite C

985-674-0060

charlesroydds.com

 

Metairie

Dominick J. Alongi

Northlake Endodontics & Microsurgery

3621 Ridgelake Drive, Suite 301

504-832-2433

northlakeendo.com

Bryan P. Bohning

Bohning Endodontics

4051 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 312

504-888-4034

bohningendodontics.com

Garrett B. Morris

Endodontic Specialists

4520 Clearview Parkway

504-885-0177

neworleansendo.com

Lauren S. Vedros

Northlake Endodontics & Microsurgery

3621 Ridgelake Drive, Suite 301

504-832-2433

northlakeendo.com

 

New Orleans

George H. Arch, Jr.

Uptown Endodontics and Implantology

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 701

504-895-1100

lisagermain.com

Lisa P. Germain

Uptown Endodontics and Implantology

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 701

504-895-1100

lisagermain.com

 

Slidell

Scott E. Bonson

Endodontic Associates

190 Cross Gates Boulevard

985-649-4881

slidellendo.com

Arthur W. Dickerson II

Endodontic Associates

190 Cross Gates Boulevard

985-649-4881

slidellendo.com

J. Jared Harmon

Lakeshore Endodontics

102 Village Street, Suite B

985-643-4600

lakeshoreendodontics.com

 


My Toughest Case

Removing the Fear

Dr. Aymee Costales-Spindler

In the 1960s, when Aymee Spindler (neé Costales) arrived in the United States as a young immigrant from Havana, Cuba, she developed a keen interest in the biological sciences – particularly health and healing sciences. Perhaps it ran in the family. “My grandmother had wanted to be a dentist and used to always tell me how she wished she could have been one,” she recalled. “Dentistry seemed to be the best choice given my aptitudes and likes.”

Once she entered dental school at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, she became fond of periodontics — the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in dental implants. Upon completion of her degree, she became New Orleans’ first female periodontist.

“As a periodontist, I treat diseases and defects involving the periodontium – the soft and hard tissues around the teeth,” she said. “This is accomplished via surgical as well as non-surgical procedures.”

Spindler noted that the biggest challenges in her work generally involve patients who have waited a long time to seek professional help and now have a severe condition.

“Most of the time, these are people who are ‘afraid of the dentist,’” she said. “They usually have had a traumatic experience involving dental treatment.  As their doctor, not only do I have to figure out how to improve their periodontal problem but I also have to find out what their fear is about and how to best alleviate it.”

She takes an integrative approach to this type of problem – possessing an awareness of the body as a whole in how to best treat each individual person.

“Sometimes, simply having a discussion about their fears and what they would want me to do differently to make their treatment acceptable is all it takes,” she said.

Other times, in severe cases, she resorts to prescribing anti-anxiety medication for the treatment day or even IV sedation. “Sometimes we have to opt for alternative, less fear-provoking treatment options,” she said.

“Too often, we try to fit patients into categories and push for a certain treatment option that is currently accepted to be the best for their particular problem. Each person is different and I have to find the best way to help, given their current overall physical and emotional state.” This, she added, is a “wisdom that has come to me with time.” – Sarah Ravits


Periodontal Health Specialists

2540 Severn Ave #402, Metairie, 504-887-8205, periohealthspecialists.com

Bachelor of Science from LSU Shreveport, 1978

DDS from LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, 1982

Certificate in Periodontics from LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, 1985


 

General Dentistry

 

Belle Chasse

 

Stuart J. Guey, Jr.

8951 Highway 23

504-394-6200

drguey.com

Charles A. Haydel

8635 Highway 23

504-394-7456

 

Covington

 

Mary A. Beilman

426 South Tyler Street

985-893-5138

drbeilman.com

Joel E. Burvant

Burvant Family Dentistry

601 West 18th Avenue

985-892-2403

burvantfamilydentistry.com

Shannon O. Doyle

More Smiles Dental Spa

7007 Highway 190

985-809-7645

moresmiles.com

Kathleen G. Engel

522 East Rutland Street

985-893-2270

James A. Moreau, Jr.

More Smiles Dental Spa

7007 Highway 190 East Service Road

985-809-7645

moresmiles.com

R. Glen Spell

Family Dental Center

79132 Highway 40

985-893-3900

spellfamilydentistry.com

 

Gretna

 

Kenneth E. Alfortish

517 Whitney Avenue, Suite A

504-368-2792

Brian D. Connell

Connell Family Dentistry

137 Bellemeade Boulevard

504-273-4077

connelldentalcare.com

Damon J. DiMarco

DiMarco Dental

309 Gretna Boulevard

504-366-5611

dimarcodental.com

Michael Tufton

Tufton Family Dentistry

654 Terry Parkway

504-362-5270

tuftondds.com

Peter M. Tufton

Tufton Family Dentistry

654 Terry Parkway

504-362-5270

tuftondds.com

 

Hammond

 

Eugene R. Graff, Jr.

Louisiana Dental Center

800 C M Fagan Drive, Suite A

985-345-5888

ladentalcenter.com

Sue C. LeBlanc

Hammond Family Dentistry

1007 West Thomas Street, Suite E

985-345-8602

hammondfamilydentist.com

Jill Truxillo

Beautiful Smiles

20204 United States Highway 190 East

985-662-5550

hammondbeautifulsmiles.com

 

Harahan

 

Dennis L. Henry

6367 Jefferson Highway

504-737-5294

 

Harvey

 

Barton C. Barré

Barré Dental Care

2645 Manhattan Boulevard, Suite D-5

504-367-0355

barredental.com

Frederick H. Gruezke

1705 Lapalco Boulevard, Suite 2

504-361-3697

noladentist.com

Wendy M. Maes

New Orleans Dental Center

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Suite F-201

504-313-1305

neworleansdentalcenter.com

 

Jefferson

 

Charles M. Jouandot

Jefferson Dental Care

3809 Jefferson Highway

504-833-2211

jeffersondentalcare.com

 

Kenner

 

Jacob C. McInnis

Exceptional Dental

1305 West Esplanade Avenue

504-469-6333

exceptionaldentalofla.com

James D. Roethele

Roethele Dental Esthetics

283 West Esplanade Avenue

504-461-0500

roetheledental.com

Larry A. Wise

909 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 101

504-464-0202

 

Madisonville

 

Charles B. Foy, Jr.

400 Pine Street

P.O. Box 10

985-845-8042

foyfamilydentistry.com

Melissa H. Pellegrini

Miles of Smiles

198 Highway 21

985-845-2992

milesofsmilesdds.com

 

Mandeville

 

Jason Alvarez

Beau Sourire Family Dentistry

2881 Highway 190 Street, Suite D-4

985-626-8980

beausourirefamilydentistry.com

Martha A. Carr

280 Dalwill Drive

985-727-0047

marthacarrdds.com

Glen J. Corcoran

3701 Highway 59, Suite E

985-871-9733

Gabriel F. Daroca III

2140 9th Street

985-624-8268

Daniela Eversgerd

Allure Dental

1901 Highway 190, Suite 14

985-951-2220

alluredentalhealth.com

Joseph F. Fitzpatrick

812 Park Avenue

985-626-9791

Cherie P. LeSaicherre

3601 Highway 190, Suite A

985-674-0303

cheriedds.com

Toby B. Moffatt

1510 West Causeway Approach, Suite A

985-727-4848

Louis Passauer, Jr.

231 Saint Ann Drive, Suite 1

985-727-0024

Dennis R. Preau

2140 9th Street

985-624-8268

 

Marrero

 

Darrell P. Bourg, Jr.

Exceptional Dental

2521 Ames Boulevard, Suite C

504-900-1195

exceptionaldentalofla.com

Maria R. Burmaster

Barataria Dental

2272 Barataria Boulevard

504-341-3120

baratariadental.com

 

Metairie

 

Debra C. Arnold

2732 Athania Parkway

504-837-4992

Bridget A. Brahney

Bridget Brahney Family Dentistry

3508 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

504-888-6860

smileneworleans.com

Joseph M. Campo

4141 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 205

504-888-1617

metairiedentalpractice.com

George P. Cerniglia

3320 Hessmer Avenue

504-454-5880

drcerniglia.com

Hunter L. Charvet, Sr.

Charvet Dental Center

2300 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

504-208-4751

drcharvet.com

Myrna L. Collado-Torres

3330 Kingman Street, Suite 6

504-888-2092

drmyrnalcollado.com

Joseph J. Collura, Jr.

3223 8th Street, Suite 202

504-455-7717

drcollura.com

George T. Comeaux, Jr.

2620 Metairie Road

504-834-2180

Stan P. Cowley III

Cowley Dental Care

3237 Metairie Road

504-831-4895

cowleydentalcare.com

Stan P. Cowley, Jr.

Cowley Dental Care

3237 Metairie Road

504-831-4895

cowleydentalcare.com

Duane P. Delaune

Delaune Dental

3801 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 305

504-885-8869

delaunedental.com

Tre J. DeFelice

1900 N. Causeway Blvd.

504-833-4300

defelicedental.net

Shelly Ereth-Barone

GNO Dental Care

110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 105-A

504-832-1164

gnodentalcare.com

Terry F. Fugetta

4508 Clearview Parkway, Suite 1-A

504-454-7008

Michael W. Gallagher

Gallagher Family Dentistry

4440 Chastant Street, Suite A

504-887-0181

Nicole H. Hunn

3108 West Esplanade Avenue

504-838-8118

gregstrain.com

Eva L. Jessup

Clearview Dental Care

2221 Clearview Parkway, Suite 202

504-455-1667

clearviewdentalcare.com

Wynn Kapit

3024 Kingman Street

504-455-2984

Nanette LoCoco

4325 Loveland Street, Suite B

504-335-2992

Thomas F. McCoy III

4432 Conlin Street, Suite B

504-889-1209

mymetairiedentist.com

Kirk E. Melton

4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 320

504-456-5103

James Nelson

Nelson Dental Care

3939 Houma Boulevard, Suite 11

504-226-6478

nelsondentalcarela.com

Troy L. Patterson

Oak Family Dental

1001 North Causeway Boulevard

504-834-6410

oakfamilydental.com

Stephanie A. Picou

Picou Family Dentistry

3414 Hessmer Avenue, Suite 201

504-454-0067

picoufamilydentistry.com

Jene’ C. Ponder

2620 Metairie Road

504-834-2180

Greer C. Reisig

Schwartz Dental Group

337 Metairie Road, Suite 302

504-832-2043

drjohnschwartz.com

Garry S. Salvaggio

Salvaggio Dental Care

3223 8th Street, Suite 202

504-455-7717

smilegenesis.com

Kevin J. Schellhaas

4741 Trenton Street

504-887-1272

John C. Schwartz

Schwartz Dental Group

337 Metairie Road, Suite 302

504-832-2043

drjohnschwartz.com

Roger W. Sherwood

Sherwood Dentistry

2316 Metairie Road

504-833-9552

sherwooddentistry.com

Joseph P. Simone II

4420 Conlin Street, Suite 204

504-456-0964

simonedental.com

Ryan M. Thibodaux

Storyville Dentistry

815 North Causeway Boulevard

504-831-4009

storyvilledental.com

Gerard R. Tully, Jr.

701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A-212

504-831-4837

Corky Willhite

The Smile Design Center

111 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 777

504-831-1131

smiledesigncenter.com

Lisa Wyatt

Metairie Village Dentistry

701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A-110

504-613-5499

lisawyattdds.com

Donald D. Yuratich

2708 David Drive

504-888-8110

 

New Orleans

 

Mark D. Anderson

Mid-City Smiles Family Dentistry

3625 Canal Street

504-485-6575

midcitysmiles.com

Donald P. Bennett

1010 Common Street, Suite 810

504-523-4882

Stephen C. Brisco, Sr.

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue, Suite 127

504-619-8721

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Robert A. Camenzuli

Camenzuli Dental Excellence

1319 Amelia Street

504-895-3400

camenzulidental.com

James A. Campo

Campo Dentistry

2215 South Carrollton Avenue

504-866-0681

Mark S. Chaney

1407 South Carrollton Avenue

504-861-2523

chaneyfamilydentistry.com

Tracy M. Crear

Smiling Faces Family Dentistry

4747 Earhart Boulevard, Suite C

504-392-9874

tracycrear.com

Roy J. Delatte, Jr.

8384 Jefferson Highway, Suite 3

504-738-7056

Timothy J. Delcambre

3426 Coliseum Street

504-895-6657

yourneworleansdentist.com

Denice L. Derbes

6251 General Diaz Street

504-486-2876

Jay C. Dumas

Dumas Family Dentistry

3004 Gentilly Boulevard

504-435-1800

dumasfamilydentistry.com

Dov Glazer

3525 Prytania Street, Suite 312

504-895-1137

glazers.net

Shira Glazer

3525 Prytania Street, Suite 312

504-895-1137

glazers.net

Leslie P. Gottsegen

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 610

504-891-5000

Henry A. Gremillion

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-619-8500

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Van T. Himel

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8395

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Erin L. Katz

2801 Napoleon Avenue

504-891-2826

williamkrameriiidds.com

William E. Kramer III

2801 Napoleon Avenue, Suite A

504-891-2826

williamkrameriiidds.com

Susan S. Lebon

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 605

504-899-5400

Deborah E. Lesem

100 Robert E. Lee Boulevard

504-608-0594

drlesem.com

Edward E. Levy III

7037 Canal Boulevard, Suite 206

504-283-5549

Frank G. Martello

1502 Amelia Street

504-891-9119

frankmartello.com

John H. Moffatt, Jr.

Moffatt & Walsh

5809 Citrus Boulevard, Suite 100

504-733-8551

Jonah R. Moore

1534 Aline Street

504-899-2333

Kendall P. Parker

Parker Dental Center

5121 North Claiborne Avenue

504-949-4547

pdcnola.com

Paul C. Perez

Avenue Family Dentistry

3600 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 202

504-304-4761

theavenuefamilydentistry.com

Kristopher P. Rappold

Audubon Dental Group

6120 Magazine Street

504-891-7471

audubondentalgroup.com

Gizelle P. Richard

4460 General DeGaulle Drive

504-394-5330

drgizellerichard.com

Elizabeth E. Riggs

Elizabeth Riggs Dentistry

3442 Magazine Street

504-891-1115

smilesbyriggs.com

J. Kent Roby

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 700

504-899-3497

drjkentroby.com

Wallace G. Serpas III

CBD Dental Care

316 Baronne Street

504-525-9990

cbddentalcare.com

Jessica Tingstrom

Mid-City Smiles Family Dentistry

3625 Canal Street

504-485-6575

midcitysmiles.com

Kim M. Tolar

Tolar Family Dentistry

2502 Napoleon Avenue

504-891-1880

tolarfamilydentistry.com

Sammy Tom

Uptown Dental

8131 Saint Charles Avenue

504-304-6800

uptowndentalnola.com

William R. Yeadon

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-619-8721

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

 

River Ridge

 

W. Keith DeJong

De Jong-Plaisance Family Dentistry

10154 Jefferson Highway

504-264-6566

riverridgesmiles.com

Warren J. Palmisano III

2020 Dickory Avenue, Suite 104

504-733-0871

wjpalmisanodds.com

Kerry T. Plaisance, Jr.

De Jong-Plaisance Family Dentistry

10154 Jefferson Highway

504-264-6566

riverridgesmiles.com

 

Slidell

 

Michael J. Appleton

Oak Harbor Family Dentistry

480 Oak Harbor Boulevard

985-649-9455

michaelappletondds.com

J. Kevin Curley

2800 Gause Boulevard East, Suite D

985-649-7510

smilenaturally.com

John J. Killeen, Jr.

Slidell Smiles

110 Village Square

985-643-7516

slidellsmiles.com

Kristie L. Reine

Lakeshore Family Dentistry

435 Robert Boulevard

985-643-1852

lakeshorefamilydentistry.com

Edmund M. Ring

Lakeshore Family Dentistry

435 Robert Boulevard

985-643-1852

lakeshorefamilydentistry.com

Stephen J. Tomaszewski

Camellia City Family Dentistry

1275 7th Street

985-641-4444

ccfdentistry.com

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

Covington

Ben A. Almerico

Almerico Oral & Maxillofacial

195 Greenbriar Boulevard, Suite 100

985-892-9993

 

Marrero

Anthony A. Indovina

5132 Lapalco Boulevard

504-340-2401

indovinaoralsurgery.com

 

Metairie

Michael S. Block

The Center for Dental Reconstruction

110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 112

504-833-3368

centerfordentalreconstruction.com

Edward J. Boos

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Associates

3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 202

504-456-5033

neworleansoralsurgery.com

Michael G. Ferguson

Oral Surgery Services

4420 Conlin Street, Suite 203

504-455-9960

oralsurgeryservices.net

Daniel B Harris

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Associates

3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 202

504-456-5033

ww.neworleansoralsurgery.com

Walter C. Jackson

Jackson Oral Surgery

4051 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 200

504-455-7161

jacksonoralsurgery.com

Robert E. Lane

Southern Oral Surgery

4224 Houma Boulevard, Suite 230

504-454-4515

southernoralsurgery.com

Demarcus D. Smith IV

Oral Surgery Services

4420 Conlin Street, Suite 203

504-455-9960

oralsurgeryservices.net

 

New Orleans

Kimberly A. Meng

608 Tchoupitoulas Street

504-525-2454

Hugo Saint Hilaire

New Orleans Craniofacial

3700 Street Charles Avenue

504-444-1551

nolacraniofacial.com

Charles P. Silvia, Jr.

Southern Oral Surgery

3525 Prytania Street, Suite 216

504-899-8173

southernoralsurgery.com

 

Slidell

Nathan R. Brown

Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery

1271 7th Street

985-643-1010

northlakeofs.com

C. Bradley Dickerson

Pontchartrain Oral Surgery

2334 Gause Boulevard East

985-641-2030

pontchartrainoralsurgery.com

 

Oral Pathology

 

New Orleans

Kitrina G. Cordell

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

P.O. Box 137

504-941-8449

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Molly S. Rosebush

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8333

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

 


 

My Toughest Case

Discovering an Undetectible Cause

Dominick J. Alongi, D.D.S., M.S

A native of Chalmette who has seen the world, Dominick J. Alongi of Northlake Endodontics always wanted to help people in vulnerable situations. As an endodontist, he treats diseases and injuries of the soft tissues inside a tooth; his specialty is in performing root canals — “one of the most feared procedures that exists,” he noted.

His military background in the late ‘80s and ‘90s helped him grow as an individual, he said. It also helped him experience different parts of the country and overseas. His training as a combat medic helped him prepare to treat some truly painful cases and gave him an extra dose of empathy and diagnostic experience; he also worked in the CAT scan department as well as participated as the lead investigator in stem cell research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, which has paved the way for current research projects.

According to Alongi, the toughest case in his career is when he dealt with a young woman who had been experiencing ear and neck discomfort. For months she visited different doctors, but none were able to give her a definitive diagnosis.

One day, she woke up with a swelling in her neck near her wind pipe.

She suddenly arrived at his office, he performed a quick assessment and determined that she had an infection in the lower jaw region that hadn’t shown up on the X-ray.

“It was at this time she was immediately sent to the hospital for emergency surgery,” he said. “She had no idea that her condition was dire and life-threatening.” Over the next few days, fortunately, she recovered, and has “been OK ever since.”

What made this case challenging is that “Often, the source of the problem can be undetected and many times overlooked,” he said.

As the father of a son with autism, Alongi brings an extra sense of understanding to his practice. Meeting individuals with special needs, along with their families, has taught him how difficult their lives could be. “These families are some of the most caring people in society, and usually do not receive appropriate assistance to ensure a secure future for their loved one.” Alongi keeps this in mind and has decided to set up his practice so that he has the ability to serve these individuals.

Overall, as an endodontist, he said his favorite aspect of the job is to provide patients with a pleasant experience. That is “What I look forward to every working day.”  – Sarah Ravits


Northlake Endodontics 

3621 Ridgelake Dr. #301, Metairie, 504-832-2433, northlakeendo.com

LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, 2006


 

Orthodontics

 

Covington

Laurie L. Fricke

2301 North Highway 190, Suite 7

P.O. Box 1827

985-892-2081

makingsmilesnew.com

Amy S. Sawyer

Sawyer Orthodontics

216 West 21st Avenue

985-327-7181

sawyerortho.com

 

Gretna

Joshua J. Jones

Jones Orthodontics

305 Gretna Boulevard, Suite A

504-368-8152

jonesortho.com

Philip J. Puneky

Puneky Orthodontics

250 Meadowcrest Street, Suite 202

504-392-8484

puneky.com

 

Harvey

Julia P. Trieu

Trieu Smiles

3708 4th Street, Suite 103

504-309-7830

trieusmiles.com

 

Kenner

David V. Scaffidi

Scaffidi Orthodontics

527 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 101

504-468-6200

scaffidiortho.com

 

Mandeville

William R. Ledoux

260 Dalwill Drive

985-674-1500

Darren Miller

Miller Orthodontics

1566 Highway 59

985-626-0991

drmillersmiles.com

 

Metairie

John O. Clotworthy

Clotworthy Orthodontics

1014 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

504-833-4361

clotworthyortho.com

Russell J. Cresson

3333 Kingman Street, Suite 200

504-885-8863

Hector R. Maldonado

4432 Conlin Street, Suite 2-B

504-455-5581

maldonadoortho.com

Brian J. Olivier

Olivier Orthodontics

4408 Trenton Street, Suite C

504-218-7300

olivierorthodontics.com

Shannon K. Simons

3020 Kingman Street, Suite A

504-887-8480

 

New Orleans

Paul C. Armbruster

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue, Suite 230

504-619-8721

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Leeann S. Evans

Evans Orthodontics

5700 Citrus Boulevard, Suite C

504-301-3413

evansorthonola.com

G. Bradley Gottsegen

Gottsegen Orthodontics

3424 Coliseum Street

504-895-4841

gottsegenorthodontics.com

Sarita N. Hithe

Hithe Orthodontics

3322 Canal Street

504-309-1401

hitheortho.com

Jamie L. Toso-Miner

Toso Orthodontics

1502 Calhoun Street

504-899-8383

tosoortho.com

 

River Ridge

Daniel P. Bordes

9537 Jefferson Highway

504-737-7324

 

Slidell

Kay D. Daniel

Explore Orthodontics

2960 East Gause Boulevard

985-641-2472

exploreortho.com

Michael J. Guevara

Guevara Orthodontics

1251 7th Street

985-641-3587

slidellortho.com

 

 

Pediatric Dentistry

 

Covington

Todd S. Brasuell

189 Greenbriar Boulevard, Suite A

985-892-5942

toddbrasuelldds.com

Destrehan

Elizabeth A. Thorson

Thorson Dentistry for Kids

159 Longview Drive, Suite A

985-307-0072

thorsondentistryforkids.com

 

Hammond

Thomas H. Wingo, Jr.

Hammond Pediatric Dentistry

1008 West Thomas Street

985-542-6855

hammondpediatricdentist.com

 

Madisonville

Katherine E. Vo

The Children’s Dental Cottage

704 Main Street

985-845-3211

childrensdentalcottage.com

 

Mandeville

Jill M. Donaldson

Bippo’s Place for Smiles

2935 Highway 190

985-231-2977

bipposplace.com

Michael J. Von Gruben

Pediatric Dentistry

1305 West Causeway Approach

985-778-2272

pediatricdentistmandeville.com

 

Metairie

Pamela R. Shaw

Dentisitry for Children

701 Metairie Road

504-838-8200

penguindentist.com

 

New Orleans

Kellie S. Axelrad

New Orleans Childrens Dental Center

6264 Canal Boulevard, Suite 1

504-833-5528

neworleanschildrensdental.com

Nicole R. Boxberger

Bippo’s Place for Smiles

4061 Behrman Highway

504-368-1990

bipposplace.com

Claudia A. Cavallino

New Orleans Childrens Dental Center

6264 Canal Boulevard, Suite 1

504-833-5528

neworleanschildrensdental.com

Suzanne E. Fournier

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8199

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/FDP/our-dentists/default.htm

 

Slidell

Tessa M. Smith

Bippo’s Place for Smiles

1128 Old Spanish Trail

985-646-2146

bipposplace.com

 

Periodontics

 

Covington

Caesar Sweidan

Saint Tammany Periodontics & Implants

5024 Keystone Boulevard, Suite A

985-778-0241

sttammanyperio.com

 

Gretna

Charles T. McCabe

250 Ochsner Boulevard, Suite 204

504-392-4734

neworleansperiodontist.com

 

Metairie

Aymee Costales-Spindler

Periodontal Health Specialists

2540 Severn Avenue, Suite 402

504-887-8205

periohealthspecialists.com

Eric Hebert

Dental Implants and Periodontics of Louisiana

3521 North Arnoult Road, Suite A

504-885-2611

ladentalimplantsandperio.com

Hisham F. Nasr

The Perio Clinic

337 Metairie Road, Suite 301

504-831-0800

perioclinic.net

A. Margarita Sáenz

The Perio Clinic

337 Metairie Road, Suite 301

504-831-0800

perioclinic.net

David Wilson

Periodontal Health Specialists

2540 Severn Avenue, Suite 402

504-887-8205

periohealthspecialists.com

 

New Orleans

Gerald H. Evans

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

Box 138

504-941-8277

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/FDP/our-dentists/default.htm

Kristi M. Soileau

3634 Coliseum Street

504-899-2255

neworleansperiodontalspecialist.com

 

Slidell

Thomas W. Mabry

1241 7th Street, Suite A

985-646-1421

mabryperioimplants.com

 

Prosthodontics

 

Covington

Israel M. Finger

More Smiles Dental Spa

7007 Highway 190

985-888-0668

moresmiles.com

 

Gretna

Michael B. Smith

250 Meadowcrest Street, Suite 100

504-392-6057

 

Metairie

Roger A. Vitter

4228 Houma Boulevard, Suite 210

504-883-3737

drvitter.com

 

New Orleans

Jonathan X. Esquivel

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue, Box 222

504-941-8283

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Luis E. Infante

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8287

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Laurie F. Moeller

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8289

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Alika K. F. Yu

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-619-8721

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu/FDP/our-dentists

 

Slidell

Robert J. Rooney II

Slidell Dental Implants

100 Smart Place

985-641-6607

slidellimplantdentist.com

 

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My Toughest Case

Learning to Communicate Beyond Words

G. Bradley Gottsegen, DDS

Inspired by his orthodontist father, the dental field was always a big part of G. Bradley Gottsegen’s life. Now he practices in the very same office his father, who retired post-Katrina, built in 1970. The father-and-son team worked together for the first eight years of Gottsegen’s career.

“He was not only my partner – he was my teacher,” he said. “I’ve learned everything I know about how to run a practice, how to manage patients, and how to treat people with honesty, dignity and respect from him.” His wife, Leslie, is also a dentist. “She’s constantly keeping me up to date on the latest restorative techniques and materials,” he said.

Gottsegen’s practice is generally limited to the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He also treats disorders of the jaw joints and is interested in sleep medicine and “improving people’s airways and ability to breathe well.”

His most challenging case over the course of his career was when he treated a young girl on the autistic spectrum who was completely non-verbal and struggled to make eye contact.

“Her orthodontic needs were routine,” he said, but “we had to get to a place where she would actually lie down in the chair and let us work on her.” It took six or seven appointments before he was able to perform treatments on her.

As the child was unable to speak, he had to think of inventive, alternative ways to communicate with her.

“I had to learn how to ‘talk’ with this patient in her way – often using hand signals, body language and other gestures,” he said. Over time, she was able to understand him and developed a level of trust in him.

“It was difficult at first, but it became easier as we got to know each other,” he said. “Overall, it was a fascinating learning experience for me, and, I’m confident, an empowering one for her.” Now, according to Gottsegen, “she’s very proud of her smile.”

The experience taught him that “people need to be treated in a manner that is customized to their individual situation,” he said. “I, along with my staff, have to be adaptable, creative and most importantly, patient. I have a soft spot for people with special needs and do everything I can to give these folks a fun, positive experience on their terms.”   – Sarah Ravits


Gottsegen Orthodontics

3424 Coliseum St., New Orleans, 504-895-4841; 4425 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, 504-454-6272, gottsegenorthodontics.com

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington and Lee University, 1989

DDS from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, 1995

Certificate in Orthodontics from LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, 1997


 

 

 

 

 

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