Top Dentists

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This list is excerpted from the 2021 topDentists™ list, a database, which includes listings for more than 200 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. 

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, as well as status in various dental academies 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.


Endodontics

 

Covington

Allen N. Sawyer

Sawyer Endodontics

216 West 21st Avenue

985-327-7354

sawyerendo.com

 

Gretna

Cyrous Ardalan

Crescent City Endodontics

250 Oschner Boulevard, Suite 200

504-391-2324

crescentcityendo.com

 

Kenner

David J. Toca

2301 Williams Boulevard, Suite B

504-466-3353

 

Mandeville

Catherine A. Hebert

Endodontic Center

4600 Highway 22, Suite 4

985-626-0111

endodonticcenter.com

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

3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 206

504-885-0177

neworleansendo.com

Lauren S. Vedros

Northlake Endodontics & Microsurgery

3621 Ridgelake Drive, Suite 301

504-832-2433

northlakeendo.com

 

New Orleans

Chelsea Accardo

Accardo Endodontics

605 North Carrollton Avenue

504-309-3917

accardoendo.com

George H. Arch, Jr.

Uptown Endodontics and Implantology

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 701

504-895-1100

uptownendodontics.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

 

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

985-888-0668

moresmiles.com

Kathleen G. Engel

522 East Rutland Street

985-893-2270

Raymond L. Poirrier III

Three Rivers Family Dentistry

1968 Highway 190, Suite 11-A

985-400-5888

threeriversdds.com

R. Glen Spell

Family Dental Center

79132 Highway 40

985-893-3900

spellfamilydentistry.com

 

Gretna

Michael G. Adams

307 Gretna Boulevard, Suite A

504-361-5367

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

Kurt C. Launey

761 Wright Avenue

504-362-5975

kurtlauneydds.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

 

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 Boulevard, Suite F-201

504-347-6000

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

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

MAC Family Dentistry

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

985-205-8150

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

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

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

Guy G. Cresson

Bucktown Dental Care

1569 Lake Avenue

504-831-6900

bucktowndentalcare.com

Tre J. DeFelice

DeFelice Dental

1900 North Causeway Boulevard

504-833-4300

defelicedental.net

Duane P. Delaune

Delaune Dental, the Art of Smiles

3801 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 305

504-885-8869

delaunedental.com

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

Eva L. Jessup

Clearview Dental Care

2221 Clearview Parkway, Suite 202

504-455-1667

clearviewdentalcare.com

Wynn Kapit

3024 Kingman Street

504-455-2984

Thomas F. McCoy III

4432 Conlin Street, Suite B

504-889-1209

mymetairiedentist.com

Kirk E. Melton

3926 Barron Street, Suite A200

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

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

John C. Schwartz

Schwartz Dental Group

337 Metairie Road, Suite 302

504-832-2043

drjohnschwartz.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

Jessica Tingstrom-Suarez

Metairie Modern Dentistry

2937 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite C

504-206-3338

metairiemoderndentistry.com

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

504-807-1910

metairievillagedentistry.com

 

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

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

neworleansdentistoffice.com

Mark S. Chaney

1407 South Carrollton Avenue

504-861-2523

chaneyfamilydentistry.com

Tracy M. Crear

Smiling Faces Family Dentistry

4747 Earhart Boulevard, Suite C

504 483-7000

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 R. Glazer

Glazer Family Dentistry

3525 Prytania Street, Suite 312

504-895-1137

glazers.net

Leslie P. Gottsegen

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 610

504-891-5000

Erin L. Katz

Smile Uptown

2801 Napoleon Avenue

504-891-2826

kramerandkatzdds.com

Susan S. Lebon

2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 605

504-899-5400

Michele M. Leggio-Putnam

Leggio Dental Group

4914 Magazine Street

504-899-1556

leggiodentalgroup.com

Edward E. Levy III

7037 Canal Boulevard, Suite 206

504-283-5549

Aukena P. Long

Family Dental Center of New Orleans

5961 Bullard Avenue, Suite 4

504-240-3181

fdcnola.com

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

Kendall P. Parker

Parker Dental Center

5121 North Claiborne Avenue

504-949-4547

pdcnola.com

Paul C. Perez

Avenue Family Dentistry

4221 Magazine Street

504-304-4761

theavenuefamilydentistry.com

Kristopher P. Rappold

Audubon Dental Group

6120 Magazine Street

504-891-7471

audubondentalgroup.com

Gabrielle M. Richard

Dental Arts of New Orleans

4460 General DeGualle Drive

504-394-5330

drgizellerichard.com

Gizelle P. Richard

Dental Arts of New Orleans

4460 General DeGaulle Drive

504-394-5330

drgizellerichard.com

Elizabeth E. Riggs

Elizabeth Riggs Dentistry

3442 Magazine Street

504-891-1115

smilesbyriggs.com

Michael N. Rouhana

Westside Dental Group

4001 Macarthur Boulevard

504-368-7000

westsidedentalgroup.com

Wallace G. Serpas III

CBD Dental Care

316 Baronne Street

504-525-9990

cbddentalcare.com

Kim M. Tolar

Tolar Family Dentistry

2502 Napoleon Avenue

504-891-1880

tolarfamilydentistry.com

Melissa G. Tom

Uptown Dental

8131 Saint Charles Avenue

504-304-6800

uptowndentalnola.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 and Plaisance Family Dentistry

10154 Jefferson Highway

504-738-5171

riverridgesmiles.com

 

Slidell

Michael J. Appleton

Oak Harbor Family Dentistry

480 Oak Harbor Boulevard

985-649-9455

michaelappletondds.com

Britney Beard

Fremaux Dental Care

1868 Shortcut Highway

985-445-9656

fremauxdental.com

Paul E. Dugas

59070 Amber Street

985-641-3245

dugasfamilydentistry.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

 

Gretna

Randall M. Wilk

NOLA Surgical Specialists

120 Ochsner Boulevard, Suite 300

504-362-6135

nolasurgicalspecialists.com

 

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

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

neworleansoralsurgery.com

Mohammed Ismail

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Associates

3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 202

504-456-5033

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

Ray Lim

Cresent City Oral Surgery

3330 Kingman Street, Suite 3

504-332-0857

crescentcityoms.com

Demarcus D. Smith IV

Oral Surgery Services

4420 Conlin Street, Suite 203

504-455-9960

oralsurgeryservices.net

 

New Orleans

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

 


Toothbrushes

Is there a right or wrong type for you?

Brushing your teeth is like tying your shoe – you’re not sure when you learned, but you probably don’t remember life before it. But even with dentist visits, school oral hygiene presentations and the inundation of toothpaste commercials, sometimes the easiest parts of something are the most complicated. For example, is there a right or wrong type of toothbrush you should be using? The answer isn’t exactly black and white. 
The American Dental Association (ADA) notes one systematic review that toothbrushes with multi-level bristles or angled bristles perform better than the conventional toothbrush when focusing on the removal of plaque. However, toothbrushes with medium bristles are more effective at the removal of biofilm. In the end ADA recommends the use of a toothbrush with soft bristles because “they minimize the risk of gingival abrasion.” 
WebMD notes finding a toothbrush head sized appropriately to access all the surfaces of your teeth easily is the best place to start – stating that for most adults, that size is half-inch wide and one-inch tall. Additionally, the website follows the ADA lead and says for the vast majority of people a soft-bristled toothbrush is the best way to go – noting it’s the most comfortable and safest choice. 
When deciding on electric toothbrush or manual, the difference isn’t vast according to both sources, however WebMD points out an electric toothbrush may be the answer for those that tend to brush too vigorously with a manual toothbrush, harming their teeth and gums in the process. So keep brushing and keep smiling!  By Kelly Massicot

 

Oral Pathology

 

New Orleans

Kitrina G. Cordell

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8449

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Molly S. Rosebush

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue

504-941-8333

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

 

Orthodontics

 

Covington

Laurie L. Fricke

2301 North Highway 190, Suite 7

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

Rebecca Payne

Northshore Orthodontics

4010 Lonesome Road

985-626-0160

northshoreortho.com

 

Metairie

Celeste A. Block

Old Metairie Orthodontics

701 Metairie Road, Suite 1A-204

504-835-1349

oldmetairieortho.com

Russell J. Cresson

3333 Kingman Street, Suite 200

504-885-8863

Hector R. Maldonado

Maldonado Orthodontics

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

drsimonsortho.com

 

New Orleans

Paul C. Armbruster

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

1100 Florida Avenue, Suite 230

504-619-8572

lsusd.lsuhsc.edu

Leeann S. Evans

Evans + Frampton Orthodontics

5700 Citrus Boulevard, Suite C

504-301-3413

efortho.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

Slidell 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

Richard D. Olinde

Hammond Pediatric Dentistry

1008 West Thomas Street

985-542-6855

hammondpediatricdentist.com

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

Nathan A. Burns

Great Big Smiles

5036 Yale Street, Suite 302

504-455-2213

greatbigsmiles.com

Linda T. Cao

Smile Bright Pediatric Dental Care

3330 Kingman Street, Suite 1

504-207-0314

drlindacao.com

Christen M. Massey

701 Metairie Road, Suite 1B-207

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

New Orleans Children Dental Center

6264 Canal Boulevard, Suite 1

504-833-5528

neworleanschildrensdental.com

Hugh Bullard

Just Kids Dental

3502 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite A

504-410-3051

justkids-dental.com

Claudia A. Cavallino

New Orleans Childrens Dental Center

6264 Canal Boulevard, Suite 1

504-833-5528

neworleanschildrensdental.com

Suzanne E. Fournier

Children’s Hospital New Orleans

200 Henry Clay Avenue

504-896-9857

chnola.org/physician-directory/suzanne-e-fournier-dds/

 

Slidell

Tessa M. Smith

Bippo’s Place for Smiles

1128 Old Spanish Trail

985-646-2146

bipposplace.com

 


Mouthwash

Necessary or Consumer Gimmick?

It comes in many colors and flavors, leaves a little tingle in your mouth and usually leaves your breath feeling minty fresh, but is mouthwash actually doing anything for your oral health or is it a gimmick made by companies to sell more of their products? 
Mouthwash or the practice of rinsing one’s mouth is not a new concept. In fact, each period in history has some form of mouth rinse dating back to the Romans. Like many archaic practices that were actually detrimental to health – see consuming arsenic for a lighter complexion – our ancestors may have had it only partially right. 
The American Dental Association (ADA) says although mouthwash may help with oral hygiene, as it offers the reach of areas a toothbrush can’t get to, it is not a replacement for daily brushing and flossing. 
Additionally, it’s important that if you do use mouthwash before or after you brush your teeth, the type of mouthwash you use should have earned an ADA Seal of Acceptance. This means that the company produced scientific evidence that the product is safe and that the product delivers the results it claims. 
Is mouthwash a gimmick? No. But it’s also not exactly necessary or more important to your oral healthcare than brushing and flossing regularly. Keep on brusha- brusha- brushing! – By Kelly Massicot

 

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 C. 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

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

Donna A. Palmisano

2901 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 306

504-885-2011

drdonnapalmisano.com

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, Suite 224

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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