We found 351 dentists near Gretna, LA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Michael Ferguson is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
120 Meadowcrest Street; Suite 300
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Randall Wilk is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wilk is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Rathana Lim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rathana Lim practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Dr. Brett King, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue; Suite 700
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett King's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
New Orleans, LA
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Demarcus Smith is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Prosthodontics
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Shannon practices prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Dr. Shannon is professionally affiliated with Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Dr. David Allen Bulot, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Moncla Avenue
Belle Chasse, LA
 

Dr. David Bulot is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Janice Townsend, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Janice Townsend's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Townsend takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes residency programs at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Lisa Pam Germain, MD
Specializes in Endodontics
2633 Napoleon Avenue; Suite #701
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Lisa Germain's specialty is endodontics (root canal treatment). Her professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Waleed S Zaid, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1100 Florida Avenue; Box 220
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Waleed Zaid's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Zaid is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Anthony A Indovina Sr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5132 Lapalco Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Anthony Indovina's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Indovina is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Indovina is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Kristi Marsue Soileau, MEd
Specializes in Periodontics
3634 Coliseum Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Kristi Soileau's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). She is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Leslie Parro Gottsegen
Specializes in Dentistry
2633 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 610
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Leslie Gottsegen's specialty is dentistry. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
12a Westbank Expressway; Suite 200
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Boihoang Vu specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
200 W Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA
 

Dr. Jack Rowley practices general dentistry in Chalmette, LA. Patients rated Dr. Rowley highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.