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Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Hugo St Hilaire sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. St Hilaire trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. St Hilaire is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Flap Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Ferguson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Ferguson attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Randall Wilk's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wilk at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. King is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Gretna, LA and Metairie, LA. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is 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) in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Shannon is 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 an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Bulot graduated from 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 practices pediatric dentistry. Her residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Townsend's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lisa Germain works as an endodontist. Dr. Germain is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Anthony Indovina is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Marrero, LA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Indovina is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Kristi Soileau specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in New Orleans, LA. She is professionally 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 area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Gottsegen is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Boihoang Vu works as a general dentist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jack Rowley works as a general dentist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rowley average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rowley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.