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

Dr. Michael Ferguson is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Lafayette, LA, Gretna, LA, and Metairie, LA. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Rathana Lim works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim accepts. Dr. Lim is affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Indovina is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). She is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Zaid accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zaid speaks Arabic.

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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 in Belle Chasse, LA. He has a special interest in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Demarcus Smith sees patients in Gretna, LA and Metairie, LA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Ochsner. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Dane St. John is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. St. John honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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). Dr. Germain is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Randall Wilk's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wilk studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mark Welch practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with 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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Janice Townsend, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Janice Townsend specializes in pediatric dentistry. She is professionally affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans. For her residency, Dr. Townsend trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Townsend takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Boihoang Vu's specialty is general dentistry. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Pamela Robyn Shaw
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
701 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Pamela Shaw works as a pediatric dentist in Metairie, LA. Patients gave Dr. Shaw an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans.

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

Dr. Jack Rowley practices general dentistry in Chalmette, LA. On average, patients gave Dr. Rowley a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.
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