Best Dentists in Baton Rouge

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Dr. Glenn E. Appleton, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Glenn E. Appleton, DDS, is a second-generation dentist with over 20 years of experience as a family dentist.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. “Dr. Glenn” then joined the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda for a 3-year General Practice Residency. In addition to his service at Drs. Maginnis and Appleton Prosthodontics & Family Dentistry, Dr. Glenn volunteers as an assistant Clinical Professor with his alma mater, LSU School of Dentistry.

At Drs. Maginnis and Appleton Prosthodontics & Family Dentistry, Dr. Glenn is part of a unique team of three, including two expert prosthodontics with a century of dental care experience between them. They offer a staggering array of dental health treatments including preventive, cosmetic, periodontic, restorative, orthodontic, oral & maxillofacial surgery, periodontic, endodontic, laser, emergency, prosthodontic and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Glenn’s new patients begin treatment with a thorough exam which may include low-radiation digital X-rays and oral cancer screening. After an exam and consultation Dr. Glenn and his patients then decide on a treatment plan. Some of the treatment options are amalgam and composite fillings, root canal, fixed bridges, CEREC® same-day crowns, and porcelain onlays and inlays.

2

Dr. Dustin Kidder, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Dustin Kidder, DDS is a Baton Rouge native and is exceedingly well educated despite his young age. With just over 10 years of experience in private practice, Dr. Kidder earned his undergraduate degree from LSU and before moving onto LSU School of Dentistry for his DDS. Since then he has attained the prestigious title of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry which is only awarded to the top 5% of dentists in Canada and the US. He continues to further his education with memberships in many dental health societies including, the ADA, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Seattle Study Club.

Kidder Dental offers patients a variety of general, cosmetic and restorative dental therapies. For individuals with oral or dental damage Dr. Kidder can receive a full mouth reconstruction which may include such things as inlays and onlays, gum contouring, composite bonding and dental implants dentures. He addresses patients’ cosmetic concerns with crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and Invisalign®. Dr. Kidder also offers specialized care for both temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and obstructive sleep apnea.

3

Dr. Nelson Daly, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Nelson Daly, DDS, attained undergraduate degrees from both the University of New Orleans and LSU. He then attended LSU School of Dentistry for his DDS before moving to the New Orleans VA Hospital for his General Practice Residency. Dr. Daly continued his education through the Medical College of Georgia and AAID Implant Maxi Course. He has gained many titles including Academy of General Dentistry Fellow, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Associate Fellow of the Academy of Implant Dentistry and others. He and his wife Dr. Sally BowieDaly run Fleur de Lis Mobile Dentistry which provides dental care for nursing home patients.

While the Louisiana Center for Restorative Dentistry does offer preventive dentistry such as exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, professional cleanings and Zoom! chair-side teeth whitening, they specialize in restorative dentistry. Because many of their procedures are intrusive in nature, they provide both conscious sedation and nitrous oxide for patients comfort. Dr. Daly’s clinic provides such procedures as fillings, CEREC® same-day crowns, onlays, bridges, dental implants and implant-supported dentures and bridges, bone grafts and root canals.

4

Dr. Robert Edwards, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Robert Edwards, DDS, received his DDS from LSU School of Dentistry. With the goal of attaining the title of Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Edwards has completed hundreds of hours of continuing dental studies. One avenue that he has used to continue his education is through courses from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation which covered such topics as medical emergencies and Internal Conscious Sedations. Dr. Edwards volunteers with Healing Hands Dental Ministry.

Premier Dental Care is a unique dental care facility with three competent dentists that are well prepared to meet the needs of their patients. Together they provide an impressive array of dental and oral health therapies. Their specialist options include things like obstructive sleep apnea treatment, BIOLASE® Waterlase® laser dentistry, neuromuscular TMD therapies, antibiotic and soft tissue gum disease therapy, bone grafting and platelet rich plasma treatment. Dr. Edwards and his team offer all of these on top of the full range of dental treatments that are more commonly available such as x-rays, oral cancer screenings, composite fillings, Invisalign® and teeth whitening.

5

Dr. Daniel Shea, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Shea, DDS, MAGD, is an exceedingly well-educated, second-generation dental care professional. He earned his DDS from LSU School of Dentistry and then served in the US Air Force Dental Corps for three years. Following his service Dr. Shea was awarded the title of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a privilege given to only the top 2% of dentists in the US and Canada. Dr. Shea then joined LSU Dental School as Faculty for two years before opening his private practice, Shea Family Dentistry.

Shea Family Dentistry uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology to provide the highest quality care for patients. Their routine treatments include a comprehensive exam, teeth cleaning and polishing, digital X-rays and teeth whitening. Patients that require tooth restorations such as fillings, crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays can receive all of these in tooth colored materials. Dr. Shea diagnosis and treats gum disease with thorough exams, scaling and root planing. He provides a multitude of other treatments including dentures and appliances for bite correction and snoring prevention.

6

Dr. John Vance, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. John Vance, DDS, earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from LSU which he attended on a full scholarship. He then earned his DDS from LSU School of Dentistry two years of which were funded by a US Air Force scholarship. Since then Dr. Vance has completed over 1000 hours of higher education. He currently serves at the LSU Student Health center as staff dentist and is a Deputy Coroner for the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s office.

Dr. Vance’s self-titled private practice provides a large selection of dental health therapies in a warmly decorated and welcoming environment. He offers pediatric services which typically being with a child taking a preliminary visit to their office to grow accustomed to the office and staff. Once children are comfortable, they can be treated with low-radiation digital X-rays, fluoride, sealants and more. For older patients with permanent teeth, Dr. Vance provides many services such as amalgam and composite fillings, crowns, porcelain facings, root canals, dentures, sleep apnea and TMJ treatments.

7

Dr. Eva Daigle, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Eva Daigle, DDS, began her education journey at St. Joseph’s Academy and then continued on to Louisiana State University for her undergraduate. She later received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry. She constantly increases her dental knowledge through membership with the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Assocation. One of the ways that Dr. Daigle gives back to her community through a mobile children’s dental clinic.

At Daigle Family Dentistry Dr. Daigle provides a multitude of dental health therapies. Her general and cosmetic dentistry options include Juvederm®, porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns, veneers and fixed bridges. She also diagnosis and treats periodontal disease. Dr. Daigle provides many restorative dental treatments such as root canals, dental implants, full and partial dentures, and composite fillings. For pediatric patients Dr. Daigle provides a fun and educational experience that allows kids to relax during treatments which may include exams, X-rays, fluoride and in some cases emergency dental care.

8

Dr. James Jeansonne, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. James L. Jeansonne, DDS, is a Baton Rouge native and has over 40 years of experience as a dental healthcare provider. Dr. Jeansonne earned both a BS from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. After completing his degree, Dr. Jeansonne, joined the United States Army where he served on active duty for 3 years.

Jeansonne & Spillers Dentistry is a full-service dentistry clinic with two locations, one in Baton Rouge and the other 20 miles away in Gonzales. Dr. Jeansonne provides general and cosmetic dentistry therapies for patients of all ages, including a comprehensive exam and cleaning, sealants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, both inlays & onlays and bonding. For patients with damaged of missing teeth Dr. Jeansonne offers, crowns and bridgework, dental implants, removable dentures and tooth-colored fillings. They also provide diagnosis and treatment of gum disease such as scaling and root planing, gum grafting, laser treatment, crown lengthening surgery and more.

9

Dr. Stephen P. Shannon, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Stephen P. Shannon, DDS, earned his DDS degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Since then he has continued his education through studies at places like the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and holds membership in the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association. With two young daughters Dr. Shannon has cultivated a deep empathy for patients’ dental fears and concerns and uses a combination of sedatives and a comforting bedside manner to help patients through procedures.

Shannon Family Dentistry is a focused dental clinic meaning that in order to provide the best possible care they exclusively offer general and cosmetic dental procedures. In terms of general care they begin with a comprehensive exam including x-rays, an oral cancer and gum disease exam, intra-oral photographs, a state-of-the-art cleaning using ultrasonic technology and more. After this Dr. Shannon reviews the findings and offers patients a variety of treatments such as composite fillings, porcelain crowns, root canals, dental implants and Zoom! In-office teeth whitening.

10

Dr. Michael Montalbano Jr., DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Michael Montalbano Jr., DDS, is a Baton Rouge native with over 40 years of dentistry experience. He earned his DDS from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and has continued his education in many dental health institutes such as the Las Vegas Institute, Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Montalbano Jr. is also a member of several dentistry organizations including the ADA, Louisiana Dental Association, Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Montalbano Jr.’s Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is a full-service dental clinic with a comprehensive array of dental health treatment options. These options include preventative, pediatric, periodontic, cosmetic, endodontic, orthodontic, restorative and emergency dentistry. While they do not offer appointments on Sundays, they do 24-hour emergency care for everything from abscesses and intense pain to broken and missing teeth. Patients who need extensive treatments or have anxieties regarding the dentist can relax with conscious sedation.

11

Dr. Richard Cangelosi, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Richard G. Cangelosi, DDS, has nearly 30 years of dentistry experience and is a Baton Rouge native. He attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Cangelosi holds active membership in several dental health organizations such as the American Dental Association, Continuing Dental Education of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.

Cangelosi Family Dentistry provides care for patients of all ages with a caring, professional and stress-free environment. In an effort to make high-quality dental care available to as many patients as possible they not only accept many insurance plans and work closely with CareCredit®, but also offer various specials for new patients. Dr. Cangelosi offers preventive dentistry measures such as professional cleanings, sealants, oral cancer screening and gum disease therapy. For patients with damaged teeth Dr. Cangelosi provides bonding, root canals, tooth extractions, fillings, removable dentures and more.

12

Dr. Carlos Suadi, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Carlos Suadi, DDS, is a Marine Corps Reserve veteran who served in Desert Storm. After completing his time in service, Dr. Suadi attended Loyola University for his pre-medical bachelor’s degree. After this he switched to Louisiana State University where he completed his DDS. He has since been in private practice for 25 years. Dr. Suadi is deeply passionate about giving back to his community and one method he does so is to provide free dental care to impoverished patients who are handicapped.

BR Dental Care is a family dental health clinic with treatments catering to every stage of life. They are dedicated at giving patients a worry-free, affordable and friendly dentistry experience. With these goals in mind they maintain a welcoming environment with up-to date technology and sedation availability. Dr. Suadi’s procedures include but are not limited to dental crowns and bridges, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, root canals, tooth extractions, Lumineers®, teeth whitening and mini dental implants.

13

Dr. Hugh V. McKnight, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Hugh V. McKnight, DDS, has attained over 40 years of experience as a dentist. He gained both a BS and a MS in engineering before moving to Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where he earned his DDS degree. Dr. McKnight served LSU as an assistant clinical professor for 26 years and his extensive education has earned him both the titles of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellow in the International College of Dentists.

New patients can find Dr. McKnight at his self-titled dental clinic, there he happily serves patients from ages 1 to 100, as well as medically compromised patients. A patients first visit will typically include a full dental and periodontal exam, an oral cancer screening, digital X-rays and a cleaning. Dr. McKnight provides many cosmetic and restorative dentistry options such as tooth extractions, root canal therapies, crowns and bridges, tooth-colored fillings, bonding and both full and partial dentures among others.

14

Dr. Robert E. Bruns IV, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Robert E. Bruns IV, DDS, has been a dental care provider for over 20 years. He began his higher education with an undergraduate at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Bruns then attended LSU School of Dentistry, where he attained a DDS degree. He is dedicated to serving his community and has done so as part-time faculty at his alma mater for 4 years and as an officer with the Louisiana National Guard. Dr. Bruns has also been on several dental mission trips to Jamaica through both LSUSD and Rotary International.

Dr. Bruns and his wife Dr. Bennett-Bruns, DDS, call Bruns Family Dental Center their work home. There they provide a multitude of general and cosmetic dental health options including TMJ exams, three types of teeth whitening such as the KOR Whitening System. Dr. Bruns also diagnosis and treats periodontal disease, provides guidance on combating bad breath and Invisalign®. He also treats pediatric patients with sealants and fluoride.

15

Dr. Krista Bennett-Bruns, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Krista Bennett-Bruns, DDS, has nearly 20 years dentistry experience. She earned her undergraduate at Southern Louisiana University. After this she earned her DDS from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and has been in private practice since. She is passionate about using her treatment to assist those in need and has volunteered both in the US and abroad. In the US she is an active volunteer with the “Give Kids a Smile” and the Special Olympics’ “Special Smiles”.

Bruns Family Dental Center is a well-established dental practice that operates as a “no judgement zone” meaning patients need not worry about feeling judged for the state of their oral health. They take patient anxiety seriously and offer laughing gas for patients with dentistry related anxieties. They provide many general and cosmetic dentistry options including digital and panoramic X-rays, veneers, oral cancer screening using ViziLite™, root canals, teeth whitening and Invisalign©.

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Dr. Joan Fisher-Ranel, DDS

Location

Baker

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. JoAn Fisher-Ranel, DDS, has been providing dental care services for nearly 30 years. She earned both her bachelor’s and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Louisiana State University. She stays up-to date through the membership in various dental health organizations such as the ADA, LDA and the Capital City Dental Association. Dr. Fisher-Ranel’s compassionate nature has led her to volunteer with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Nu Gamma Omega Charitable Foundation and many in others.

Dr. Fisher-Ranel can be found at her work home in All Smiles Dental Center. Here she provides a financially transparent practice that works closely with insurance so that patients can seek treatment with little minimal financial worry. Patients of all ages, including children are warmly welcomed. Some of the dental therapies that Dr. Fisher-Ranel offers are teeth whitening, veneers, composite bonding, bridgework and crowns, root canals, fillings, dental implants and tooth extractions.

17

Dr. Lee Berthelot, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Lee M. Berthelot, DDS, is a Louisiana native. He gained a bachelor’s in Microbiology from Louisiana State University. He then transferred to Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Berthelot is an active member of several dental health organizations including the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.

Dr. Lee and his wife, Dr. Clare Berthelot, DDS, provide many services at their work home, Berthelot Dental. They specialize in general dentistry with preventive dentistry options as thorough exams, oral cancer screenings and cleanings. For patients with cosmetic concerns they provide a smile makeover service which may include veneers, dental bonding and dental bridges. Drs. Lee and Clare also offer restorative dental treatments such as tooth colored fillings, dental crowns and bridgework, dental implants, partial dentures and both conventional and implant supported dentures.

18

Dr. Chad Biggio, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Chad Biggio, DDS, attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate degree. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center and has since been granted a Louisiana State Dental License by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. As a father of three girls, Dr. Biggio has a well-developed empathy and gentleness.

As a family dental clinic, Biggio Dental Care happily serves patients of all ages. New patients are typically treated with a thorough exams, careful cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatments. After the initial exam, Dr. Biggio works with patients to develop a treatment plan which may include fillings, root canal therapies, dental bridges, full and partial dentures, teeth whitening and either ClearCorrect™ invisible braces or Six Month Smiles®. Dr. Biggio provides a variety of other treatments such as oral sedation, wisdom tooth extractions, obstructive sleep apnea, and TMJ/TMD therapies.

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Dr. Ronald Gioe, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Ronald P. Gioe, Jr., DDS, is a Louisiana native with nearly 30 years of experience as a dental health care provider. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Gioe is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable and compassionate dental services. He is consistently well reviewed with many long-term patients. Dr. Gioe is an active member of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Gioe’s dental clinic bares his name and is conveniently located near Westminster. Here Dr. Gioe offers many dental health treatments. These include standard services such as comprehensive exams, cleanings, teeth whitening, composite fillings and crowns. Patients with missing or damaged teeth can benefit from both fixed and removable bridges, removable full and partial dentures, root canals, and tooth extractions.

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Dr. Leah Larson, DDS

Location

Baton Rouge

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Leah Larson, DDS, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton University School of Dentistry. She then moved to the University of Mississippi for a two-year fellowship and residency. Dr. Larson later attended Louisiana State University for a one-year implant dentistry course. She maintains memberships in the American Dental Association and the Capital Dental Study club. Dr. Larson has gained over 10 years of experience as a dental health care provider.

Hightower Dental Concepts is a family dentistry that uses a combination of compassion, state-of-the-art technology and sedation dentistry to give patients a comfortable and reassuring dentistry experience. Their basic services include a comprehensive exam, professional and deep cleanings, three types of digital X-rays such as conebeam computerized tomography and intra-oral, sealants and both athletic and night guards. Patients with more extensive needs are treated with crowns, bridgework, implants and dentures.

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