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A Compassionate Dentist Office that Puts Your Concerns First

a happy dentist standing in his beautiful lobby ready to help his patientsDr. Michael J. Appleton is a skilled professional whose dentist office has been serving Slidell and the surrounding area for more than 15 years. He is supported by an outstanding team of dental health professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate care with an emphasis on patient trust and comfort. Dr. Appleton, Dr. Christopher Braud, and their friendly, professional staff offer a range of dental services that are completely personalized to meet the needs of each patient. To to learn how their expertise can benefit you and your loved ones, contact Oak Harbor Family Dentistry today.

Our Promise to You

As a practice, we are committed to building a trusting relationship with every patient from their very first appointment. During your first exam, we will use a digital x-ray machine and an intraoral camera to gather the information needed to identify your needs and formulate a personalized treatment plan. We work hard to educate patients on their therapy options and formulate the care plans that best meet short- and long-term general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry needs.

Our Office

In addition to providing outstanding care, we want your time with us to be as comfortable as possible. With our beautiful location on the eighth hole of the Oak Harbor Gold Course, you may feel like you are at a relaxation destination. We also offer amenities such as massage chairs, TVs, wireless Internet, and headphones to keep you relaxed and entertained.

When you come into the office, our team will greet you with a smile. Many of our staff members have been here for ten years or more, and can make you feel right at home. For your convenience, our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays by appointment only. For patients with serious dental emergencies, appointments are available.

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Meet Dr. Appleton

A Louisiana native, Dr. Appleton grew up in Slidell and attended Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans. In 1998, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Appleton is a proud member of several prestigious professional organizations, including: 

  • New Orleans Dental Association

  • Louisiana Dental Association

  • American Dental Association

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

  • Lake Pontchartrain Study Club (a Seattle Study Club)

Meet Dr. Braud

After receiving both his Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctorate of Dental Surgery(D.D.S.) from Louisiana State University, Dr. Christopher Braud, born and raised in Slidell, has returned home to practice dentistry.  Dr. Braud is completely dedicated to improving his patient’s oral health, function, and esthetics while maintaining a comfortable environment.  He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Lake Pontchartrain Study Club.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, spending time with his family, and attending LSU sporting events.

Financing Options

At Oak Harbor Family Dentistry, we offer affordable treatments and a number of payment options. Dr. Appleton is a PPO provider for several of the major health care plans in the area, and our staff can help you navigate your insurance and file claims. We also accept cash, credit cards, and CareCreditTM. For questions about payment and the best way to cover your treatment, simply contact our office staff.

Ask the Doctor

If you have any questions, call or contact us today!

Come Experience the Oak Harbor Difference

Find out for yourself why so many Slidell residents have trusted us with their oral healthcare needs. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Appleton or Dr. Braud today. We look forward to meeting you!

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My first visit at Oak Harbor Dentistry was hands down the greatest experience I've ever had at a dental office. Brittany H., Facebook Review

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Slidell Office

480 Oak Harbor Blvd
Slidell, LA 70458

All Hours Directions (985) 649-9455

Slidell Office

480 Oak Harbor Blvd
Slidell, LA 70458

All Hours Directions (985) 649-9455