Oak Harbor Family Dentistry Over 20 Years of Excellence in Slidell, LA

What Sets Us Apart

Welcome to Our Practice

Oak Harbor Family Dentistry is headed by expert dentist Michael J. Appleton, DDS. We focus on preventive and restorative dentistry for our friends and neighbors around beautiful Slidell, LA.

Patient comfort is our number-one priority. Our office features state-of-the-art dental technology, a spa-like atmosphere, and a great view of the neighboring golf course.

We provide comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. If your family is looking for a dentist in Slidell, the Northshore, or Metairie, we encourage you to contact us today to request an appointment. You may also fill out your new patient forms online!

Meet Michael J. Appleton, DDS Experienced, Friendly, and Compassionate

Dr. Appleton

Dr. Appleton grew up in Slidell, LA. After completing his dental education at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1998, he returned to his hometown to open Oak Harbor Family Dentistry.

For over 20 years now, Dr. Appleton has provided families from Slidell, the Northshore, and Metairie with outstanding dental care. He prioritizes patient comfort and always takes time to answer his patients' questions before proceeding with treatment.

Dr. Appleton's favorite part of being a dentist is developing long-lasting relationships with his patients. He especially enjoys helping patients with dental anxiety achieve better oral health.

Meet Christopher Braud, DDS Skilled, Caring, Welcoming

Dr. Braud

Dr. Braud is also a Slidell native who graduated from Louisiana State University. He joined our practice after completing dental school, and he now provides a range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services to our patients.

Dr. Braud is skilled at designing treatment plans that help his patients improve the appearance, function, and health of their smiles. Additionally, he always makes sure that his patients feel as comfortable and informed as possible.

Dr. Braud loves being a dentist because he gets to help the members of his hometown community.

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Deciding on a dentist can be a tough choice. Changing from a previous dentist can be even harder. Let us make it easy on you. Come visit Oak Harbor Family Dentistry once. We know that you will enjoy our hospitality and be comforted by our professionalism.

We strive to be the best dentists Slidell has to offer, whether you are interested in cosmetic dentistry or preventive care. We want to be the dentists who serve your entire family.

You can request an appointment at our Slidell office right now by contacting us online or giving us a call. You may fill out your new patient form online.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Us: (985) 649-9455

Why Patients Love Our Dental Practice


Meagan Marcel


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Moving to a new city and finding a dentist you like and trust is scary! I have a complicated disorder which requires sedation when getting dental treatment. Dr Braud and his girls have gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable from initial visit all the way to restorative work.

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Romester R


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Oak Harbor Family Dentistry is the place to go if you want the absolute best care for your teeth. My teeth were a train wreck. Dr. Appleton and his team gave me the help that I needed. My teeth are straight. Thank you. :-)

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Kim Brumley


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Moving here four years ago from out of state, I was nervous finding a dental office as good as I had prior.  I was so pleased and relieved to find Oak Harbor Family Dentistry.  The entire staff has been professional and pleasant.  The support has been superb and the service received has been exceptional.  This is a dentist staff that you can trust to do a great job.  Super pleased!!

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Linda Johnson


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I highly recommended Oak Habor Dentistry. The staff, hygienist and most of all the both Dentist are wonderful and caring.

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Popular Services

Dental Implants

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that connect crowns, bridges, or dentures directly to the jawbone. Because they permanently fuse with the bone, implants are generally considered to be the best solution for replacing missing teeth. We offer a variety of implant services at our Slidell practice.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin laminates that our dentists can attach to the front surfaces of your teeth, concealing imperfections and instantly transforming your smile. Porcelain veneers are a great option if you are insecure about stained, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

Who doesn't want whiter teeth? At Oak Harbor Family Dentistry, we offer in-office and take-home whitening services that can noticeably brighten your smile by several shades. 

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Clear Aligners

Crooked teeth affect both the appearance and the health of your smile. Our dentists can help you achieve straighter teeth without noticeable metal braces. With SureSmile® clear aligners, you can discreetly shift your teeth into the ideal position. Best of all, you can remove the aligners when necessary, so you don't have to make any changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine.

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Men and women worldwide have been using BOTOX Cosmetic to reduce signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance for years. This treatment can also be highly beneficial for patients who have not yet experienced significant wrinkling or facial lines and want a preventive measure to avoid deep wrinkles in the future.

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Sedation Dentistry

Some examples of the types of patients/procedures that would benefit from IV sedation are individuals who require oral medications to calm them, individuals who are anxious or unable to sit still, individuals who are mildly developmentally delayed, individuals who have a low tolerance for pain, long procedures that might require multiple sessions or any procedure that would be referred out due to lack of IV sedation availability.

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Oak Harbor Family Dentistry

Dr. Michael J. Appleton has practiced dentistry in Slidell, LA, for over 20 years. He works alongside Dr. Chrisopher Braud and an experienced team to offer general, cosmetic, and restorative services to patients of all ages. Dr. Appleton is proud to be affiliated with:

  • New Orleans Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Lake Pontchartrain Study Club (a Seattle Study Club)
  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

You can request an appointment for yourself or a family member by filling out our online form or calling (985) 649-9455.

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