Oak Harbor Family Dentistry Over 20 Years of Excellence

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.

Get to Know Us

In this video, our doctors and our patients describe what makes Oak Harbor Family Dentistry so special. Patients love visiting our practice because of our luxurious environment and our friendly and inviting dentists. We'd love to welcome you to our office in Slidell, LA.

Outstanding Results

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After smile makeover photo with an even, bright smile
Our expert cosmetic care helped this patient achieve a brighter, more uniform smile through a customized smile makeover.

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

Dr. Appleton

Dr. Appleton grew up in Slidell, LA. After completing his dental education at the 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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Schedule an Appointment


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 that serve your entire family.

You can request an appointment at our Slidell office right now by filling out our online form or giving us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call Us: (985) 649-9455

Patient Testimonial "I Would Recommend this Practice to Anybody."

Kevin has been a patient of Michael J. Appleton, DDS, for over 15 years. He recommends Oak Harbor Family Dentistry to all of his friends and family because of Dr. Appleton's expertise and informative approach.

Insurance and Financing


We do everything we can to make dental care as affordable as possible for our patients. We are PPO providers for several major insurance plans, and our staff includes insurance coordinators who can help you maximize your benefits. To confirm whether we accept your insurance, contact us today.

In addition to insurance, we also accept financing through CareCredit®. Thanks to CareCredit, qualifying patients can pay for dentistry through low interest or no interest monthly payment plans. If you'd like, we can help you apply for financing during your next visit.

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

Dental 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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TMJ Disorder Treatment

Do you feel popping or clicking in your jaw when you open your mouth? You may suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. We are the premier providers of TMJ disorder treatment in Slidell. If you suffer from chronic headaches or persistent discomfort in your jaw, schedule a consultation with our experts today.

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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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Smile Makeover

If you want to dramatically upgrade your smile, ask our dentists about a smile makeover. Smile makeovers are customized treatment plans that incorporate multiple cosmetic procedures to address several aesthetic concerns at once. When you work with our practice, your smile makeover may include veneers, teeth whitening, Clear Aligners, and more.

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"Best Dental Office I Had Ever Been To."


Gina S.

September 22, 2018

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Oak Harbor Denistry is the best dental office I had ever been to. The doctors and staff are extremely professional, skilled and caring...

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Edward C.

October 4, 2018

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Thanks for the super quick crown replacement - one visit - under an hour. Used to take a minimum of 2 visits and a couple hours in the chair. It was not a pleasant or quick process.

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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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