At Oak Family Dental, we’ve been providing patients in the New Orleans metro area with exceptional care for over 30 years. Along with a dedicated professional team, Dr. Troy Patterson has worked hard to create a practice that has kept pace with advances in technology and updated dental procedures. But we’ve always remained true to our basic mission – to provide the entire family, from ages 2 to 102, a dental home that provides reasonably priced, quality services.
Please take a moment to get to know our friendly team of professionals who make it possible to fulfill our mission and provide you with consistently high-quality dental care in a warm, inviting setting.
Dr. Troy Patterson Jr.
Oak Family Dental wants to welcome our newest doctor, Dr. Troy L. Patterson Jr. Since we already have one Dr. Patterson, he will go as “Dr. Troy”. Dr. Troy was born and raised in the New Orleans area and has grown up around dentistry. His sister Dr. Garet and his father Dr. Patterson are happy to have him working side by side with them. Dr. Troy enjoys working with all age patients. He especially enjoys doing surgical procedures. Prior to graduation of Dental School, Dr. Troy attended Louisiana State University where he was a member and President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In his spare time Dr. Troy enjoys fishing, watching LSU sports and being surrounded by family and friends
Dr. Troy L. Patterson
Dr. Troy L. Patterson has been practicing dentistry in Metairie for over thirty years. He received his Bachelor’s degree in zoology and his dental degree from Louisiana State University.
He participates in LSU’s Continuum of Esthetic Dentistry to learn all about the latest developments. He is a Certified CEREC provider, has had advanced 3i Dental Implant training, and is certified in Advanced Life Support and CPR. Dr. Patterson is a well-respected member of our community and was voted one of the Top Dentists by New Orleans Magazine.
Dr. Patterson is a member of the following professional associations:
American Dental Association
Louisiana Dental Association
New Orleans Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Patterson's desire to help people has only grown over his 35 years in practice. He loves his job because he is able to treat patients of all ages, establish relationships with them, and watch them grow. Many of our current patients were cared for by Dr. Patterson when they were children, and now Dr. Patterson treats their children!
Dr. Patterson is originally from Baton Rouge but attended LSU dental school, where he met his wife of 36 years, Sheila. After dental school, they remained in the New Orleans area and have called it home ever since. He has two children, Garet and Troy. Carrying on a family tradition, Garet and Troy have both become dentists and joined Oak Family Dental. In his free time, Dr. Patterson enjoys hunting, fishing, and training his dog, Ellie, for Field Trials.
Dr. Margaret "Garet" Patterson
Dr. Margaret "Garet" Patterson attended Louisiana State University where she received a BS in biological sciences. She is a native of New Orleans and received her dental degree from LSU Dental School. She completed an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham in conjunction with the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. Garet completed her residency last year and joined our practice in July, 2014. She is proud to be a dentist in Metairie and happy to return as a dentist to the practice where she grew up. She is certified in adult conscious sedation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and CPR.
“I love being able to work with my dad. We have a lot of fun working side by side. Everyday I learn something new from him, and I am teaching him techniques I learned in my residency program. I also enjoy working with the staff members, many of whom have been in the practice for years and have watched me grow up. It is a very neat relationship I am starting to develop with our patients. Most of the patients already know who I am just by hearing my dad talk about me over the years. When I enter the treatment rooms and introduce myself they say they have been expecting me. I enjoy learning patients concerns about their oral health and giving them techniques and tips to help their concerns.”
Dr. Garet is a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and enjoys doing service throughout the New Orleans community. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending LSU and Saints football games.
Terri has been with Oak Family Dental for 23 years. She received her dental assisting and radiology certification from Hinds Junior College, where she was also on the Dean’s List.
Terri grew up in Brandon, Mississippi, and has developed many lasting relationships with our patients over the years. She loves interacting with them and helping them achieve healthy smiles. When Terri’s not busy at our office, she enjoys soccer, jogging, bicycling, and spending time with her family.
Lindsey has been a member of the Oak Family Dental team since 2011. Lindsey is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended LSU and LSU School of Dentistry, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Lindsey enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and loves educating patients on how to better their oral and total health. She also loves working with the great team at Oak Family Dental.
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Lindsey and her family moved to Mandeville, Louisiana in 2000. In her spare time, Lindsey loves spending time with family and friends, especially her new baby boy! She also likes to exercise and travel.
Susan has been a member of the Oak Family Dental team for eight years. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and raised in Darien, Connecticut. Susan attended Loyola University School of Dental Hygiene, where she received a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.
Susan enjoys working a field where she can develop long-term relationships with her patients over time to help them improve their oral health. She has many interests outside of work, including her neighborhood garden club, book club, and jewelry business. She also enjoys spending time with her children and her chocolate lab, Izzy.
Head Dental Assistant
Sandra has been with Oak Family Dental for over 14 years and loves being a member of our friendly, supportive team. She is especially passionate about educating our patients so they understand the benefits of good oral health.
Sandra is a New Orleans native and attended Delgado Community College and Eastern College of Health Vocations. She is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and also received certification in CPR and radiology.
In her free time, Sandra enjoys spending time with her family and trying different kinds of food and music.
E'lana has been a dental assistant at Oak Family Dental for 3 years. Born and raised in New Orleans, E'lana attended Eastern College of Health Vocations. She has extended her skills as a dental assistant by becoming a certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. She is also certified in CPR and radiology.
E'lana loves informing patients about dental care and learning new dental techniques and information. E'lana likes to spend her spare time with family and friends!
Sadey grew up in New Orleans and is the newest member of our team. She loves assisting because she can provide the highest quality dental care for our patients. Of the many roles and duties of an assistant, she truly enjoys educating her patients. Their smiles give her a deeper appreciation for her role as an assistant, knowing she helped to ensure a comfortable dental experience at each visit.
Sadey graduated at the top of her class from Bonnabel High School. She is an active athlete, having earned a bronze medal at the Junior Olympics in Pole Vaulting. She was also the Volleyball Varsity Captain and a 2008 Athlete of the Year.
In her free time, Sadey enjoys painting, learning how to play the guitar, training dogs, eating at new restaurants, and taking her dog, Ruby, to run in the park.