As you search for a new Monroe, LA dentist, get the care you require and the comfort you deserve at Bayou Dental Group. Our gentle, expert staff have worked together to create a dental practice that offers exceptional dental care in a soothing environment.
I think one of the important things you’ll feel when you come to Bayou Dental is you’re going to feel like you’re family. And so, when you come in for your first visit with us, we’ll be very thorough first off, because I wouldn’t want to go to a doctor that didn’t tell me everything I needed to have done. Prevention is the real key—whether it’s decay, whether it’s gum disease, even whether it’s a smile issue, prevention is the key, and early treatment is the key if we find problems.
Our hygienists and hygiene team are very, very thorough. They’re very, very gentle, they’re very informative. You will know what’s going on. Your kids will love just the fact that we treat them like kids. It’s simple—if you treat kids the way they need to be treated, then they’ll love being where they are at. From an adult perspective, gum disease is a big problem for patients, because gum disease has a very strong relationship to heart disease as we get older. So, if we can keep gums healthy we can help keep patients’ hearts healthy.
We provide all your dental needs in a single location:
- General dentistry
- Family dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- Full-mouth reconstruction
- Oral surgery
- Smile creation
Give Your Family Exceptional Dental Care
When you choose Bayou Dental Group, you choose our doctors’ dental expertise and commitment to patient happiness. A Monroe native, Dr. Finley attended dental school at Louisiana State University before opening his practice. To best serve his patients, he takes hundreds of hours of continuing education. The result of his commitment to learning and growing is his fellowship in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is one of 6 percent of doctors in the latter and one of only 30 in the entire world with fellowships in both organizations.
Dr. Finley, Dr. Henderson, and Dr. Coughran will listen carefully to your concerns and goals for your oral health and ensure you have everything you need to make an informed decision. Our staff members will answer your questions and ensure your comfort throughout your visit with us.
Here at Bayou Dental, we do just about every phase of dentistry, from two-year old kids to 102 year old adults and beyond. I love doing my own root canals. It’s a very meticulous process, and I love being able to do a root canal and patients saying, “That’s all there is to it? I thought it took six visits to do a root canal.”
I love creating a smile for somebody that has never had that smile and has always hid their smile when they talked, or when they laughed, or when they were in a group of people. It’s amazing when we look at before-and-after photographs of those people that have real problems with their smile. Before, they barely showed teeth, and afterward it’s like Venetian blinds. The smile goes up to their eyes and they show, because they’re happy. I think that’s what dentistry is really about—is creating lifelong friends by being able to create lifelong changes for people.
We strive to make you comfortable in several ways:
- Dental chairs that are comfortable, not stiff
- Soft, snuggly blankets to keep you warm
- Headphones to listen to your favorite tunes while we provide treatment
- Screens in each operatory to watch movies during longer procedures
- Free drinks from our beverage station
Our staff is uncompromising when it comes to the quality of care we provide. That’s why, in addition to all our amenities, we also take care to use the most advanced technology. Digital x-rays and our in-house CT scanner provide extreme precision and minimize discomfort and risk to your health.