Dr. Richard M. Rathke Jr. of Downtown Dental
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Richard M. Rathke Jr. as the lead dental practitioner at Downtown Dental. Dr. Rathke grew up in Lacombe, Louisiana and attended Slidell High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (2006) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry (2012.) His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and New Orleans Dental Association. In 2015, Dr. Rathke worked with the Donated Dental Services Program which provides dental care to underprivileged patients at no cost. Dr. Rathke takes pride in providing dental services as he would for himself and his family while ensuring that every patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. Some of the continuing education courses Dr. Rathke has taken include the following:
-Sports Dentistry Trauma
-Advanced Dentoalveolar Surgery for the General Practitioner
-Maxillary Implant Prosthetics
-Insights into Prosthedontic Rehabilitation
-Superior Esthetic Results (Restorative Dentistry)
Dr. Rathke and his wife, Morgan, have been married since 2014. They live in Metairie along with their dog, Bob. Dr. Rathke enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, playing golf, and traveling.
We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!
Anne Story of Downtown Dental
Dental Hygienist, American Dental Society
“I’ve always been attracted to a smile,” says Anne Story, a dental hygienist with Downtown Dental in downtown New Orleans. Anne joined the Downtown Dental team in early 2016, working to meet patients’ dental health goals through cleaning, conducting X-rays, and providing education. Anne knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist as a teenager after seeing how her own hygienist interacted with patients and seemed to love her job. “Teaching and educating others about oral health was a good fit,” Anne says.