Welcome to Downtown Dental, the office of New Orleans dentist Dr. Richard Rathke.
From our convenient location in the Central Business District, we are pleased to provide our patients in New Orleans with high-quality dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative treatment. Dr. Rathke has a winning combination of experience, expertise, and compassion that his patients appreciate.
Whether you are a new patient or you have been coming to our practice for years, your concerns and needs are important to us. We genuinely care about our patients, and we treat them the way we ourselves would like to be treated.
If you are feeling anxious about your appointment or it’s been a while since you have seen the dentist, rest assured that we will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable while you are here. We offer nitrous oxide for nervous patients and a judgment-free practice for those who haven’t been in the dental chair for a while. Our goal is to ensure you can enjoy good oral health for a lifetime.
Everyone is busy these days, so we are open during the lunch hour to accommodate our working patients. We try to make your time with us as efficient as possible, which is why we are pleased to offer some of the latest in dental technology. Not only does it enable us to make more accurate diagnoses, but it often means less time in the dental chair.
We are also available to treat dental emergencies, whether or not you are a patient of record. Frequently, we can see on the same day you call us.
Our practice is built on a foundation of patient education because a fear of the unknown can be a real issue when it comes to treatment recommendations. This is why it is so crucial that our patients understand completely why we have recommended a specific procedure.
Dr. Rathke and his team are happy to take all the time needed to ensure you can make an educated decision about your treatment options. He will not proceed with or pressure you into any dentistry but will instead provide you with the information you need so you can be fully confident with your choice.
We are looking forward to meeting you and making sure you feel good about the quality of dental care you are receiving. If you have questions ahead of time, feel free to give us a call before you come in. If you are feeling nervous about your appointment, let us know that ahead of time too so we can be sure you receive the extra TLC you need.
Call our office today to make an appointment with Dr. Rathke!