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Downtown Dental

Financial Info

At Downtown Dental, our fees are based on the quality of the materials we use and our experience in performing your needed dental treatment. If you would like to review our financial arrangement options in advance of treatment, please contact our New Orleans dental office. Also, please note that Downtown Dental charges a fee for missed dental appointments without proper cancellation. Call our friendly dental office for policy details and to ask any remain questions. Our entire team can't wait to meet you and get started on your smile journey!


At Downtown Dental, our goal is to maximize your insurance benefits and make any remaining balance easily affordable. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please call our office at (504) 528-7800 to review your concerns.

Please bring your insurance information with you to your appointment so that we can expedite the reimbursement process.

Third-Party Financing

We are pleased to accept the CareCredit card for budget-conscious patients. With CareCredit, you can finance 100 percent of your dental care with no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. You can begin your treatment today and conveniently pay with low, monthly payments.

CareCredit can be used by every member of your family without the hassle of reapplication for each person. The application process is quick, and you’ll receive an online decision in seconds! Apply now or see our staff for more details.

In-Office Financing

Your health and emotional well-being start with a smile you’re proud to show off. At Downtown Dental, our no-interest and extended payment plans make it easier to get the radiant smile you’ve always dreamed about.

Ask us about financing for the following procedures:

  • Veneers and caps
  • Implants
  • Crowns
  • Oral surgery
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Tooth contouring and reshaping
  • Gum surgery
  • Dental sealants

In-Office Membership Plan

For those patients who do not have dental insurance, we are pleased to offer an in-office membership plan. The plan offers covered and discounted dental services to patients and their families all the while receiving expert dental care from Dr. Richard Rathke

Other Payment Options

When you come in for your initial dental appointment at Downtown Dental, our friendly and capable staff will help guide you in choosing the best payment method for you.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
Frequently Asked Questions

downtown dental logo l dentist near meDowntown Dental is in the heart of New Orleans, just west of the winding Mississippi River. Our dental office is in the Central Business District on historic Tchoupitoulas Street alongside renowned establishments such as Hotel De L'eau Vive and Mother’s Restaurant. You will find our office directly next door to the Hotel De L'eau Vive.

We have a small hanging sign on the front of our building that you can see from the road and sidewalk. Once you arrive at 307 Tchoupitoulas Street, you will find us in suite 200. For your convenience, we also have an interactive street map on our contact page. 

Our Neighborhood's History 

We are proud to provide high-quality dental care to New Orleans and the surrounding areas. New Orleans has a vibrant history, and we are grateful to live in a city that cherishes its culture and community.

An integral part of New Orleans history, Tchoupitoulas Street was named in honor of the Chapitoulas Native American tribe. The name “Chapitoulas” is Choctaw for the phrase "those who live by the river."

In years past, people used the Mississippi River for transporting goods, and Tchoupitoulas Street was the shipping hub because of its proximity to the river. Now, numerous families, musicians, and local businesses call Tchoupitoulas Street their home. We at Downtown Dental are proud to be a part of a neighborhood with such a rich history. 

Contact Downtown Dental Today  

If you need a dentist in downtown LA, Dr. Richard Rathke at Downtown Dental is the one to call. Our dentist office in New Orleans offers various treatments in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions about your dental care, please call us at (504) 528-7800.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

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