About Us

Ivonne Castro Family Dentistry offers the most comprehensive dental care for your entire family. Our focus on health-centered dentistry is based on our belief in minimally-invasive oral care. With a proactive approach that prioritizes your overall health and comfort, we’re proud to serve patients from Belle Chasse, Harvey, Algiers, West Bank, Plaquemines Parish, and many other cities throughout Louisiana.

Our team has over 20 years of in-depth dental experience and is dedicated to utilizing state-of-the-art oral technology while providing restorative dental care that preserves your natural teeth and beautiful smile. We specialize in oral surgery and extractions; health-driven nutrition; sleep apnea; TMJ/TMD health; cosmetic dentistry; family dentistry; general dentistry; dental implants and dentures; invisible braces; sedation dentistry; and much more.

We strive to provide proactive oral care that begins with comprehensive exams and preventative cleanings. These routine visits give us the opportunity to catch any dental disorders in their early stages while also building life-long relationships with our patients. By prioritizing nutrition and great dental habits, we’ll work together in optimizing your overall health. Your mouth and body have a symbiotic relationship where ones’ health is directly tied to the other’s– we’ll help create lasting habits that minimize your need for future dental work as well as the risk of serious health conditions.

With extensive training in anxiety alleviation, we’re able to make your visit both relaxing and productive. We welcome you to be a part of our family. Experience our patient-focused dentistry and begin your journey to great dental health today.   

Dr. Ivonne Castro

Dr. Ivonne Castro graduated from dental school in 1994 at the top of her class. She completed a two-year postgraduate general practice residency in Cleveland, OH, and has extensive dental training in implant surgery. In 2013, Dr. Castro completed a one-year maxi course with the American Association of Implant Dentistry and is certified in conscious sedation, offering different levels of sedation to ensure that patients with dental anxiety have the best dental experience available.

Dr. Christopher Brown

Dr. Brown graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU in 1978. Two days later, he entered the US Navy and served for 3 years in the Dental Corps for the 9th fleet. Then he began his private practice of family dentistry joining his dad on the Westbank of New Orleans. Upon his dad's retirement from practice, Dr. Brown then expanded the clinic to include doctors specializing in each different discipline of dentistry so that the concept of fully integrated comprehensive dental treatment could be realized.

Julie VanVeckhoven
Dental Hygienist

Julie has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years, providing gentle, thorough and caring treatment, with years of experience as a gum (periodontal) therapist. A graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry, Julie is also certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide while providing patient care when necessary in the course of her treatments. She truly loves her work in dentistry and has a heart for every patient she treats. Her attention to detail and a passion to maintain high and current standards in the profession is extremely important to her. Julie stays updated and educated on the latest technology and research which allows her to provide the best most thorough care possible to her patients. Julie and her husband have two beautiful daughters. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends and enjoying life.

Karoline Myers
Dental Hygienist

Karoline is a graduate from LSU School of Dentistry as a dental hygienist with years of experience in the dental field, and is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide while providing patient care when needed. Karoline continuously stays knowledgeable on the latest technology and information, allowing her to provide her patients with the best and most thorough care possible. Karoline enjoys being able to develop relationships with her patients and educate patients on ways to improve their oral and systemic health. In her free time, Karoline likes to spend time with family, friends, and her red Lab, Bailey.

Felicia Bonnett
Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria Murr
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristi Jones
Financial Coordinator

Dee Matherne
Insurance Coordinator

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