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Gizelle Poche’ Richard, D.D.S.

As a native New Orleanian and a dentist since 1985, I learned the real value of doctor/patient relationships after Hurricane Katrina. When I returned home to my Algiers practice three weeks after Katrina, I knew then that I would never leave this city. New Orleans is my home and my community.

As a general restorative dentist with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, I quickly recognized that the most rewarding gift I could give my patients was a wonderful smile. A big part of mental health is the ability to laugh and to smile.

My practice philosophy is simple. My patients are my family and I always welcome new family members. I will treat each person with respect and perform dentistry in a caring, healthy environment. Our competitive distinction is simple: “We’re all about you!”

Biographical Information

Dr. Richard is a 1985 graduate of LSU School of Dentistry and a member of:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Louisiana Dental Association
  • The New Orleans Dental Association
  • The Crescent City Study Club
  • Spear Study Club

Dr. Richard was the 2019 Chairman of the New Orleans Dental Conference. She currently serves as Chairman of the Louisiana Dental Association’s Council of Governmental Affairs which involves traveling to Washington D.C. yearly to advocate for dentistry.  She is also President of the New Orleans Dental Association.

Outside the office, Dr. Richard enjoys yoga, traveling, and volunteering with the Kiwanis Club of Algiers.


How do I begin to describe the gifts and talents of Dr. Gizelle Richard? Ive had a very long history with her as a patient since 1996, and have never had a thought of going anywhere else. My most recent treatment was to restore my front teeth and my smile to what is was before the accident. What a cosmetic marvel…the outcome was perfect! I have a beautiful smile now. In my book, Dr Richard is the rare combination of scientist and artist, and that is really hard to find! Thank you Dr Richard and thank you Staff!