Dr. Harry Castle
With more than 40 years’ experience, Harry Castle, DDS is qualified to provide comprehensive dental services for the entire family. As the first dentist in Louisiana to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Castle joins a prestigious group of over 300 dentists to receive this distinction.
To earn the accreditation, Dr. Castle completed nearly 400 hours of specialized training and perfected five separate, cosmetically enhanced smile techniques. The training process, which was finally reviewed by a national panel of dentists who were already accredited in the AACD, took nearly 3 years to complete.
While the AACD has more than 6,000 members from around the world, it is not uncommon for the organization to accredit only a handful of dentists each year.
As a result of his orthodontic study, Dr. Castle has developed Insta Smile, an orthodontic technique to straighten teeth within 3 to 6 months. Ideally suited for adults, the Insta Smile technique can also be used in conjunction with a teeth-whitening application.
The father of 2 and a Lake Charles native, Dr. Castle is a graduate of Lake Charles High School and Loyola University’s School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He also attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he studied business administration, and McNeese State University, where he completed his pre-dental courses.
Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Castle served as a captain in the United States Army Dental Corps, where he cared for Vietnam-era soldiers, doctors and nurses at Modigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Upon his return to Lake Charles in 1970, he opened a private practice in family dentistry. His practice has grown and expanded every year. His newest office, Oak Park Dental South, opened in January 2002.
Dr. Castle is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, and International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. James McGee
Concentrating on prevention and treatment services for patients of all ages, James McGee, DDS has practiced family dentistry for more than 30 years. A healthy smile and freedom from oral disease are Dr. McGee’s immediate goals for you and your children.
Dr. McGee also provides services for adults and children with special dental needs. He has the surgical expertise to perform extractions, including wisdom teeth, gum line contouring, root canals, and partial and full dentures.
Following extensive post-graduate study at the Geneva Dental School, Dr. McGee is also qualified to improve results for those patients who have lost most or all of their teeth.
A native of Lake Charles, Dr. McGee graduated from McNeese State University, with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. During a tour of duty in the Air Force, where he was stationed at England Air Force Base in Louisiana, he began his pre-dental courses at Louisiana College in Pineville. Upon his discharge, he completed his pre-dental study at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. He graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Dr. McGee joined Oak Park Dental in 1999.
The father of 3, Dr. McGee is an avid hunter and fisherman. He is a member of the Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, and Lake Charles Rotary Club. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow, which is the distinction bestowed for making significant contributes to the Rotary International Foundation.
Dr. Kyle Ferro
Dr. Kyle Ferro is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. He proceeded and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2010.
Growing up in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Dr. Ferro is now a resident of Broussard, Louisiana. He practices general dentistry and is currently a member of the American Dental Implant Association as well as the International Implant Dental Association. Dr. Ferro holds licenses to practice in both Louisiana and Texas and is devoted to continuing his education on implants and oral sedation. His commitment and personal belief to providing his patients with the best care possible make him a great member of our staff here at Oak Park Dental.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ferro is an avid hunter and fisherman and a big fan of the LSU Tigers.
Dr. Robert Lamb
Dr. Robert Lamb is a Louisiana native and a 1979 graduate of the University of New Orleans, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology. From 1979 to 1983, he attended the LSU School of Dentistry, earning the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Lamb immediately began military service as a general practitioner with the United States Air Force stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base Germany, from 1983 to 1987.
In 1987, Dr. Lamb was accepted for postgraduate training in orthodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Following completion of this residency, he returned to Louisiana, where he practiced orthodontics in the New Orleans metropolitan area from 1989 to 1997. During this time period, Dr. Lamb served as base dental surgeon for the Louisiana Air National Guard at Alvin Callender Field in Belle Chase, Louisiana.
From 1997 to 2009, Dr. Lamb continued private orthodontic practice in Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In December of 2009, Dr. Lamb returned to Germany, this time in a civilian capacity, to serve as the Head of Orthodontics for the Bamberg and Schweinfurt Army Military Communities. During the period 2009-2013, Dr. Lamb was privileged and honored to supervise the orthodontic treatment of soldiers and their families who were posted overseas.
Dr. Lamb is married to Laura Larson Lamb, and together they have 4 children. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and skiing; loves to travel; and has a special interest in travel photography.
Dr. Mai Tran
Dr. Tran is from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2010, she graduated from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tran’s areas of expertise include general and esthetic dentistry, including veneers, crowns and bridges, complete and partial dentures, endodontics, and teeth whitening. She is certified for BOTOX® and dermal fillers, including Juvederm®. She also speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran works closely with her patients to provide comprehensive care and education on proper oral hygiene and health care.
Dr. Karlnelius Duhon
A native of Lake Charles, Dr. Karlnelius Duhon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in biology prior to completing his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
While at the University of Louisiana, he was a Gates Millennium Scholar, Dell Scholar, and Toyota Scholar, and completed Louisiana State University as a National Health Service Core Scholar.
An avid Saints fan, Dr. Duhon enjoys outdoor cooking and playing golf. He is also a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Dr. Jennifer Swedlow
(Board Certified Periodontist)
Dr. Swedlow completed her undergraduate education at Biola University in California, and graduated from dental school at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2007. She then practiced as a general dentist in the US Army for several years prior to completing advanced specialty education in periodontics in 2013. In addition to receiving her certificate in periodontics, Dr. Swedlow has also completed the requirements to become Board Certified in her specialty by the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Swedlow is dedicated to providing each of her patients with the best quality periodontal and implant treatment in a comfortable and caring environment.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Swedlow enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and 2 young children.