With more than 40 years’ experience, Dr. Harry Castle 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 three 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 InstaSmile, an orthodontic technique to straighten teeth within three to six months. Ideally suited for adults, the InstaSmile technique can also be used in conjunction with a teeth whitening application.
A father of two 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. Kyle Ferro grew up in Texas, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. He received his Bachelor of Science in biological science degree from Louisiana State University. In 2010 he received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.Dr. Ferro practices general dentistry and is currently a member of the International Dental Implant Association. He is devoted to continuing his education on dental implants. With his commitment and personal belief to providing his patients with the best possible care we are proud to have him as a member of our dental team at Oak Park Dental. Dr. Ferro now resides in Moss Bluff.
When not practicing dentistry, he is an avid hunter and fisherman. He is also a big LSU Tigers fan.
Dr. Navdeep Thind completed her Bachelor of Science in biological and chemical sciences at McNeese State University and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health and Science University. In addition to being an avid member of the American Dental Association, she is certified by the American Association of Facial Esthetics and is accredited and certified to offer BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM. Dr. Thind practices general dentistry with a special interest in cosmetics. Dentistry is an extraordinary platform to improve the overall health and self-esteem of others. Dr. Thind believes it is a privilege when a patient puts their trust in her care, and she vows to treat all patients with the utmost integrity. Dentistry has opened doors for her to meet amazing people from all walks of life, and she aims to provide every patient she meets with a comfortable space to express their concerns free from judgment.
Outside of the office, one of the most important things to Dr. Thind is to spend quality time with her family and friends. She also loves to try new restaurants, travel to new places and live an active lifestyle.
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