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Dr. Nathan A. Burns, DMD

Pediatric Dentist
Great Big Smiles
Phone Number:
(504) 455-2213


5036 Yale St. Suite 302 Metairie, LA 70006


  • Pediatric Dentistry

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Professional Statement

Dr. Nathan attended undergrad at Mississippi State University, graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2003, and then completed a two-year residency specializing in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005.

During his pediatric residency, Dr. Nathan was extensively trained in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. This included (but was not limited to): growth and development of the pediatric dental patient, preventive and restorative dentistry, advanced behavior management techniques, sedation dentistry, hospital dentistry, trauma, orthodontics, and treating patients with special needs.

Dr. Nathan then treated pediatric patients in private practice in Nashville, TN, from 2005-2014. This time and experience allowed him to fine tune his skills as a pediatric dentist, especially from a communication and behavior management standpoint. Conservative in his treatment philosophy, Dr. Nathan believes in fully explaining all procedures and options in a manner that everyone can understand. He is open to answering any questions that a patient or parent may have. Dr. Nathan believes in treating everyone as he himself would want to be treated.

Born in Houma, LA, and raised in Natchez, MS, Dr. Nathan was always looking for an opportunity to move closer to his family. He and his wife Vanessa are very excited to make New Orleans their home and look forward to starting a family here. Outside the office, Dr. Nathan enjoys all things outdoors… hunting, fishing, sports, and travel.

"My favorite part of pediatric dentistry is building trust and long term relationships with the patients and parents. I love helping a fearful patient learn to become comfortable, safe, and happy in our office."
-Dr. Nathan

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Education & Training

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry

Languages Spoken

  • English

Ages Treated