Meet Our Doctors

At Metairie Dental Centre we pride ourselves on the quality of dentists in our office. Our dentists are committed to providing you with excellent dental care in a comfortable environment. We know that the personality and skill are important factors for choosing a dentist. That is why we have three outstanding and friendly doctors who understand the importance of continuing education and patient-doctor relationships. Each one of our dentists at Metairie Dental Centre brings a unique perspective, and together, they form a team with one goal in mind: giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted!
Dr. Thomas Murphy
Dr. Thomas Murphy - Metairie Dental Centre
Starting at Bissonet Plaza Elementary through East Jefferson High School then on to the University Of New Orleans and the LSU School OF Dentistry, Dr Murphy has lived in Metairie almost all his life. 
Having been in practice for over 25 years, Dr. Murphy is able to provide his patients with accurate and realistic goals for their dental treatment. He knows what dental procedures work best; he won’t sell you on a treatment you don’t need or want.
When Dr. Murphy is not at Metairie Dental Centre, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynn and their 3 children, Paulina, Kenan, and Gwen. He can also be seen around town playing bass for EL and the Blues Crusaders.
Dr. Paola Donaire
Dr. Paola Donaire - Metairie Dental Centre
Dr. Paola Donaire attended the University of New Orleans for her undergraduate studies. She then graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed a prosthodontic residency at LSU. Following her specialty training in prosthodontics, Dr. Donaire completed an implant fellowship. The additional training in prosthodontics and implantology allows Dr. Donaire to handle complex restorative, reconstructive, cosmetic, and prosthodontic dental cases.
Besides dentistry, Dr. Donaire enjoys spending time with her husband, Ronnie and her children, Adrian and Mena. She also loves having her friends and family over so that she can cook for them.
Dr. Melissa Tom
Dr. Melissa Tom - Metairie Dental Centre
Dr. Melissa Tom completed her undergraduate studies at LSU and then graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry. As a recent graduate, Dr. Tom brings a unique perspective to Metairie Dental Centre. She is up to date on the latest trends in dentistry. She is also an active member of the local dental association chapter. For Dr. Tom creating beautiful and healthy smiles is a calling. She loves seeing her patients walk out of the office with their head held high because they are confident about their smile.
In Dr. Tom’s free time, she enjoys playing with her twins, Katherine and Madeline, and her son, Samuel. She also loves shopping and trying new restaurants with her husband, Sammy.

Meet Our Hygienists

Our hygienists are here to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for the rest of your life. The mouth is a warm, dark, moist place with a constant source of food. Bacteria thrive in this environment and in no time you can develop a buildup of plaque, tartar and bacteria that are harmful to your gums and to your overall health and needs to be professionally removed. Dr. Bonnie and Paulette will thoroughly clean your teeth and teach you how to keep them clean and healthy between dental visits.
Dr. Bonnie
Dr. Bonnie - Metairie Dental Centre
Dr. Bonnie is a New Orleans native having graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, The University of New Orleans, and then LSU School of Dentistry. Since 1996, she has limited her practice to dental hygiene.
When not busy at work, Dr. Bonnie is often singing somewhere—church, the hallway, her bathroom, everywhere. Her voice is beautiful!
Paulette - Metairie Dental Centre
Paulette grew up in Jefferson and received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisiana Monroe.
When not at work Paulette is busy, busy, busy with her three boys Josh, Patrick, and Luke.

Our Team

From assisting the dentists in maintaining your oral health to helping you make affordable financial arrangements, our friendly staff is a critical part of our healthcare team. We pride ourselves on having the highest level of friendliness and care. Our dental team understands that, “no one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care,” so our team goes above and beyond to make you feel at home while at Metairie Dental Centre. You are our family!
Our assistants are highly-trained and accomplished in dentistry. They know how to handle almost any dental situation, but most importantly, they know how to treat their patients with compassion and care. You are their priority!
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