Oak Park Dental

Owner: Dr. Harry Castle, DDS
1616 West McNeese Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 337-478-3232 | Fax: 337-478-3206
Days of Operation: Monday through Thursday

As you walk in our front door, you can see that we're unique. Our office was designed to create a comfortable, relaxed setting for you to receive the latest in dental technology and procedures. From routine cleanings to advanced cosmetic treatments, we will meet and exceed your expectations. No longer limited to dentures, bridges and braces, dentistry has expanded to offer cosmetic advantages. At Oak Park Dental we have embraced the newest advances and can brighten your smile, align your teeth and correct any number of flaws you may perceive.

With more than 30 years experience, Harry Castle, DDS is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive dental services for the entire family. As the first dentist in Louisiana-and the only dentist in Lake Charles-to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Castle joins a prestigious group of just 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 4,000 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 three to six months. Ideally suited for adults, the Insta Smile technique can also be used in conjunction with a teeth-whitening application.
      The 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.

James McGee, DDS -- Specializing in 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 distinctive services for adults and children with special dental needs. He has the surgical expertise to perform extractions, including wisdom teeth, gum line contouring and root canals.
     Following extensive post-graduate study at the Geneva Dental School, Dr. McGee is also uniquely 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 three, 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.

Michael Hebert, DDS joined Oak Park Dental in 2005. He provides orthodontic treatment and education for both adult and adolescent patients.
     A Lake Charles native, Dr. Hebert graduated from McNeese and received his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry. He then went on to receive his Master of Science in Orthodontics from St. Louis University.
     Before joining Oak Park Dental, Dr. Hebert practiced in Colorado for 23 years.
     While in Colorado, Dr. Hebert received many honors, including being named president of the Aurora Health Unit, Constituent of Metro Denver Dental Society.
     Dr. Hebert is married with three sons.
     He enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time on his sailboat, traveling and sports car racing/rallying.