Forward-Thinking Dentist with Strong Local Roots

Refined Credentials, Straightforward Values

Dr. John Barksdale is renowned in the area for expertise in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. And with good reason. His credentials speak for themselves. Dr. Barksdale is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of Misch International Implant Institute. Never one to rest on his laurels, Dr. Barksdale completes more than 100 hours of continuing education courses annually. For you, this translates to consistent, high-quality, modern care. You couldn’t ask for more from any dentist in Baton Rouge, LA.

More than knowing how to heal people, Dr. Barksdale knows how to treat people. When you come to see him, you’ll get the respect you deserve. That means compassionate, personalized service focused on your specific needs. Dr. Barksdale recognizes that no two patients are alike and works with you to determine the best treatment plan to achieve your goals. Whatever your dental needs are, you can count on him to put a happy, healthy, beautiful smile back on your face.

About Dr. Barksdale

Superior Treatment Through Top Technology

Qualifications and chairside manner are only part of what makes for an exceptional experience here at Barksdale Dentistry. The other key element is technology. Dr. Barksdale has invested extensively in tools that make your treatment quicker, more predictable, and less invasive, from the planning stage right through healing.

Advanced Imaging
We begin each dental implant treatment work-ups with a thorough evaluation and personalized consultation. It’s important for us to learn how your current missing teeth are affecting your life and your smile goals. Learning your concerns and goals helps us tailor your individual treatment; our goal is to always be sure you’re provided with the greatest functional and esthetic results possible.

3D images of your mouth, with cone beam CT technology, is taken to aid in treatment planning and helping us determine if you’ll need bone grafting or other preliminary treatment.

All the information we gather from your consultation and diagnostics is used to create a personalized surgical and restorative treatment plan.

Other current technology enables you to see what we see, which allows you to get a glimpse at the future of your dental health.

You’ll see areas of your mouth in “real-time” with the aid of intra oral cameras that display images of your mouth and teeth on a monitor in our exam room. This process will better help you with understanding your dental issues and also how they can be addressed.

More exciting still is our Digital Smile Design program, which gives you a preview of how your smile will look once treatment is complete! You will have an opportunity to give your approval beforehand.
Laser Dentistry
The power of PerioLase® laser technology provides minimally invasive treatment that’s highly precise and efficient. With LANAP® and LAPIP® we can treat diseased gum tissue, instantly eradicating bacteria without the need for a scalpel.

LAPIP™ enables us to save a dental implant when infection threatens its foundation and stimulate the growth of soft tissue and bone.

PIEZOSURGERY® also provides minimally invasive treatment, using ultrasonic vibrations instead of sharp instruments for bone grafting and other hard tissue procedures.
Faster Healing
We can also help smooth your recovery after treatment with advanced healing techniques such as plasma-rich growth factors (PrGF). Using growth factors drawn from a small sample of your blood, we can create a protective layer over your surgical sites.

Meet Our Team



Scheduling Coordinator

Peyton has been in dentistry since she was 19 years old.

She enjoys seeing patients leave with a smile on their face. In her spare time, Peyton loves to paint, volunteer at animal shelters, and spend time with her friends and family.



Insurance and Scheduling Coordinator

Holli has been in dentistry over five years, most recently moving into the billing and insurance side of the business. She serves patients with a high standard of care, and loves making a difference in their lives.

Holli is married and has a beautiful little girl. She and her family enjoy spending time together dining, shopping, and having a great time making memories!




Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been working with Dr. Barksdale for 38 years.

She has one son and a new grandson, Quinn. Texas is her home state and she still misses it, but loves Louisiana and her patients. Treating her patients and taking care of their dental needs is a priority for her.




Courtney began working in our office in 2012 as a student worker. After graduating LSU Dental School in 2015 she became a full time hygienist.

She is very passionate about helping people understand the importance of oral health along with maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile. Courtney is married and has one son. She enjoys spending time with friends, family and her golden retriever Jake.



Dental Assistant

Hope has worked with Dr. Barksdale since 2004. She received her Expanded Dental Assisting Certification at LSU and also holds certification in Dental Radiology and CPR.She is our Treatment Coordinator.

Hope is married and has a beautiful daughter. She enjoys watching LSU football and baseball, spending time outdoors, and getting together with her family and friends.



Dental Assistant

Jennifer attended Ascension College where she obtained her Dental Assisting Certificate in 2007. She started working with Dr. Barksdale after completing her externship. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Certificate in 2010 from LSU. She is also certified in Dental Radiology and CPR.

Jennifer is married and has 2 children. She enjoys watching LSU baseball, cooking and fishing in her spare time.



Dental Assistant

Lacey has been working with Dr. Barksdale since 2016. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting certification from the University of Florida in 2004 and from Louisiana State University in 2007; and also holds certifications in radiology and CPR.

Lacey has two sons that keep her busy with football and baseball. She loves to cook, go fishing and spend time with her family.



Dental Assistant

Taylor has been in dentistry since 2017, and works full time with Dr. Barksdale while attending school to further her dental career. She received her Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Certificate from LSU in 2017; she is also certified in Dental Radiology and CPR.

Taylor is engaged to her high school sweetheart, Andrew, and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

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