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Gizelle Poche' Richard, D.D.S.

Dr-RichardAs a native New Orleanian and a dentist since 1985, I learned the real value of doctor/patient relationships after Hurricane Katrina. When I returned home to my Algiers practice three weeks after Katrina, I knew then that I would never leave this city. New Orleans is my home and my community.

As a general restorative dentist with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, I quickly recognized that the most rewarding gift I could give my patients was a wonderful smile. A big part of mental health is the ability to laugh and to smile.

My practice philosophy is simple. My patients are my family and I always welcome new family members. I will treat each person with respect and perform dentistry in a caring, healthy environment. Our competitive distinction is simple: "We're all about you!"

Biographical Information


Dr. Richard is a graduate of LSU School of Dentistry (1985).

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Louisiana Dental Association
  • The New Orleans Dental Association
  • The Crescent City Study Club

Dr. Richard volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Algiers.

Outside the office, Dr. Richard enjoys yoga and traveling.


Gabrielle M. Richard, D.D.S

Gabi-close-up-consult-meet-the-docs-1-cropped-for-webGrowing up with a passion for science and art, I knew at an early age that I wanted a career that blended the two disciplines. After working in my mother’s dental office during my college summers,  I saw first-hand that dentistry was the career for me. I am honored and humbled to work side by side with my mother. What makes us unique is that we are the only mother-daughter dental team in New Orleans!

General dentistry is a remarkable field in that it allows me to treat the young, the old, and everyone in between.  Dentistry offers a wide array of treatment options that I customize for each patient.  My goal is to focus on overall patient health because we can not forget that the head is connected to the rest of the body!

I am looking forward to building lasting relationships with patients by providing gentle care in a stress-free environment. Who says going to the dentist can’t be fun?

Biographical Information

Dr. Gabrielle Richard is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2016. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Richard was the recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award, the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Award, and the LSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Leadership Award. 

She is a member of:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Louisiana Dental Association
  • The New Orleans Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • Crescent City Study Club

Dr. Gabrielle Richard enjoys tennis, yoga, cooking, and traveling.

Brent J. Benoit, D.D.S, M.S.D.

Dr. Brent BenoitOur smile is a huge component of who we are, and it is one of our greatest assets. It makes a great first impression and can light up a room. I strive to give all of my patients a smile they are happy to show off confidently and energetically. I grew up with my mother as an orthodontic assistant which has directed me towards this amazing profession. After working as an orthodontic assistant in college, I knew orthodontics was my calling.

I am eager to improve my patients’ smiles esthetically and functionally. Whether young or old, I look forward to my time with patients and treating them as if they were my family. I seek to share my passion for orthodontics and overall oral health while still having fun along the way. I cannot wait to work with you and give you the smile you deserve!

Biographical Information

Dr. Brent J. Benoit, originally from Houma, LA, graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School in 2007. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2015. Following graduation, Dr. Benoit completed an Implant Restorative Fellowship at the LSU School of Dentistry in the Periodontics Department. He earned his Master of Science in Dentistry degree and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the LSU School of Dentistry after completing a two-year residency in 2018. Currently, Dr. Benoit serves on the Craniofacial Abnormalities Team at Children's Hospital of New Orleans.

Dr. Benoit is a member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Louisiana Association of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • New Orleans Dental Association

Dr. Benoit’s hobbies include traveling, cooking, fishing, hunting, and exercising. Dr. Brent was recently selected to be a part of the 610 Stompers!