Dentist Baton Rouge, LA - BR Dentistry

Since 1965, when Dr. Donald Perrere originally started the practice, BR Dentistry has been working with patients to provide the best dental care in the Baton Rouge area. Drs. Bankhead and Rauber couple genuine concern for their patients, with their experience in dentistry. Our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to keep our patients happy.

When you have dental problems, you need to turn to a dentist who listens and responds… a friendly dentist who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your teeth and gums. Dr. Bankhead and Dr. Rauber meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Our website provides you with background information about Dr. Bankhead, Dr. Rauber, our staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office, and other useful information.  We invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions.

Drs. Bankhead and Rauber would like to welcome you to our website. We are happy you have chosen us for your dental needs. Please feel free to contact our office and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment.

Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Daniel O. Bankhead, DDS

    Dr. Bankhead was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. and graduated from Catholic High School.  After high school, he attended Louisiana State University and then went on to Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD), where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for dental excellence as well as many other awards. 

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  • Nicholas J. Rauber, DDS

    Dr. Rauber was born and raised in New Orleans, La. and graduated from Jesuit High School. After high school, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge earning a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, as well as a minor in Chemistry. 

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Our Location

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-3:30 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-1:00 pm







Featured Articles

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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  • Crowns and Bridges

    Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.Bridges are sometimes referred ...

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped, or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or that are chipped, ...

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  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your ...

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  • April 2022 Dental Newsletter

    The Importance of Preventive Care: Maintaining Good Oral Health Preventative dental care is a significant part of overall dental health, but it's often an afterthought. Our dedicated dentist sees many patients who don’t keep up with consistent preventative oral care and then must fix the problems ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I’ve been a patient for many years and have gladly recommended this Dental Office to friends! BR Dentistry is top quality! Warm and welcoming, you don’t even feel like you’re at a dental appointment. I’ve always been treated with the utmost respect. The staff is extremely friendly like they are your own family. Dr. Bankhead has exemplary chair-side manner! Just LOVE him. And Amy, Jane, and Terry are outstanding employees!! If I could give 10 stars I absolutely would do that! If you are looking for a Dental Office in Baton Rouge, do not hesitate to call this office. You will be glad you did!"
    Shelley S.
  • "Dr. Bankhead and Dr. Rauber are very caring and thorough professionals. As an added bonus, both have great personalities and sense of humor, which really helps put their patients at ease. Thanks for the many years of great care."
    Brenda P.
  • "Great experience. Lana was a tremendous help!"
    Sean M.
  • "Drs Rauber and Bankhead along with their staff work to make sure you have the most pleasant experience. I am so happy I found BR Dentistry!!"
    John S.
  • "Drs. Bankhead and Rauber and the entire BR Dentistry staff are awesome. I am a dentist in North Louisiana and always recommend my patients leaving for LSU give them a call if they ever need any work done during the school year. They treat you like family and will take great care of your oral health care needs! 10/10 recommend"
    David M.
  • "I needed a LOT of dental work for me to be able to smile again, Dr. Nick & Crew were always very respectful, punctual and professional! I would highly recommend this dental practice to anyone. Thank yall for giving me my smile back!!!"
    Doug W.
  • "Excellent care and wonderful staff. Makes going to the dentist enjoyable."
    Wades T.
  • "BR Dentistry operates with personal consideration to each patient. They are not a high volume corporate practice focusing on profits and up selling. I personally have experienced the honest and ethical dentistry that should be the standard by which all dentists strive. Dr. Rauber and his assistant work together as one. If you have a fear of shots then give Dr. Rauber a try. You won’t feel a thing.
    Great Dentist!"
    Ross W.
  • "I've tried several local dentists and BR Dentistry is easily the best. Amy is a stand out hygienist. No pain and only mild shaming on my flossing habits. And Mary! She obviously loves doing in-office bleaching because my teeth have never been whiter and brighter."
    Tim B.
  • "There should be 10 stars for Dr. Rauber and his team! I have an autoimmune disorder that affects my teeth. It’s an ongoing battle. The team at BR Dentistry take such great care of me and always make me feel comfortable and assuring with the uphill battle I face. I can’t sing their praises enough!!!"
    Leslie C.
  • "BR Dentistry is very professional and amazing at what they do! The dentists, hygienists, assistants and staff are thorough and caring from start to finish! If you’re looking for a dental office for you and your family’s needs, this is the place!"
    Heather T.
  • "Super friendly staff from the front desk to the doctors. They make you feel like family."
    Kate V.
  • "Great office, Good Dentists, hygienists, and office staff. Biggest plus in my opinion is they are always on time! Highly recommend"
    Brandon H.
  • "I've worked with Dr. Nick Rauber and the Swollfest charity event for years. Can't recommend his work and his character enough."
    Justan H.
  • "I may be biased, but the BR Dentistry team is wonderful. So proud to be a part of it."
    Nick R.
  • "Great friendly staff and Dr.Rauber is the best!!"
    Blain B.
  • "BR Dentistry has the friendliest staff that isn't afraid to have some fun. Dr. Nick Rauber is passionate about what he does and one of the best in our community."
    Chelsey B.

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