George P. Cerniglia, DDS, APDC

Since graduating from LSU School of Dentistry in 1986, Dr. George Cerniglia has been practicing as a general dentist in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Cerniglia started his own practice in 1989, and has moved to his present location on Houma Blvd. in 1996. Dr. Cerniglia prides himself in providing dentistry as he would like for himself and his family. When you enter the practice you will feel as though you belong to a dental family. The office will make you feel at home, while providing a clean, safe, and cozy environment. Whether it is the fountains, aromatherapy, Tempur-Pedic® pillows, televisions in the treatment rooms, Dr. Cerniglia takes great pride in the way he pampers and treats his patients.

Dr. Cerniglia’s professional affiliations are extensive. The Organizations he is involved with include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • New Orleans Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society
  • Crescent City Study Club
  • American Academy of Computerized Dentistry
  • American Academy of Laser Dentist
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Cerniglia is also a past President of the LSUSD Alumni Association.

Dr. Cerniglia was recently voted one of America’s Top Dentist, nationally, and was listed as one the Top Dentist, voted by his peers, and featured in the March Issue of New Orleans Magazine in 2009.

Dr. Cerniglia averages over 85 hours of continuing education each year. The State requirement is 21 hours a year. The extra time shows Dr. Cerniglia’s commitment to being the best dentist he can be. This also helps him keep up with the latest technology in dentistry. This is reflected in his High Tech dental office which includes: Digital Radiography, CEREC Computerized Dentistry ( which allows Dr. Cerniglia to create a crown or veneer same day in his office in under 2 hours), Laser Dentistry, Full Computer integration, Digital imaging, Advanced Zoom Whitening, Kor Deep Bleaching, Fresh Breath Therapy, and Laser Dentistry ( for treating teeth and gums).

Dr. Cerniglia is married to his wife, Lisa, of over 23 years, and they have four children. Dr. Cerniglia loves to spend his free time with his family, working in his garden, playing tennis, and spending time with Gracie, his Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dr. Cerniglia is an Extraordinary Minister at St. Ann Church, and is a Co-Captain of Group 37 with the Men of Manresa.

Dr. Shannon Oddo Doyle — Associate Dentist

Dr. Shannon Doyle received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Orleans and is a 2000 alum of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Dr. Doyle strives to provide gentle dentistry at the level she would want for herself and her family.

Dr. Doyle is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. She has received training in CEREC computerized dentistry at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, and has completed extensive training in implant restorative dentistry through the Biomet 3i Synergy Training Program. Dr. Doyle is a member of the Spear Study Club, which allows her to stay educated with the latest advances in dentistry. She is also an active volunteer for Team Smile which partners with the New Orleans Saints to provide care for underserved children. Dr. Doyle loves working with children and has extensive training in working with young children.

Dr. Doyle is married to her husband Ross and they have three daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as traveling, biking, reading, playing piano, and dancing.