Cosmetic Dentist – Covington, LA

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James A. Moreau Jr., DDS

Covington Dentist, James A. Moreau Jr, DDS

With over 40 years spent in the world of dentistry so far, Dr. Moreau certainly knows a thing or two about revitalizing smiles. He’s always ready to go the extra mile to help people escape chronic pain, chew more successfully, and achieve a better quality of life that lasts. Hearing from his patients about the compliments they receive on their treated teeth always makes his day! Keep reading below if you’d like to learn more about him.  

Why Did You Decide to
Become a Dentist?

Dentist speaking with patient

Funny enough, becoming a dentist (a profession that he genuinely loves today) was the LAST thing Dr. Moreau wanted to do for his job initially. In his younger years, however, he experienced several facial injuries that involved his teeth and jaws, which gave him a newfound appreciation for what dentists could do to help those in need. His father also gave him a strong push in the direction of oral healthcare because he thought Dr. Moreau was too independent for the military and also too strong-willed to be someone’s employee – and he was right!

Today, Dr. Moreau is proud to be the independent leader of his dental office while still having a soft heart for the people in his care. He also enjoys being a seasoned mentor to those who seek his expertise.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After completing his initial degree at the University of New Orleans, Dr. Moreau pursued his dental doctorate at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Today, he is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also eligible for a Fellowship with the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and a current member of the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association. Over the decades, he has remained committed to pursuing continuing education at very opportunity, including courses about laser dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, prosthetics, root canals, orthodontics, advanced life support, and much more. He considers himself a “Swiss Army Knife” of a dentist!

University of New Orleans campus

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Collage of activities

Dr. Moreau and his wife Julie have been married since 1983 and have brought four interesting children into the world – two daughters followed by twin sons. Their active family has always enjoyed traveling, church, and community activities together, with some sports and a lot of camping sprinkled into the mix. They’ve camped, flown airplanes, canoed, kayaked, hiked, zip lined, rode horseback, and biked in various locations throughout the country! Although he’s taking a break from flying, Dr. Moreau is a founding member of both the Big Easy Wing and the Bayou Escadrille Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and supports the restoration and maintenance of WWII aircraft. Last and certainly not least, he is a Board Member of Louisiana Missions of Mercy and has led mission trips to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Moreau used to joke that his hobbies are “weed whacking and self-pity.” But these days, he does as much travel as time allows and spends plenty of time hanging out on his pontoon boat, affectionately called “The Weedwhacker”.