Meet Our Doctors

DrRippleCroppedSteven E. Ripple, D.D.S.

Dr. Steven Ripple has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 1988. He is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Jesuit High School. He attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate degree and continued there in the LSU School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. He also completed a Pediatric Dental Residency program at the University of Kentucky with extensive training in anesthesia, as well as treating medically compromised, handicapped and special needs children.

While at LSU, Dr. Ripple was the captain of the LSU Tiger Football Team and was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for highest scholastic average during his career and the Butch Duhe Memorial Award for the senior who typified all American youth. During dental school, he continued to excel and was the recipient of the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for outstanding achievement and also the American Society of Dentistry for Children’s Award for outstanding interest and proficiency in dentistry for children. He also served as Student Body President for two years.

Dr. Ripple and his wife, Jan Meador, are the parents of three children and proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

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Dr. Matthew Leftwich

Smile Stars Pediatric Dentistry

  • Baton Rouge Location - 10522 S. Glenstone Pl., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Phone: 225-769-5377 Fax: 225-769-7910
  • Prairieville Location - 15097 Hwy. 73, Prairieville, LA 70769 Phone: 225-313-4245

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