About Us:

Welcome to the office of Dr. Michelle Dumiller Carlton, the only full time orthodontist in Livingston Parish. We have a state of the art office located in Denham Springs, Louisiana. We know you will love the amenities such as the coffee/juice bar, flat screen televisions, Xbox 360 game systems, fingerprint sign in computer and satellite radio. We strive to give you the best and most memorable orthodontic experience around in a friendly, comfortable and fun environment! Many patients may not look forward to wearing braces, but after one visit to our office, we know you’ll change your mind and tell your friends! Our patients deserve the best technology to yield fantastic results in less time, which is why we offer the Damon system self ligating braces in our office.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Michelle Dumiller Carlton was born and raised in the Denham Springs area. After getting her braces as an adolescent, Dr. Carlton knew she wanted to be an orthodontist. She loved her new smile and wanted to be able to give that to others. She is a graduate of Denham Springs High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. Dr. Carlton was inducted as member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society while attending LSUHSC. Following a one year general practice residency, Dr. Carlton completed a 2-year orthodontic residency program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. Dr. Carlton always knew she wanted to come home to Denham Springs to practice orthodontics.

Dr. Carlton's professional affiliations include: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Louisiana Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Louisiana Dental Association.

Dr. Carlton enjoys working with both children and adults, helping them achieve beautiful smiles. It is her goal to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a fun and friendly environment. She wants orthodontic treatment to be a positive experience for everyone.

When not in the office, Dr. Carlton enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and children, Cooper and Kyleigh. They are members of First Baptist Church of Denham Springs. They are big LSU fans!

Meet Our Staff

Misti has been a part of Carlton Orthodontics since July 2006. She assists Dr. Carlton in the clinic during your time in treatment. She enjoys the fun, friendly atmosphere while getting to know each patient and their families. Misti also loves seeing our patients make progress throughout their treatment. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, their daughter, Lindley and family dog, Bandit.

Mel will be the person that will work with you during the initial appointment to ensure that all of your needs are met and questions answered. She has been in the orthodontic field since 1998 with E.D.D.A Certification and enjoys watching patients smiles transform. She also works in the clinic at various times so she may assist with your wires and colors. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her three children; Cade, Calli and Cole. She also enjoys watching movies, cooking and hanging out with family.

Chaney joined our team in May 2012. She helps us during the busy afternoons and holidays by sterilizing instruments, setting up patient chairs and developing x-rays. She is a college student and will be attending Dental School in the future to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. When she is not working or attending school, she likes to spend time with her family. Whenever she is not spending time with family, she enjoys hanging out with friends and doing crafts.

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Melanie joined Carlton Orthodontics in June of 2014. She is a graduate of Denham Springs High School, class of 2011. She also attended Louisiana State University from 2011-2013 and Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy where she received her CPR and Radiology Certifications. She truly enjoys working side by side with Dr. Carlton and making our patients feel comfortable and confident. She takes pride in her job and loves building relationships with them. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Jordan and daughter, Kadence!