In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments. we are available by phone at any time
Paul Perez, DDS
Paul Perez, DDS,
Elizabeth Crapanzano-Perez, DDS

What Our Patients Are Saying

“He was amazing!!! I will be recommending him to everyone. His staff was excellent as well, they were very helpful and made sure I was ok throughout my entire visit."

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Our Team

Avenue Family Dentistry

At Avenue Family Dentistry, we look forward to providing dental care to you and your entire family. Husband and wife team, Dr. Paul Perez and Dr. Elizabeth Crapanzano offer patients everything from dental cleanings and exams to porcelain veneers and dental implants, as well as the advantage of a team approach to dentistry.

In addition, we provide teeth whitening, fillings and bonding, dental crowns, bridges, extractions, and even Invisalign—all in the same office. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, and we will do our best to ensure that for all our patients by providing exceptional care. At Avenue Family Dentistry, we put our patients above all else, and we work hard to make sure they feel safe, secure, comfortable, and happy with all the treatment we provide. We welcome each and every patient as though they are part of the family.

We take great pride in our landmark location. You won’t find a cold, ultra-modern office when you walk through our doors. Our office reflects the feel of classic New Orleans architecture and décor. We have the modern dental technology you’d expect, but we have created an office environment that reflects the appeal of our unique location. 

Our team has one goal: to take care of our patients and their families with the best dental care.

Once you become a patient at our office, you are a part of our Avenue Dental family


Meet Our Team

Paul C. Perez, DDS

Dr. Paul Perez is a New Orleans native through and through. Dr. Perez was a Jesuit Blue Jay and a member of the Louisiana State University Tiger Band.  Prior to starting dental school, Dr. Perez obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Perez was awarded the Robert F. Eastman Memorial Award for excellence in Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials at graduation. Dr. Perez is an active member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and New Orleans Dental Association. Dr. Perez has been awarded the honor of being one of New Orleans top dentists in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Dr. Perez’s weekend hobbies include watching the Saints and LSU play football, cooking good meals, and spending time with his family. 

Elizabeth Crapanzano-Perez DDS

Dr. Elizabeth Crapanzano was born in New Orleans and raised on red beans and rice. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Prior to starting dental school, she attended Loyola New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. She continued her education at the University of New Orleans where she received her Masters in Business Administration in Health Care. Dr. Crapanzano is an active member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and New Orleans Dental Association. Dr. Crapanzano’s weekend hobbies include boating, cooking good meals, and spending time with her family.

Carrie Daigle Bach, RDH, BS

Carrie, a New Orleans' native and resident, has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the uptown area since her graduation in 2002. She attended Loyola University and LSU School of Dentistry where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Carrie has served on the board for the New Orleans Dental Hygienists' Association as Secretary, President, and currently holds the position of Past President/Continuing Education Chair. She resides as a member of LSU School of Dentistry External Advisory Committee and has served on the school's Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. An ADHA (American Dental Hygienists' Association) member, she has chaired the LDHA Annual Session as well. An active member of the Junior League of New Orleans since 2006, Carrie has served on such committees as Julia Jump, Save Our Cemeteries, and the Children's Hospital Sugarplum Ball in addition to others. Carrie can also be seen donating her time on stage to the performing arts in many community theater musical productions. Carrie is happy to be a team member of Avenue Family Dentistry since it's inception in 2016!

Shannon Blanchard (Treatment Planning Coordinator)

Shannon Blanchard is the newest member of the Avenue Family Dentistry team, but she comes with over ten years of experience in the dental field as an treatment coordinator and insurance advisor. Shannon is passionate about being a patient advocate and enjoys guiding patients through the confusing world of insurance, financing, and treatment planning. Focusing exclusively on your needs and helping you in your decision making concerning your treatment is her goal. She enjoys being the friendly face at the front desk and is happy to answer your questions. Her goal is to resolve your concerns and make your visit a positive one!

Darlene Brister, EDDA

Darlene has enjoyed working in the dental field since 1978, first as a dental technician making dental appliance and then as a dental assistant. She has been working with Dr. Perez since 2011 and has been invaluable to him. When she is not working with her friends at the office, she spends time with the other blessings in her life, her two daughters and their three dogs. They have fun in the outdoors and visiting with family.

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