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Meet Our Team

Since 1985, Timothy R. Raborn, DDS and his team in Baton Rouge, LA, have worked hard to ensure patients of all ages in the Central City area achieve healthy smiles that they feel confident sharing with the world. Our office has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where you can feel at ease as you receive the personalized dental treatment you need for your best smile. You can rest assured you are in good hands when you choose our practice for your family’s dental care!

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Our Doctor

Dr. Timothy R. Raborn

Dr. Raborn was raised in the Central area and graduated from high school in 1977. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy for two years before returning to Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University to complete his undergraduate studies. In 1981, he was accepted to Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Upon receiving his degree in 1985, he returned to the Central area to begin his career in dentistry. Dr. Raborn has been practicing in Central since July 1, 1985.

Gentle care, advanced clinical knowledge, an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, as well as cosmetic enhancing services such as Botox Cosmetics and Juvéderm fillers are some of the things we take pride in offering the City of Central and surrounding areas.

When Dr. Raborn has leisure time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, Mary Jo, and daughter, Lucy.

Our Staff

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Barbara Christopher

Barbara Christopher, nicknamed “Babs,” graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2000 she attended LSU to become certified in administering anesthesia. Babs also taught clinical courses at Loyola University for five years in head and neck anatomy.

She has practiced dental hygiene for 30 years. Babs worked in New Orleans for most of her career. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she joined Dr. Raborn’s staff. As a testament to her excellent professional care, many patients from the New Orleans area travel to Baton Rouge regularly to continue their hygiene care with Babs. She loves her patients as well as the staff and plans to continue working with Dr. Raborn’s office for many years.

Dental hygiene has not only been Bab’s career but an important part of her life. Making patients feel comfortable and smile is her goal!

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Charlene Raborn

Charlene joined Dr. Raborn’s team as a business assistant in 2001 and currently works in the office two days a week. She enjoys talking with patients about the treatment they need and assisting with their dental insurance. Born and raised in Central, Charlene has been married to her husband, Bob, for 38 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.

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Alyce Newlin

Alyce joined Dr. Raborn’s practice in 1998. She received her certification to Expanded Duties Dental Assistant in 1995. Overall she has been in the dental field for 26 years. Alyce graduated from Central High in 1982 and still resides in the area. She has three grown children, and so far, four grandchildren (and hoping for more).

Alyce loves her patients and feels like they are family. She takes great pleasure in improving our patients’ smiles and appearance.

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Rachel Raborn

Rachel joined our practice in May 2017. She was a Central High graduate and then attended Southeastern Louisiana University until she received her degree in Accounting in December 2016. Rachel loves working in the small town she was raised in and meeting all the new and familiar faces. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her fur babies, nieces/nephews, and her soon-to-be husband.

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Leslie Bachaleda

Leslie has been with this practice since 2006. She is an Extended Duty Dental Assistant certified and has 20 years experience in the dental field as of 2019. Leslie helps our office run efficiently by assisting the hygienist as well as Dr. Raborn in our busy practice. Many of our patients choose to whiten their smile. Leslie’s experience and knowledge in whitening procedures makes patients feel comfortable during this process and excited about their new smile.

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Michelle LaPorte

Michelle LaPorte graduated from L.S.U. School of Dentistry with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She was Secretary of her dental hygiene class.

She has practiced for over 20 years and has a deep passion for the dental field and providing her patients with gentle and excellent care.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, she’s excited to become a part of Dr. Raborn’s dental team in Central.

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Rebecca Walker

Rebecca joined our practice in February 2018. With eight years of dental experience, we are super excited to have her as part of our team. Her top priority is that our patients have a positive experience and always leave with a smile on their face. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband and children. She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with an exceptional experience.

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Bonita Stewart

Bonita joined our team in November 2018. She began her career in dentistry in 1991. She received her Extended Duty Dental Assistant certification in 1995 while working in pediatric dentistry. Prior to being here, she was an insurance coordinator in general dentistry. Bonita’s goal is to make her patients as comfortable as possible and enjoy building lasting relationships with them. She is also a licensed cosmetologist.

Bonita has resided in Denham Springs, Louisiana since 2005. She has a son, daughter, and twin granddaughters. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her girl cheer for her high school, listening to music, gardening, photography, and spending time with loved ones.

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Rita Martin

Rita has been a resident of Central since 1970. She is a graduate of Central High School (1973). Her experience in dentistry began in 1992. She joined Dr. Raborn’s team in November 2002 as a part-time employee, but quickly became a full-time member. As a business assistant, her duties include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, accounts receivable, dealing with insurance companies, and marketing. She says it has been a pleasure working with Dr. Raborn and with her co-workers.

Rita has been married to her loving husband, Ken, since 1973 and has two grown sons, Dale and Steven, who also graduated from Central High School. She also has four grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family.

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Amie Fry

In January 2011, Amie joined our outstanding staff at Dr. Raborn’s office. Amie has been a great asset to our staff, and helps in all areas of our office. Amie is EDDA and Radiology certified and has been a chair-side assistant since 1991.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Amie has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jacob Fry, Jr. since 1992. They have four amazing children – Coby, Lauryn, Lindsey and Laynie. She and her family are PROUD Central residents.

Amie treasures time with her family. She enjoys nature, photography, fishing, music and painting. She takes pride in making our patients feel comfortable and welcome while making their visits an enjoyable, happy experience!

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Lisa Hatfield

Lisa joined Dr. Raborn’s team of business associates in August 2016. She has specialized in executive office administration within financial businesses since 2001. Her years of customer service experience make her a valuable asset to our team and result in her assuring outstanding care for every patient.

Originally from St. Landry Parish, she relocated to Baton Rouge in 1998. She and her husband have lived in Watson since 2008. She is the proud mother of two amazing daughters, has two wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to more in the future! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening with her husband, relaxing in the pool, reading, crafting, and has an undying passion for giving new life to all things vintage.

Make an Appointment for a Smile You Love

Our team looks forward to meeting you and helping you create a healthy, confident smile! For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 225-261-3360.

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM