Compassionate care for growing smiles

Your Pediatric Dental Home in Slidell, LA

Our mission is simple: Compassionate care for growing smiles. At Live Oak Pediatric Dentistry, we treat children as if they were our own! Our dental home offers state-of-the-art, specialized pediatric dental care in a fun, relaxing, and rewarding environment, where parents are welcome to be by their child's side during their visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet Dr. Tyler Mesa

Hi, I’m Dr. Mesa. I’m a board-certified pediatric dentist dedicated to providing your family with the best pediatric dental care and experience possible! I’m from Mandeville and graduated from St. Paul’s School. I spent the following ten years in Colorado, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. to complete my education and training necessary to provide the highest quality, state of the art pediatric dentistry. Outside of the office, my wife, Kristin, and I love to travel, eat, and spend time with our two dogs, Luna and Marty!

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Featured Services

Preventive Dentistry

Strong, cavity-free smiles start here! Dr. Mesa and our friendly crew will help your little brusher build awesome dental habits early, setting them up for a future of flourishing oral health and fearless visits. Get in touch with us today to schedule your child's appointment, and get them on the path towards a lifetime of healthy smiles!

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Restorative Dentistry

Our team is right by your child’s side with comfortable, judgement-free care to bring back their smile and restore optimal oral health. We offer a range of esthetic and minimally-invasive treatment options, as well as in office sedation and hospital-based dentistry. We always provide individualized, family centered care.

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Special health care Needs

If your child has special heath care needs, don’t stress! In his 2 year pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s National Hospital, Dr. Mesa gained significant experience treating children with disabilities and medically complex backgrounds. Fun fact: Dr. Mesa’s brother, Tony, has autism and epilepsy and Dr. Mesa served as an ABA therapist during his undergraduate studies!

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Loved By Kids
& Parents Alike

So grateful for Dr. Mesa’s patience and enthusiasm with my little ones. It was my youngest’s first dental visit and she left smiling! He and his team provide a refreshing and inviting environment and remained thorough and knowledgeable throughout our visit!


There is literally not a single person on the planet that I would trust more with my kiddo’s teeth than Dr. Mesa. He’s kind, he’s goofy, and he’s also super knowledgeable. Basically if you could create a person to be a pediatric dentist, it would be him. Brought my 2 year old in to see him and not a single tear, only giggles. They’re basically best friends now. Do yourself and your kids a favor and bring them to Live Oak.


We went to Dr. Mesa for my son’s very first dentist appt and it couldn’t have been a better experience. Dr. Mesa is approachable, kind, and makes kids (and parents) feel welcome and at ease. You and your child’s teeth are in such competent and compassionate hands with him. Thank you Dr. Mesa and Live Oak Pediatric Dentistry!

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