As a pediatric dentist, I hope that every day young kids can look forward to coming to the dental office, knowing they can be courageous and fearless and have positive experiences. I love building an individual relationship with each patient to make their experience happy and inviting. And I love being part of children’s lives as they mature into young adults with beautiful smiles!
~ Dr. Mary Katherine (Dr. Katie) McClendon
Dr. Katie McClendon had positive oral healthcare experiences as a child and young adult, which fueled her interest in pediatric dentistry. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 2008. Dental school, at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, was next. She obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2012 and decided to pursue her interest in caring for children.
Remaining at LSUSD and Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Dr. Katie completed a two-year pediatric dental residency program in 2014. In private practice, she loves to create a positive atmosphere and experience for each child, transforming what could be anticipated as a potentially negative experience into something fun and exciting.
Dr. Katie is board certified by and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and New Orleans Dental Association.
A Baton Rouge native, Dr. Katie loves serving the children of a community that means the world to her. Outside the office, family is her priority. Her husband, Dr. Daniel Palm, is a general dentist in Baton Rouge. The couple has two beautiful children, Rebecca and Anna, as well as two dogs. The family loves traveling, especially to the beach and Disney World, and supporting LSU athletics. Geaux Tigers!