MEET THE PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Dr. Erin Maturin, owner of Ascension Children’s Dental, was born and raised in Franklin, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went on to LSU’s School of Dentistry in New Orleans to receive her dental degree, where she received the Chancellor’s Award, AAPD Predoctoral Student Award, AAO Interest in Development of Oro-Facial Complex Award, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award. While in school, she was a member of the C. Edmunds Kells Honor Society and was an Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor student.
After graduation, she decided to pursue her passion in pediatric dentistry and completed a Pediatric Dental residency at LSU School of Dentistry. She won first place in the LSU School of Dentistry Post-Graduate Research Award for her research project on the effect of smokeless tobacco on oral cells. This research was recently published in the Journal of Periodontology in August of 2014.Dr. Maturin also received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award which honors the top 3 percent of all pediatric dental residents in the nation. She was one of 15 recipients in the nation to recieve this award in 2013.
To stay on top of the latest industry news and developments, Dr. Maturin is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Louisiana Dental Association. She has hospital privileges at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans to help with the Children’s Hospital craniofacial team. She will be attending craniofacial clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and working with oral surgeons, plastic surgeons, ENTs and speech pathologists to provide care for these patients.
In September of 2014, Dr. Maturin became board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, an accomplishment that demonstrates a pediatric dentist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence. The certification process involves a written Qualifying Examination and an Oral Clinical Examination covering all areas of information on which a pediatric dentist should be knowledgeable.
After graduation, Dr. Maturin practiced as a dentist in San Antonio and Austin, TX. She is excited to be practicing in Louisiana so she can be closer to home and her family.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. Josh Parker, who is an orthodontist in Baton Rouge and can be found spending her Saturdays watching football and cheering on the LSU Tigers! She is a mother to a 2-year-old son, Jackson and recently welcomed her daughter, Jolie in May of 2019.
“As a pediatric dentist, my goal is to provide quality dental treatment while teaching the importance of good oral health. As a parent, you can expect I will do everything I can to provide your child with a fun and positive experience at my office so they will look forward to their next visit. I feel every appointment gives us a chance as dentists to make a positive impact on a child’s life.” – Dr. Erin Maturin