Meet The Doctors

Reid M. Owens, DDS

Dr. Reid Owens, a native of Destrehan, Louisiana acquired his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. There he received the following awards: Louisiana Dental Association- Outstanding Senior Dental Student, LSU Dental Alumni Association Senior Leadership Award, American Student Dental Association - Excellence in Leadership Award, and American Equilibration Society – Leader in Occlusion and TMD. He attained his B.S. Degree from the University of New Orleans in Biological Sciences and is a local graduate of St. Charles Catholic in LaPlace, LA. Throughout his undergraduate studies, he served as President of Pre-Dental Society at U.N.O. for two years. This was then followed by 4 years of service as the American Student Dental Association representative and then president at the LSUSD Chapter. During that time he represented LSUSD on the national level as State Delegate and district 5 legislative liaison. Furthermore, in 2010 Dr. Reid was commissioned as an officer into the Louisiana Army National Guard. He has recently been promoted to captain, serving the LA military community in monthly health events.

         “My service in the Dental Service Corps will benefit my civilian professional career and vice versa.  Both will greatly increase my patient contact and clinical adeptness.  I will be an asset to my unit and will perform my duties to the best of my ability.  I will work to accomplish a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience from which to draw.  I see it to be a privilege and honor to serve my country, state, and military community in this unique way”—CPT Reid Owens

Dr. Reid enjoys serving the Baton Rouge and River Parishes communities as a general dentist, providing all aspects of family dentistry. He has a great affinity for comprehensive dentistry, especially esthetics and prosthodontics. Led by his father’s great passion for continuing education, Dr. Reid also is committed to broadening his exposure to new techniques and technology, providing the most modern, advanced clinical services to his patients. Dr. Reid is an active member in the New Orleans Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Military Officers Association of America, and National Guard Association of the United States. He participates in dental outreach programs in New Orleans and at Ozanam Inn Homeless Shelter.

Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Owens and his wife Stacey love traveling, spending time with family, playing tennis, cooking, photography and the arts. They also enjoy fun days with their one-year old son, Cullen and 3 rescue dogs. Dr. Reid appreciates following local college athletics as he and Stacey have academic ties to LSU, Tulane, UL, and UNO.

Stacey P. Owens, DDS, MS

Dr. Owens was born and raised in the small Cajun town of Breaux Bridge, and remembers wanting to be a dentist ever since her childhood. Her persistence and dedication allowed that dream to become reality. Stacey's road of academics carried her through Teurlings Catholic and then University of Louisiana-Lafayette for her degree in Biological Sciences. From there she extended her scientific research with a Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. By 2017 Dr. Owens completed her doctorate of dental surgery at LSU School of Dentistry and accepted into advanced education in general practice at University of Alabama at Birmingham. This program allowed Stacey the opportunity to hone her training in advanced dental techniques providing services to a medically complex and compromised community in UAB Hospital.

While in Dental School, Doctor Owens had a sincere passion for leading her peers in dental philanthropy and outreach. She led numerous missions to provide care to the New Orleans community while serving as Class Service Chair. Her most lasting achievement was her initiation of the LSU School of Dentistry - Ozanam Inn Dental Clinic. In conjunction with Dr. Sherrod Quin and Dr. Suezan McCormick, in 2014 they established and organized the interprofessional clinic serving healthcare needs for the homeless population in New Orleans. Their passion for philanthropy continues to this day. 

Attitude and commitment are key qualities of a true professional. Ms. Owens knows the importance of diligence and hard work. She entered dental school with a Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology providing her with a strong clinician/scientist acumen. As a dental student, she has maintained a laudable service-related schedule while maintaining her academic record. She enjoys being involved in all aspects of dental school including volunteer activities and professionals organizations. Her selflessness is reflected in the broad scope of community service she participates in and organizes. She is the Philanthropy Chair of ASDA and the clinical coordinator for the Ozanam Inn project that provides collaborative dental and health care to homeless men in New Orleans. Her charitable and humanitarian spirit along with her ability to work collaboratively serving those in need will certainly distinguish her in the field of dentistry for many years to come.

Dr. Stacey Peltier Owens

Richard L. Owens, DDS

Dr. Richard Owens is a dentist in Louisiana from Lafayette and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and maintained inactive reserve status for 9 years while he continued his education. He attended LSU School of Dentistry, graduating in 1981. After working as an associate dentist in 5 dental practices, he entered private practice in Destrehan, Louisiana in 1985. He is a member of several dental associations and study clubs including the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association (Past President - 2016), and the Cerec Study Club of New Orleans.

He is ethically committed to his lifetime journey of excellent dental care treating oral facial pain through his ongoing postgraduate continuing education for the benefit of his patient population. He received his Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011 which is achieved by only 2% of U.S. and Canadian dentists. He has completed over 1500 hours throughout his career, including the completion of the Core Curriculum from the prestigious Dawson Academy of Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the 2008 to 2010 Comprehensive Dentistry Program (MasterTrak) at the University of Florida School of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida.  In January 2012 Dr. Owens was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel Dental Officer in the LA Army National Guard and is presently serving our Louisiana Service Members as the State Dental Officer.

He and his wife Sandy have lived in Destrehan since 1983. They have four children, Richard Jr., Rachael, Ross, Reid, and two grandchildren, Austin and Madelyn. They are also blessed with their best friends, boxers Bacco and Stella.


In addition to his family, his other interests include ushering masses at St. Charles Borromeo Church, playing league tennis, attending Saints Football Games, and going to professional tennis tournaments.

He also enjoys going to Broadway and local theatre plays. He loves listening to instrumental music due to his professional trumpet playing experiences in earlier years.

Stephen J. Weilbacher, DDS

In Remembrance Of


In Remembrance of Dr. Stephen J. Weilbacher: He created a lasting legacy of service in helping his patients achieve and maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. He and his staff were dedicated to offering comprehensive care for the whole family in the fields of cosmetic, preventative and restorative dentistry. He greatly enjoyed making our community smile for over 40 years.

Steve sincerely loved practicing dentistry, and each of you and your families were special to him.

Dr. Stephen J. Weilbacher, a native of Shreveport and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, died on December 8, 2018. He was a man who had a heart for Christ and his fellow man, always willing to help others with a loving heart. He was selfless of his time and energy, always putting the needs of his family before his own. He enjoyed playing golf with his sons and spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a devoted husband of 44 years, a loving and caring father to his children, and the best grandfather (Boompa) to his six grandchildren. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius, Baton Rouge High, Louisiana State University, and the LSU Medical Center School of Dentistry.