AboutSouthern Oaks Family Dental Care

Baton Rouge Dentists, Dr. Cody Cowen and Dr. Elise Norris are dedicated to compassionate, gentle dental care. Southern Oaks Family Dental Care is a family dental practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. Each and every patient who we have seen or will see in the future becomes a member of our family. What makes us special is the combination of our heart, experience, and passion for dental technology used for preventative dental care. You will never be another number to us, we care about a true partnership in your continued oral health.

We also perform emergency dental services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatment in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Cowen, Dr. Norris and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 225-663-1813 and experience why our patients think Southern Oaks Family Dental Care is the best dental office in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Cody Cowen


Dr. Cody Cowen

Dr. Cowen was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from LSU-Baton Rouge and his Doctorate from LSU School of Dentistry. He has always enjoyed living in the Bayou State. He and his wife, Haily, who also happens to be his hygienist, have two wonderful boys, Christian and Hayden. He practiced in his hometown of Shreveport for twelve years before returning to his tiger roots. Dr. Cowen welcomes patients of all ages, and he makes it his primary goal to promote the significance of good quality oral hygiene. He is currently a tripartite member of the ADA, LDA, and local Dental society.

Dr. Cowen enjoys golf, LSU sports, and hunting and fishing with his two sons. “Living in Sportsmans’ Paradise is amazing for spending quality time with my two boys!”

Dr. Cowen not only values the patients in his current Baton Rouge Dental Practice, but he also offers his time to different community service and outreach projects such as Louisiana Donated Dental Services, Trading Smiles, and MITC missions in Mexico.

In order to provide his patients with the latest trends in dentistry. Dr. Cowen takes advanced continuing education courses in dental implants and comprehensive crown and bridge dentistry. He is committed to the well-being of all his patients and looks forward to providing you with the highest quality dental care.


Dr. Elise Norris

Dr. Norris grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, and from a young age knew she wanted to enter the dental profession. Her first experience in a dental office was as a lab assistant at the age of seventeen. She loved it so much she continued to work there until completing her Bachelor's Degree from LSU in Baton Rouge. Upon acceptance to dental school, she moved to New Orleans to further pursue her career in dentistry.

Dr. Norris received her Doctorate from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. After graduating, she began working in Hammond, LA, where she continued her dental education, striving always to give her patients the best care. Although not a teacher like most of her family, Dr. Norris enjoys educating her patients about oral health and thoroughly discussing any of their dental treatment needs. She is also currently a member of the ADA and LDA.

After many years of being away from home, Dr. Norris decided to move back to Baton Rouge. She loves being closer to family and caring for patients in the town she calls home. Outside of the office, she enjoys doing home renovations, traveling with her husband, Marshall, and catching up on her favorite Netflix shows with her sister and best friend, Jill.

Kendra Burkett

Dental Assistant

Brittany Aymond

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ally Payne

Patient Care Coordinator

Ally has been in the dental field for 10 years; she worked as a chair-side expanded duty dental assistant for 8 years with Dr. Oswald before becoming our scheduling coordinator at Southern Oaks Family Dental Care. She enjoys patient interaction and the relationships she builds with them. On the weekends you can find this baseball-mom at the ballpark with her husband and two boys. Her life as a baseball-mom takes up most of her time, but when she catches a break she thoroughly enjoys some relaxation at the beach.

Alex Corley

Dental Assistant

Yadi Suarez

EDDA Dental Assistant

Danielle Fedorsin

Insurance Coordinator

Danielle has been with Southern Oaks Family Dental Care since we first opened in August 2017—she is our billing and insurance coordinator. She is a graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University and has a BA in Business Management. Danielle has 12 years of experience in the dental field; she has experience as a chair-side expanded duty dental assistant, receptionist, scheduling coordinator, as well as insurance and billing. She enjoys getting to know patients and talking about common interests. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with her German Shepherds—Gunnar and Snookie (and family and friends too, of course!), fishing and exploring new places while Jeepin.

Dominique Bucher

Registered Dental Hygienist

Although Dominique was born in Georgia, she has spent most of her life in Northern Louisiana. She grew up living in Shreveport with her parents and two brothers. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she wanted to become a dental hygienist. After high school she began to pursue her career in dental hygiene.

Shortly after graduating hygiene school in 2013, she began working for Dr. Cowen providing exceptional patient care. In 2014, Dominique and her husband made the move to his hometown of New Orleans, where she has been enjoying the city and practicing hygiene for 4 years. She is new to the Baton Rouge are and excited for the opportunity to work with Dr. Cowen again.

Dominique prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative care. Her professional objective is to utilize her dental hygiene background and experience to provide exceptional care to her patients. Outside of the office, Dominique loves to cook, travel, and attend festivals with her husband.