Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Terry Billings is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. After graduating from Jesuit High School, Dr. Billings attended LSU and graduated from its dental school in 1981. He practiced for 25 years in Arabi until Hurricane Katrina relocated his office. Now, Dr. Billings and his staff offer their services in Metairie. He has been married to Jeanne since 1988 and they have two children, Emily and Taylor.
Dr. Billings has over 1000 hours of continuing education and training, and is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Association for Functional Orthodontics, International Association for Orthodontics (for which he is a Fellow and Board-Eligible)and a member of Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
He has extensive training in TMJ Dysfunction as well as a thorough knowledge of the dental treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, having over 150 hours in continuing education in both fields.
Dr. Emily Billings Levy is a New Orleans native and grew up in the dental environment as the daughter of Dr. Terry Billings. She is a 2008 graduate of Mount Carmel Academy, a 2012 graduate of Louisiana State University, and a 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She began working in the practice in the summer of 2005 and has worked in all aspects of the office, from reception to assisting. Dr. Levy enjoys working with patients of all ages, and she is committed to providing patients with quality dental care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Levy enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Matthew Levy, and their son, Caleb. They enjoy traveling together and spending time with their family and friends.
“I truly enjoy working alongside my dad as a dentist in the practice where I grew up. Every day, we learn from each other, and he has taught me so much about practicing dentistry through his 35 years of experience. It has been a joy to work with our staff, most of whom have known me since I was born. Providing dental care to our patients has been so rewarding, from those who have been with our practice since the beginning to the new patients we see every day.”
Meet Our Staff
Many of Dr. Billings’s staff have been assisting him for well over 20 years. Our patients have come to know us and trust us. We remember and recognize our patients. That helps us better care for their health and makes them more comfortable.
(L to R upper row) Lori, Reneé, Suzette, Dr.Billings, Tammy and Melissa
(L to R lower row) Judy, Linda and Shannie
Reneé, Suzette & Jessica
Reneé started with Dr. Billings in 1989 and Suzette in 1995. Jessica started with the practice after graduating from LSU School of Dentistry in 2016.
From ages 2 to 92, Reneé, Suzette and Jessica take the time to educate our patients in proper dental care in order to assure a lifetime of optimal dental health. From pediatric patients to geriatric patients, recare to special care, they bring to the practice over 60 combined years of experience and knowledge.
Judy has been with Dr. Billings since 1990. After appointments, she assists patients in understanding treatment plans and any fees associated with it. She files with insurance/benefits companies for any pre-authorizations and schedules upcoming visits.
Lori has worked with Dr. Billings since 1982. She is highly experienced in orthodontic technique. Together with Dr. Billings, she has helped reconstruct and create beautiful smiles for many patients ranging from adolescent to adult.
Linda has been working with Dr. Billings since 1984. She makes sure the office runs efficiently and handles the business end. She also makes sure the office is orderly to help ensure that patients have a pleasant experience.
Front Desk Coordinator
Yessie joined our staff in October of 2016. She greets patients when they arrive, verifies insurance benefits, and coordinates appointments for our patients. She helps patients complete necessary forms and documentation prior to their appointment and maintains patient records in compliance with privacy standards. She is willing to help with any questions as our patients call our office.
Melissa & Tammy
Melissa has been working for Dr. Billings since 1990, and Tammy since 1995. They each sit chair-side with him and assist with all dental procedures. They always try to make visits as comfortable as possible, especially for children. Melissa and Tammy also make sure patients understand what procedures will be done and answer any questions, including home care or post-operative instructions.
Jeanne is our sleep apnea coordinator. She schedules patients’ appointments, and consults with their physicians. Jeanne’s specialty is getting medical insurance coverage for your oral sleep appliance. She handles all insurance matters from pre-authorization, filing your claim, and collecting the payment from your insurance company. She works for you, the patient, to ensure that you pay the minimum out of pocket amount for your oral appliance to treat sleep apnea.