A Lake Charles native and sweet Southern girl at heart, Dr. Corcoran’s passion for healthy smiles is matched only by her desire to embed true Southern hospitality in every aspect of her clients’ dental visit experience.
From the warm and inviting office space, to the comfort menu of spa-like amenities, to the talented and caring team of dental professionals, Dr. Corcoran’s intention to elevate the client experience while continuing to provide the highest standard of dental care is evident in every aspect of Fresh Dental Boutique.
In addition to providing a soothing environment, we strive to give you the healthiest smile of your life in the most gentle manner possible, so you never have to dread a dentist appointment again. In fact, we strive to ensure you look forward to coming to see us!
We invite you to enjoy coming to the dentist! Comfort, relaxation, and a healthier, happier smile await.Schedule An Appointment
Meet Our Team
Dr. Michelle Swift Corcoran, DDS
You do not truly understand the meaning of the word passion until you hear Dr. Corcoran talk about dental health! Spend five minutes with her and it is evident dentistry is not just her profession, it’s her calling.
A graduate of Barbe High School in Lake Charles, LA, Dr. Corcoran received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and continued on to LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. But her education has not stopped there. She continues to seek out continuing education opportunities in order to stay up-to-date on the latest in dental treatment best practices and advances in dental equipment and technology. She is committed to bringing the best in dentistry to her Lake Charles clients, and it shows!
Dr. Corcoran is a devoted Christian, loving wife to Sean, and proud mother of three beautiful children—John Francis, Zizi, and Henry. She is currently on the Board of the Lake Charles Children’s Museum, and she and her family are active members of their church community at Our Lady Queen of Heaven.
Whether it is providing exceptional dental care, wrapping her family and friends in warmth and love, or giving back to the community in meaningful ways, Dr. Corcoran is on a mission to change the world one smile at a time.
Dr. Rhett Thomas Cates
Dr. Rhett Thomas Cates has been practicing dentistry for 35 years.
He grew up in Lake Charles but was originally from Converse, Louisiana. His parents, Roy and Mary Cates, were both in education; but Dr. Cates was influenced as a sophomore at Barbe High School by a biology class teacher and decided then that the medical field was his calling. He graduated from Barbe High School in 1976 and then attended McNeese State University. Upon graduation in 1980, he continued on the on to LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
He opened up his Lake Charles office in 1984 on his own and in 1985 he opened his satellite office in Hackberry, Louisiana to fill a need for a dentist in Cameron Parish.
Dr. Cates’ hobbies include designing landscaping and grafting fruit trees and roses. He is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and of course, an LSU, Saints and Astros fan.
His lovely wife, Joy, has been his office manager for 30 years. His daughter, Charlene Shawa, is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the proud grandfather of Ben (15) and Emily (13).
Dr. Cates and Dr. Corcoran share the same work ethic of caring dentistry with a personal touch.