General Dentistry

New Location, Same Award-Winning Service

&ldquoOur patients will continue to receive the same TLC they&rsquove come to expect from us over the years. We are proud to provide exceptional dental healthcare and we enjoy seeing growth and innovations in our area. We hope this new chapter for NELA Dental will bring new and exciting healthcare opportunities to our community for years to come.&rdquo &ndash Dr. Daniel Raymond D.D.S.


A Dentist Office Like No Other

 Located on Tower Drive, NELA Dental&rsquos brand new state-of-the-art, two-story facility will allow current and new patients to receive the highest possible dental care in the area. The two-story, 12,000 sq. ft. building includes fifteen patient rooms which include three surgical suites and five hygiene rooms. The second story offers a nearly 3,000 sq. ft. room which includes a kitchen, for events, which also leads to a spacious balcony fully equipped with an outdoor kitchen area and TV. The second floor will primarily be used as a classroom for continuing education. In fact, a major teaching event will be hosted by NELA Dental in November. They will host the area&rsquos first, live surgery implant CE for doctors to learn the latest in the dental implant industry.

The office was constructed by Armstrong Builders, under the leadership of R.J. Lux. Many of the stunning exterior and interior designs were spearheaded by Carla Costello, Sarah Raymond, and Sandy McMillan. The office features light, airy walls with touches of rustic charm. Copper accents are splashed throughout, including a custom sign that greets patients in the waiting area.

NELA Dental&rsquos goals have always been to improve patient&rsquos dental health, enhance patient experience, and invest in the communities they love. The new Monroe facility and Farmerville upgrades allows them to achieve those goals.

The dentists and staff at NELA Dental are proud to provide exceptional healthcare and believe these new upgrades will not only enhance their services but also promote growth and innovation in the area. The facility will provide the highest level of dental healthcare services to the area. It also allows for more employment opportunities in the community.

It All Started with Half a Building

The Farmerville office was purchased in June of 2007 by Dr. Costello from Dr. Tommy Ward. A year and a half later the other side of the building owned by Dr. William Roberts was purchased by Dr. Costello. The entire dental office was remodeled by Dr. Costello and &ldquoFarmerville Dental&rdquo was born. The practice flourished, and in 2009 Dr. Daniel Raymond joined Dr. Costello. Two years later, Dr. Raymond was officially a partner.

In November of 2011, Dr. Costello and Dr. Raymond bought an existing practice in Dr. Costello&rsquos home town of Oak Grove, and &ldquoOak Grove Dental&rdquo was born. In order to keep up with the rapidly growing practice, the Oak Grove facility was remodeled in 2012 to double its size.

As needs grew for a dental office to perform all aspects of dentistry under one roof, Dr. Costello and Dr. Raymond bought the practice of Dr. Sam Trinca and Dr. David Barker in Monroe, and &ldquoMonroe Dental&rdquo was born.

 In 2014, all three offices in Farmerville, Oak Grove, and Monroe charged their name to &ldquoNELA Dental.&rdquo In 2015, Dr. Emily Wilhite joined the Monroe office and works part-time at the Monroe office. Ryan Rachal, D.D.S. joined the NELA Dental team in 2017.

This year, the Farmerville office underwent a large renovation project. The facility was upgraded with new equipment and space to better serve their loyal Farmerville patients. NELA Dental also welcomed two more dentists to their lineup, Dr. Mary Webster Rachal and Dr. Allie Watson.

 Some Things will Never Change

NELA Dental&rsquos service and commitment to their patients will never change. They are proud to offer personal care that is customized to fit the individual needs of each patient. Everyone&rsquos dental needs and financial situations are different, and they are committed to finding solutions for each patient to get the care they need. NELA Dental accepts most major dental insurance plans, third-party payments, and offer flexible financing options. Call one of our three convenient locations in Farmerville, Monroe, or Oak Grove to schedule your free consultation.

 Stop by and see what&rsquos new at NELA Dental and start smiling today!




(318) 387-5732
2016 Tower Drive, Monroe, LA


(318) 368-9518
7699 Highway 2, Farmerville, LA


Vance Costello, D.D.S.
Daniel Raymond, D.D.S.
Ryan Rachal, D.D.S.
Mary Rachal, D.D.S.
Mallory Pruden, D.D.S.