About Us

J. Michael Rooney, DDS

Dr. Rooney was born in New Orleans, graduated from Jesuit High School and completed his undergraduate studies and dental degree from Loyola University. Following graduation, Dr. Rooney served as a dentist in the Navy for two years. He was stationed at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot, where he provided dental care to new recruits. Dr. Rooney has consistently applied himself to continuing education courses and seminars, enabling his practice to offer the latest dental treatments in the field. He has been helping patients in Gretna, LA since 1973. Dr. Rooney maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association.

Dr. Rooney and his wife, Meryl, have three children.  J. Michael Rooney Jr., MD practices internal medicine in Metairie and lives in Kenner with his family. Colleen is a CPA working and living in Houston with her husband and their two girls.  Mark lives in Mandeville with his family where he works as a computer programmer.  In his free time, Dr. Rooney enjoys hunting and fishing.

Our Team

Maureen, Office Manager

Maureen has been a member of our team since 1974 when she earned her degree in dental hygiene from LSU. She was our hygienist until 1990 when she became office manager.  She enjoys visiting with her long-time friends and welcoming new patients into our dental family. She is also a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Maureen is married to her husband, Chuck. They have two daughters, Laura and Jamie and a new son-in-law Chris. She loves to go fishing, cooking, and playing with her two granddogs.

Solange, Dental Hygienist

Solange has been with us since 1986. She graduated from LSU School of Dentistry. She is proud to be part of Dr. Rooney’s team and to help provide exceptional dental care with integrity and respect to each patient. Solange sees our patients as more than just a name–she treats them like friends.

Solange and her husband, Mike, reside in Pass Christian. They have two daughters, one son, and a son-in-law. One of Solange’s hobbies is growing beautiful Hibuscus plants.

Laura, Dental Hygienist

Laura graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 2010, but has worked here in different capacities for many years. Prior to this, she earned her degree from Northwestern State University in 2007. Laura loves the opportunity she has to get to know patients and take care of their needs so they can enjoy beautiful smiles.

Laura enjoys music, traveling and long walks on the beach. She also likes to take care of her two dogs, Murphy and Domino.

Jena, Dental Hygienist

Jena has been with the practice for ten years. She graduated in 1980 from LSU School of Dentistry. Jena contributes to the fun, energetic setting of our office, and patients appreciate her humor and friendliness. Her father was a dentist so she grew up in the dental profession.

Jena has three children. She is a supporter of the Saints and LSU and in her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts and trying new restaurants.


Connie, Dental Assistant

Connie has been helping patients at our practice for 16 years but has been in the dental profession a total of 25 years. Patients appreciate Connie for her ability to make them feel at ease and to help them understand their procedure better. She takes the time to educate our patients about their dental health.

Connie is always busy, both at the practice and in her free time with her family. She loves to fish and hunt or just be outdoors. She is an avid fan of the LSU and the Saints.

Kacie, Dental Assistant

Kacie is our newest team member. As a dental assistant for Dr. Rooney, she helps our patients feel comfortable and cared for throughout the treatment process. She treats patients like family and contributes to the welcoming atmosphere of our practice.

Kacie is married and has two stepchildren. In her free time, she stays fit by working out and also enjoys baking, especially cakes.