We provide all phases of pediatric dental care beginning with educating the parent and the child on tooth development, diet, and dental habits and how all contribute to your child’s dental future. We also offer behavior management options to help your child during more extensive treatment.
Dr. Russell was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has always had ties to the city of New Orleans and solidified that relationship when she moved there to attend Xavier University of Louisiana. She graduated with a degree in biology and attended Howard University in Washington, DC to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After meeting and marrying Dr. Shelton she returned to New Orleans and worked in private practice until she and Dr. Shelton opened Tulane Family Dentistry. Dr. Russell enjoys pediatric dentistry and has furthered her knowledge in behavioral management, conscious sedation, aesthetic pediatric dentistry and trauma management of the pediatric population. She understands a child’s hesitation with the dentist and works to allay each child’s anxieties to make every visit a positive experience. Dr. Russell is a member of the American Dental Association and New Orleans Dental Association.
Please read some of our reviews from our happy kidz and parents! These reviews confirm just how amazing Dr. Lex is!
Always a good time at Tulane Family Dentistry! The staff is friendly and greets everyone with a smile! They got my very busy 2 year old to cooperate with enjoying the cleaning and exam. He was so proud of his clean teeth after, and showed them to everyone he met! Dr. Shelton and his staff are the best!
I have been coming here since my daughter was born. They are nice and friendly people. They make you feel welcome and comfortable all the time. Keep up the good work.
Dr. Russell is an awesome pediatric dentist! My daughter felt super comfortable & very cooperative because Dr. Russell's calming approach helped keep her cool. Thanks to the whole staff who was extremely inviting and nice to my kids! Will definitely recommend Dr. Russell, Dr. Shelton, & their staff to other family and friends! #Impressed #Pleased #Satisfied
I absolutely recommend Tulane Family Dentistry. I am a conscious mom and had a unique request from Dr Russell about an alternative treatment and she graciously accommodated me and my little guys. Dr Russell and her staff are amazing! They are warm and welcoming and spend time educating you about your child and what to expect. My son Ethan loves going to see Dr Russell and her staff and says that he can not wait to go back because they are so cool.
My boys (4 & 2) and I love Tulane Family dentistry. The team provides a thorough cleaning and exam. The boys and I are comfortable and at ease as the team explains what is happening while they clean the boys teeth. My boys leave happy because the visit was fun.
My 11 and 8 year olds had a phenomenal visit. Dr. Alexis and her entire team were incredibly supportive and patient with my youngest who refused to sit in the dentist chair out of fear. By the end he was happy we went to get his teeth cleaned. We had a wonderful experience today.
My 2 grandchildren are 10 and 4 yrs. old had their teeth clean this week. Plus the youngest had another procedure done also. They both always have positive things to say about their visit. The staff is great with the children and adults. And that's important to us. We want to have a pleasant and comfortable experience at the dentist. The youngest always wants to go back to the dentist. When she's finished, she said Grandma I did GREAT! That makes me know we are in the right place. Thanks Dr. Lex and the rest of the staff.