40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

MARLON D. HENDERSON

  • Shreveport, LA
  • Henderson Dentistry

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Henderson Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry; chief resident, general practice residency at the Medical Center of Louisiana


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Henderson strives to make a positive impact on those in his community and beyond through his dedication to oral health: “I’m proud to be the president of the Pelican State Dental Association.”

Philosophy

“I continue to be excited about educating people about the importance of maintaining excellent oral health. Although there have been numerous
advancements in technology and research, prevention through education remains a focus of my practice.”

Biggest Challenge

“The reali­zation and acceptance of the immense magnitude of my responsibilities as a doctor. The longer
I practice, the more I realize that I am not ‘simply’ a dentist or ‘just’ a business owner.”

Something People Don't Know

“In the kitchen, I’m becoming a pretty good cook. My specialty right now is a Louisiana favorite: crawfish étouffée.”