Theriot Family Dental

Meet Dr. Katy Walk

Dr. Katy Walk
Dr. Katy Walk

Meet Dr. Katy, a proud native of the enchanting Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her journey into the world of dentistry began in the most unexpected of places – the dentist’s chair. As a child, she found solace and even excitement in those visits, thanks to the kind and reassuring atmosphere of the dental office. While in high school, she loved seeing all of her friends’ confidence drastically change after getting their braces off. Everyone felt so much more confident when they loved their smile. That is when she knew she wanted to go into dentistry.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in science from The University of Alabama, Dr. Katy pursued her dream of becoming a dentist at the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. It was there that she honed her skills and developed a deep commitment to providing compassionate care to her patients.

Dr. Katy’s Treatment Philosophy

“My favorite thing about a person is their smile. Witnessing the transformation as each individual gains confidence in their smile brings me immense joy. My ultimate goal is for every patient to leave feeling empowered to smile more freely and confidently.

“I also enjoy when I can erase a patient’s fear about dentistry. The scary ways of approaching dentistry are in the past, and I like being able to help patients feel less afraid.”

While Dr. Katy and her husband, Mitchell, aren’t from Baton Rouge, they’ve made it their home. They love being able to host all of their friends and family for LSU game days. In her free time, Dr. Katy loves to spend time in the kitchen, cooking and baking different things . . . specifically different types of cookies!

Dr. Katy joined Theriot Family Dental Care in 2024. The office and staff have such an amazing way of making each patient feel at home. She hopes to be able to ease the nervousness of being at the dentist and instead make her patients love coming to see them!

Education & Training

  • Our Lady Academy, Bay St. Louis, MS
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA

Professional Memberships and Awards

  • Clinical Prosthetics Award
  • Academy of General Dentists
  • American Dental Association

Other Achievements

  • Former National Gymnastics Judge