About Us


Bayou Dental began our patient driven conservative and comprehensive dental care in 1983 when Dr. James Callahan, Sr, DDS opened his practice off Bayou Blvd. in Pensacola, FL. His son James (Jamie) Callahan, Jr., DMD joined the practice in 2001 and now continues a family tradition of serving the Pensacola community and surrounding areas with comprehensive dental treatment. Dr. Callahan, Sr. retired in 2012 after working as a dentist for approximately 40 years. Dr. Jamie Callahan recently celebrated his 20th anniversary of graduating from dental school in 2020. In April of 2021, Pensacola native Dr. Steve Smith joined the Bayou Dental team. He previously served 7 years as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy, and continues his service to the Pensacola Community and its many Veterans and Military Families.

Our mission at Bayou Dental is to:

1. Provide patients with the highest quality oral health care and services.
2. Empower all of our patients to make informed dental decisions.
3. Continually expand our knowledge and technologies to offer patients the most effective, safe, and comfortable treatments possible.

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and strive to provide a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs. We look forward to serving you.