Meet Our Team
Robinson Dental Group is proud of the great work and compassionate care that our dedicated team members provide. With decades of combined experience and training, we are confident that we can provide you and your family with the high-quality care that you’re looking for.
Our empathetic, judgement-free dentists are here to help you in any way possible. We always create personal, custom treatment plans for each individual, and if you have any concerns or questions about your care, just let your dentist know! On behalf of the entire Robinson Dental Group team, we want to thank you for choosing our practice to be your primary dental care provider.
Dr. Jonathon Rusnak
Dr. Rusnak is a Lake Charles native and a graduate of Barbe High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry with a specialization in prosthodontics and oral surgery. He is certified in IV sedation techniques.
Dr. Rusnak has volunteered with Special Smiles, a dental program that works in conjunction with the Special Olympics, and with Habitat for Humanity. As part of his training in dental implants, he participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, providing implants for people who would not otherwise have access to dental care. He also volunteered with Latin World Ministries and traveled to Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico, to provide dental services to the impoverished. Dr. Rusnak holds memberships in the following professional organizations: the American Dental Association, the American Dental Implant Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the Southwest District Dental Association.Schedule your Appointment
Dr. Rolando Tapia
Dr. Tapia received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and has extensive experience in endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetic dentistry, including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers. Dr. Tapia is a member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association. He is also certified to perform Invisalign orthodontic procedures.Schedule your Appointment
Dr. Sara Phillips
Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science before receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in 2014. After graduating, Dr. Phillips worked in Rhode Island and was the lead dentist for a community health clinic where there was a focus on restorative dentistry, including dentures, oral surgery, and root canals. Dr. Phillips is a member of the American Dental Society.Schedule your Appointment
Dr. Mark Whatcott
Dr. Whatcott received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He is a member of the Louisiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. His extensive volunteer work includes providing dental treatment and screenings to children through the After Hours Clinic. He also participated in a free sealant placement program while at LSU. He lives with his wife, Lauren, and two children in Lake Charles.Schedule your Appointment