Our Doctors and Staff
Drs. Smith and Domingue
At our Lafayette, LA dental office, we take pride in our people. In addition to practicing comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental care, Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue have also received multiple prestigious awards for their high level of skill. Other dentists across the region come to our office to receive training in a variety of advanced procedures.
Drs. Smith and Domingue believe in ongoing education and staying on top of the latest developments and advances in dentistry in order to provide the very best possible care to our patients. Our hygienists, assistants, and other staff are also committed to ongoing training and education to advance and develop skills. We love dentistry, and it shows.
We look forward to meeting you! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Meet Our Team
J. Jerome Smith, DDS
After graduating cum laude from the University of Louisiana, Dr. Smith graduated from LSU's School of Dentistry in 1980. He has spent more than 35 years practicing General Dentistry with an emphasis on implant dentistry and comprehensive adult reconstructive care for the past 30 years.
Dr. Smith has received recognition as a Diplomate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is a Past Continuing Education Chairman for the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of:
- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- The American Society of Osseointegration
- The American Academy of Dental Anesthesiology
- The American Dental Association
- The Louisiana Dental Association
- The Acadiana District Dental Association, where he also served as Past President
- Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
Dr. Smith also serves Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor LSU School of Dentistry. He is involved with Latin World Ministries Dental/Medical Project and the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.
Dr. Smith has been published in Dental Implant Digest, The Farran Report, Dentaltown, The Implant Society, LDA Journal, ADDA Quarterly News, The Consumer's Guide to Dentistry, and PPAD. He has given lectures and presentations on a variety of subjects including Successful Case Presentation Using Digital Photography and Imaging, Practical and Clinical Management of Implant Dentistry in General Dental Practice, and a live surgery and lecture course for dentists throughout the U.S. entitled Implant Dentistry in Black and White.
Dr. Smith is married to the former Germaine Gerami and has two daughters, Katheryne and Caroline. Katheryne now works as a dental hygienist at our practice, and Caroline is enrolled in the Physician Assistant program at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Smith enjoys fishing, hunting, running, LSU football, and hanging out with his family.
Danny Domingue, DDS
Dr. Daniel Domingue was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. He graduated from St. Thomas More in 1999 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his DDS degree from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans.
While spending three years in advanced training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, he served as Chief Resident of the Dental and Oral Surgery Department. His training included one year in Advanced General Dentistry and two years in Dental Implantology.
During these years, he was awarded the Certificate of Achievement from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for outstanding leadership in Implant Dentistry, a Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Associate Fellowship of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Domingue was also awarded Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the highest award possible for a general dentist practicing implantology. He was also recognized as the youngest recipient of this award in the entire world.
Dr. Domingue was later given a Mastership and Diplomate award from the International Congress of Oral Implantology for his outstanding work in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Domingue is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Acadiana District Dental Association. He is also an active member of the American Academy of General Dentistry.
After completing his residency program, Dr. Domingue married the love of his life, Megan, in Denver, CO. They decided to move back to Louisiana to settle down, practice dentistry, and raise their family. On August 2nd, 2012, he and Megan were blessed with their first-born baby girl, Elle Ann Domingue.
After practicing for three years in Lake Charles, Dr. Domingue accepted an offer from his uncle, Dr. Smith, to become a partner in his practice. This proved to be a great opportunity for he and his family to move back home as well as to join his uncle’s practice and carry on a tradition established more than 30 years ago.
Dr. Domingue and his wife are excited to be back in Lafayette with family, friends, food, and the rich culture.