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In our office, we embrace advanced dental techniques and technologies while honoring our commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered care.
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Jerome Smith | Doctor
Dr. J. Jerome Smith

Dr. J. Jerome Smith graduated cum laude from the University of Louisiana, then completed his studies at LSU’s School Dentistry. He has been practicing comprehensive, state-of-the art dentistry for more than 35 years. For the past three decades, he has focused on implant dentistry and comprehensive adult reconstructive care.

Among Dr. Smith’s many career highlights are receiving recognition as a Diplomate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology and serving as a Past Continuing Education Chairman for the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU School of Dentistry. He is involved with Latin World Ministries Dental/Medical Project and the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.

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Daniel Domingue | Doctor
Dr. Danny Domingue

Dr. Daniel Domingue was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduating from St. Thomas More. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate degree, then completed his DDS degree at the LSU School Dentistry in New Orleans. Prior to joining his uncle’s practice, he practiced dentistry for several years in Lake Charles.

Dr. Domingue has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the highest award possible for general dentists practicing implantology. He was the youngest dentist to ever receive this recognition.

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  • “ Dr. Smith and Domingue are absolutely amazing! They do amazing work and they are very accommodating. Dr. Domingue saw me on Labor day to do an emergency fix for me on his day off! They have the nicest staff. I recommend them 100%.”
    Alivia F.
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  • “ I have had the best experience with Dr. Domingue and his staff! He's kind, professional, and is extremely involved with every aspect of the patient care. His staff is one of the friendliest I have ever met. They don't only work in your mouth, they form real professional relationships. Dr. Domingue recently told me he was going to work with my time because, "you are way busier than I am". What a humble statement! I was so impressed when he recently shared that he was going on a mission trip to serve in Mexico. I think he is a gift to the lafayette community, and everyone needs to know.”
    Laura M.
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  • “ Most people don't enjoy going to the dentist but I actually do. Dr. Domingue is extremely caring and knowledgeable and the entire staff is so kind every time I have an appointment. Thank you for your excellent service! I HIGHLY recommend this group.”
    Hannah B.
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Digital X-Rays in Lafayette, LA

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Dental x-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool. They help us see what is going on beneath your gums and under your enamel. Using x-rays, we can catch problems early and monitor any areas of concern. They can also help us create and determine the proper placement of a variety of dental appliances.

Like other types of x-rays, traditional dental x-rays use radiation to create their images. In the past, we’ve mitigated this radiation with a range of shielding techniques, including the lead aprons you’ve probably worn several times.

Your safety is important to us, and if there’s a better way to perform a necessary procedure, we will find it and use it. That’s why in our office, we rely on digital x-rays (and other digital technology) to provide the images we need to properly care for your teeth.

The Advantages of Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are estimated to reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90% when compared to traditional film x-rays. In addition to this significant improvement, they also have a number of other distinct advantages that make digital x-rays the clear choice for our practice:

  • Digital x-rays provide a clear picture that helps us to better visualize the structure of your mouth for improved diagnostics.
  • The x-ray process is much faster since there isn’t any film to develop.
  • Digital x-rays are environmentally “greener;” no chemicals are required to develop the image, and the images are viewed on a computer screen.
  • The images can be included directly into your electronic patient record.
  • If you move or ever need to see another specialist, your x-rays can be transferred via email.
  • Your x-rays can be viewed chairside on any computer model, which allows us to clearly show you any areas of concerns and better explain your treatment options.

Types of Digital X-rays

An image of a dental x-rays | Dental X-rays LafayetteYou’ve probably had dental x-rays taken before and have noticed that dentists use a number of different techniques to get the best possible picture of your mouth. But do you know why the different types of x-rays are necessary?

Bitewings and periapical x-rays help us detect cavities, infections, and tooth abnormalities as well as check for bone quality, which is especially important if we are treating you for periodontal disease.

Panoramic x-rays allow us to assess the overall condition of your teeth and the supporting bone of your jaws. We also use these to detect tumors, evaluate your temporomandibular joint (the joint just below your ear where your lower jaw connects to your skull), and check growth and development.

We also use 3D imaging technology to look at the structure of your bones and teeth to determine how implants should be placed, plan for surgeries such as bone grafts or sinus lifts, and simplify the diagnosis of complex dental issues. 

At our office, we believe strongly in the importance of educating our patients and making them a part of their dental team. Digital x-rays are an important part of that. If you have questions about your x-rays or any other part of your care, please don’t hesitate to ask.