Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508
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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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Sedation Dentistry – Not Just for Scaredy Cats

You might have heard about sedation dentistry helping people with dental anxiety get through their dental appointments comfortably and worry-free. It is true that sedation dentistry’s primary function is to help people who have a fear of the dentist obtain the dental treatment that they need to stay healthy. Otherwise, many fearful patients simply avoid the dentist altogether and their oral health suffers as a consequence.

What you might not know, however, is that sedation dentistry also helps patients achieve better results in a few other areas. If you have a strong gag reflex, you probably know that having dental impressions or other treatments can be difficult and embarrassing. Sedation allows us to perform necessary procedures while calming your gag reflex and allowing you to relax. Many patients say they don’t know how they got through treatment without it.

If you have a large treatment plan in the future, such as a full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover, you could benefit from sedation dentistry because it will help you to relax and lose track of time during your treatment. This allows you to have more work done without having an awareness of being in the dental chair for too long. Sedation dentistry helps you to lose track of time and makes treatment seem faster.

We offer three types of sedation for our patients: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation (a prescribed pill), and IV sedation. Both nitrous oxide and IV sedation can be adjusted to ensure your comfort during treatment. Oral conscious sedation is a pill that you will take one hour prior to your appointment time.

The type of sedation that will work best for you depends upon your situation, the treatments you are planning, and your reasons for wanting sedation. A consultation in our office will help us to determine the solution that is best for you.

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