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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Periodontal Disease - the Silent Killer

We are often surprised that our patients think that bleeding gums and pain while flossing is normal. In fact, both are signs of a common condition called periodontal disease. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from periodontal disease, a serious condition that can cause tooth loss, complications with systemic illnesses, and bad breath. Additionally, the bacteria that cause gum disease can pass from person to person, which is why many families suffer from gum disease. Encouraging your family members to seek treatment can protect their health as well as your own.

Periodontal disease is a completely preventable condition. The most common cause is neglect from failure to brush, floss, and have regular dental cleanings, though sometimes genetics, lifestyle factors, and medical conditions can also contribute. In its early stages, gum disease, called gingivitis, is often reversible. In fact, you can sometimes get back on track with nothing more than improved home care and a thorough dental cleaning - that is why you would benefit from seeking treatment the moment your symptoms start.

You may not know the facts about gums disease, however. Increased numbers of the bacteria that cause gum disease can affect your heart’s health. People with high levels of these bacteria often have a greater instance of coronary artery disease, putting them at risk of stroke and sudden heart attacks. While the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease requires more research, the connection is clear and researchers believe it might be because chronic infections in your body cause inflammation. 

Links also exist with other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, respiratory illnesses and the latest discovery links gum disease to breast cancer.

By protecting your oral health with regular home care and professional dental cleanings, you are protecting the health of the rest of your body.

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