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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The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry Lafayette LA

Most dentists offer several services from cleanings to oral surgery in order to provide their patients with whatever dental procedure they need. Drs. J. Jerome Smith and Danny Domingue offer some of the most modern technology and procedures available; yet, they focus on preventive dentistry to help their patients avoid the need for these more expensive and intrusive procedures.

Preventive Dentistry

The best way to prevent dental concerns such as gum disease and tooth decay is with preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry includes maintaining your oral health at home and being sure to get regular cleanings and exams so your dentist can help keep your mouth clean and healthy. Your dentist will also be able to catch early warning signs of gum disease and tooth decay and discuss ways of changing your care to avoid any damage.

Importance of Dental Visits

  • Cleanings – During your routine dental visits, your dentist will perform a deep cleaning procedure. During this procedure, all of the plaque and tartar build-up will be removed from all areas of the teeth and under the gum line. It is important to get these cleanings at least once every six months because tartar build-up cannot be removed with brushing and flossing alone.
  • Exams – Exams are helpful in preventive care because they will allow your dentist to catch dental concerns early enough to prevent them from spreading. Early symptoms of gum disease and tooth decay can be difficult to notice and often patients don’t realize something is wrong until irreparable damage has been done to teeth and gums.
  • X-rays – Getting regular x-rays will help your dentist see what is happening below the surface of your gums. Sometimes, cavities can start between teeth where it is difficult to see, but x-rays will allow your dentist to obtain a complete picture of your dental health so they will know the best way to treat you.

Maintaining Your Oral Health

Daily brushing and flossing is key to keeping your teeth and mouth healthy, but your dentist is also vital in the fight against gum disease and tooth decay. If you live in the Lafayette, LA area and would like to know more about preventive dentistry or schedule a cleaning, please contact our office today!