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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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Are professional cleanings necessary?

Yes. Regular professional cleanings are essential to excellent dental health. Unfortunately, they can be the first thing to get put off when your schedule is extremely busy or when money gets tight. But putting off your regular cleaning appointments can cost you dearly in the long run.

It's nearly impossible to remove every last trace of plaque, even with excellent brushing and flossing habits. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which cannot be removed with a toothbrush or dental floss. Hygienists use specialized tools to remove this tartar accumulation. Regular removal is important to prevent tartar and bacteria from causing cavities or gum disease, which will develop if tartar is allowed to remain below the gum line.

Once periodontal (gum) disease starts, it can be a difficult and expensive task to keep it under control. You may require a more expensive and extensive deep cleanings called root planing and scaling.

Root planing and scaling involves the removal of tartar and infection below your gum line. Often, additional medication is placed beneath your gums to assist in healing. Once you have had this extensive cleaning procedure, it is incredibly important to remain diligent in your oral hygiene because you may be more susceptible in getting recurrent periodontal disease.