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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Floss Facts

Dental Floss You know you are supposed to use it, yet many people do not. Have you ever wondered if your dentist can tell if you have been flossing or not? Well, yes we can. When you don’t floss, tartar builds up between your teeth and can cause irritation and harbor the bacteria that cause gum disease.

You might think all floss is created equally, but floss is a high tech creation designed to protect your oral health.

Check out these dental floss facts:

  • Waxed floss makes it easier to floss closely spaced teeth.
  • Tape or woven floss does a better job for those with wider spaces.
  • Some floss contains fluoride to add protection between your teeth.
  • You should floss on either side of your papilla in between each tooth.
  • The papilla is the triangle shaped gum tissue between your teeth.
  • Eighteen inches of floss is about right per use. You should start at one end and move down to prevent fraying.
  • Flossing in an up and down motion helps to ensure removal of plaque between your teeth.
  • Flossing before you brush allows you to brush away any dislodged food particles and helps the fluoride from your toothpaste make contact with your teeth.
  • Generally speaking, men floss less than women do.
  • When you don’t floss, bacteria reproduce and can cause bad breath and tooth loss.
  • Special floss and threaders help people with bridges or braces floss more effectively.
  • Dental floss was invented in the 1800s by a dentist from New Orleans.
  • The first dental floss was made from silk.
  • You should never flush your dental floss down the toilet. It can create big clogs because it gets caught on things in your pipes.
  • You can use dental floss to slice cheese and cake! 

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