Dentists with More Than 500 5-Star Reviews

Learn Why We've Earned Them

Welcome to Lake Area Dentistry Providing Top Care to Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana

At Lake Area Dentistry serving Greater Lake Charles, LA, our dentists offer personalized treatment plans because we understand that every individual has unique needs. Our gentle approach to dental care helps all patients feel comfortable during visits to our practice. We offer a full range of services to help our patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles.

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Our Philosophy

Throughout our history, we have provided exceptional oral care treatments to help our patients achieve and enjoy a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.

Before undergoing a procedure, we will first discuss your options and help you choose the most appropriate treatment based on your individual needs and goals. Rest assured, our dentists will always have your best interests at heart, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident about your care.

Lastly, we accept most major insurance plans and offer financing through CareCredit in order to make our treatments affordable to a wide range of patients.

See the Incredible Results Dentistry Can Achieve

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If you have damaged teeth, are unhappy with a cosmetic aspect of your smile, or simply want help maintaining your dental health, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with our dentists. We serve people from Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Carlyss, Kinder and throughout Louisiana.

Contact  Our Practice

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentists for an initial exam and professional teeth cleaning. This is the first step toward maintaining, and even improving, your oral health. From there, we can educate you about your dental health, discuss any needed treatments, and address any concerns you have about costs or fear of visiting the dentist.

Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation at our Lake Charles, LA, location or any one of our other offices. You can also reach us by phone at:

Read Some of Our 5-Star Google Reviews "Very friendly and professional group of people."


Shelia Smith


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Everyone was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend them and I will continue using them for my dental needs.

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Clint Frazier


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Very friendly and professional group of people. I highly recommend anyone who needs dental care, to give them the opportunity to take care of you.

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Providing Exceptional Care for the Entire Family

Meet Jeffery Hennigan, DDS

Jeffery Hennigan, DDS, was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, where he graduated from LaGrange High School in 2003 and McNeese State University in 2007. He attended dental school at L.S.U. School of Dentistry in New Orleans where he earned his DDS degree. He then worked as a general dentist at SWLA Center for Health Services.

Dr. Hennigan is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Calcasieu Parish Dental Society, of which he once served as president.

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Our Professional Affiliations

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Same Day Dental Crowns Improve the Health of Your Smile in One Visit

If you are concerned about the health of a damaged tooth, we can recommend the most appropriate dentistry solution. Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option that can restore teeth and help them maintain their function and appearance.


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How Does a Crown Work?

A crown surrounds all visible portions of a tooth, providing it with the support and strength that it needs to withstand the daily pressures of biting and chewing. At our offices in Lake CharlesKinderCarlyss, and Moss Bluff, LA we use high-quality dental porcelain to fabricate crowns that look like your natural teeth and improve the state of your oral health.

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Placing Dental

To place a dental crown, we will first remove any unhealthy portions of the tooth. In order to accommodate the crown, we will remove some additional tissue from the perimeter of the tooth. Next, we use CEREC technology to take digital impressions so a crown can be crafted using computer-controlled tools to achieve a precise fit.


Benefits of CEREC Crowns

We use CEREC to fabricate crowns in less than an hour. This means that patients can have their tooth prepared and the crown placed during one appointment, rather than waiting weeks for the crown to be made at an outside lab. With CEREC, there is no need for temporary crowns; instead, patients walk out of our office with a restored tooth.

Don't Let Fear Keep You
From Having a Healthy Smile
Our Approach to Comfortable Care

Sedation Dentistry

We want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible at our practice, which is why our dentists take a gentle approach to care and offer sedation options. With nitrous oxide and mild oral sedation, patients can feel calm during their visits with us. If you are nervous about scheduling any type of dentistry appointment, ask us how sedation can be used to alleviate your anxiety.

Advanced Technology

Advanced technology offers many benefits. Cone beam scanning and 3-D x-rays help us accurately diagnose dental problems so we can provide high-quality care. Our dentists also offer CEREC same-day crowns, which are more convenient for patients. Overall, the state-of-the-art technology we use enables us to provide patients with quicker, more comfortable treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Lake Area Dentistry has four convenient locations serving Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Kinder, and Carlyss, LA. Jeffery Hennigan, DDS, and our team of dentists look forward to providing you and your family with care that is technologically advanced and completely personalized. Whether you are in need of a routine dental examination or a more advanced treatment such as dental implants, we are here to help.

Contact Lake Area Dentistry online to request an appointment or ask a question. You can also reach us by phone:

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More High Praise for Our Dentistry Practice


anita smith


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Great place!!! Very kind people!!! My kids love them!!!

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Lisa Stickler


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Very good service and very friendly I recommend this place

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Visit Any of Our Offices in Southwest Louisiana

We have locations easily accessible for individuals throughout Calcasieu Parish, Allen Parish, and beyond; reach out to our dentistry team to learn more about our offices located in the following LA communities:

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Now Open!  In Moss Bluff


Our previous Moss Bluff location sustained major damage during Hurricane Laura. We have opened a brand-new office in Moss Bluff, and we look forward to serving the community again. 

Paying for Treatment What Are My Options?

Dental Insurance

We work with most insurance providers. You can count on our team to check out the terms of your coverage and get as much reimbursement as possible. Before proceeding with treatment, we will notify you of any costs you are responsible for, and discuss alternative treatment solutions that may be more affordable.

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Our Membership Plan

No insurance? No problem! We offer a membership plan that shares many similarities to insurance, but often comes at a lower price point. Check out the latest details of the plan. As of 2021, the annual plan includes two professional cleanings, two regular exams, routine x-rays, an emergency visit, and a 20 percent discount on many services, among other perks. 

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Financing may be a great option for patients who are undergoing more extensive treatment plans, such as Invisalign® or the placement of porcelain veneers or dental implants. We accept plans through CareCredit®, which is a reputable healthcare financing company. You can apply for financing online in just minutes to find out if you are eligible for any of their no- or low-interest plans.

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How to Know It's Time to Visit the Dentist

It's Been More than Six Months

If you have gone longer than six months without seeing a dentist, plaque and tartar can accumulate and begin to penetrate the protective enamel.

You Are Experiencing Tooth Pain

If you experience tooth pain when chewing or eating hot, cold, or sweet foods, it could be an indication of a dental problem.

You Have a Chipped, Fractured, or Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is more vulnerable to bacterial infection, and the tooth should be treated as soon as possible to prevent further dental problems.

You Are Unhappy with the Appearance of Your Smile

If you are unhappy with your dental appearance due to cosmetic issues like tooth discoloration or a health issue like a missing tooth, we can help.

"The staff was helpful and friendly."


Crystal Franklin


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The staff were friendly and helpful. I felt like I was talking to friends, that's how comfortable they made my first time visit.

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Dee Bailey Young


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The staff was helpful and friendly. They also accepted a same day patient and is working with our insurance to turn the cost into a very reasonable fee.

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Lake Area Dentistry

The dentists at our family-friendly practice use the latest technology and techniques to enhance your care. We are proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association

Set up your first appointment by requesting a consultation or calling our Lake Charles office at (337) 478-8470.

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