Dentists with More Than 500 5-Star Reviews

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Welcome to Lake Area Dentistry

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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See the Incredible Results Dentistry Can Achieve

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If you have a damaged tooth, 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, DeQuincy, Carlyss, Kinder and throughout Louisiana.

Read Some of Our 5-Star Google Reviews "They Fixed My Front Teeth and I Love It!"


KL Kuties


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Great dentist!! They fixed my front teeth and I LOVE it!! Great friendly place

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Best dental experience I've ever had. You owe yourself to go here and get treated so well. Least painful experience I've ever had.

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Paying for Treatment What Are My Options?

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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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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 dentist 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.

Contact  Our Practice

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentists for an initial exam and professional 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. You can also reach us by phone at:

Providing Exceptional Care for the Entire Family

Meet Jeffery Hennigan, DDS

Jeffery Hennigan, DDS, was born and raised in Lake Charles, 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 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.

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.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Lake Area Dentistry has four convenient locations serving Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, DeQuincy, Kinder, and Sulphur, 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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"They Care about My Comfort and Wellbeing."


Lesia White


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The entire experience gets 5 stars. From the first phone call to make an appointment as a new patient, then the dental tech, the dentist, and even the bookkeeping staff were all awesome!! I will highly recommend Lake area dentistry to my friends and family. The atmosphere in particular, was so comfortable, and quiet, and very relaxing.

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Ricky Mills


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Dr. Hennigan, Dr. Bray and all of their staff are fantastic.  They have been taking care of my dental needs for many years and continue to surprise me with new ways to show how much they care about my comfort and wellbeing.  Many, many thanks.

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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 a tooth and help it maintain its 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 Charles, Moss Bluff, DeQuincy, Kinder, and Sulphur, we use high-quality dental porcelain to fabricate crowns that look natural and improve the state of your oral health.

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Placing Dental Crowns

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.

"The Whole Staff Is Kind, Warm, and Helpful!"


Dwight Harris


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When Dr Bray was talking to me, he represented himself in such a manner that caused me to feel relaxed. This isn’t normal of any doctor. I’m the only one in my family that isn’t in the medical field and just being real, compassion isn’t a typical forte’. To that I say, well done for the Doctor and his staff!

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Chloe Pugliese


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The whole staff is kind, warm, and helpful! I usually see Dr. Hennigan, and he is always gentle & thorough. He also always takes a moment to ask how life's been/what’s new—which I find very welcoming!

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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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DeQuincy Office

824 W 4th St
DeQuincy, LA 70633

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Carlyss Office

4985 S Highway 27
Sulphur, LA 70665

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Lake Charles Office

700 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Moss Bluff Office

644 US-171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Kinder Office

203 1st Ave
Kinder, LA 70648

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