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Moss Bluff Location Temporarily Closed

The Moss Bluff location has been affected by Hurricane Laura and will be closed for the time being. Our doctors and staff are still here for your dental needs at our other 3 locations in Lake Charles, DeQuincy and Carlyss. To reschedule or schedule your appointment, CONTACT HERE.

At Lake Area Dentistry serving Greater Lake Charles, LA, our dentists offer personalized care 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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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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Jeffery Hennigan, DDS

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.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Lake Area Dentistry has four convenient locations in Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, DeQuincy, 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. If you are feeling anxious about your visit or the state of your dental health, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help you relax.

To schedule an appointment, contact Lake Area Dentistry online or call us at:

(337) 478-8470

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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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Dental Crowns
Can Improve the Health of Your Smile

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.

How Does a Crown Work?

Two dental crownsA 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, and Sulphur, we use high-quality dental porcelain to fabricate crowns that look natural and improve the state of your oral health.

Placing Dental Crowns

An illustration of the dental crown procedureTo 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 Same-day Crowns

cerecWe 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.

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"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:

  • 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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Lake Charles Office

700 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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Moss Bluff Office

644 US-171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

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Temporarily Closed

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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