Located on a breathtaking inland beach, Lake Charles is a city rooted in art, education and economic growth.
Lake Charles is a hub for educational progress and is home to two higher educational institutions, Sowela Technical Community College and McNeese State University, a four-year public university offering 80 majors. Its colleges include colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Science, Honors College, and Doré School of Graduate Studies.
You'll fall in love with the history and Cajun charm of Lake Charles. Enjoy life at a slower pace without compromising the amenities of a large metro area. The city's historical Downtown district boasts an array of local restaurants, shops, fine and local art sales, and a farmers' market. You'll definitely enjoy bayou living in Lake Charles.
With over 31 parks, many built by local volunteers, the city's scenic outdoors are the perfect backdrop for fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and nature watching. Sam Houston Jones State Park has over 1000 acres of lakes and rivers.
Referred to as the Festival capital of Louisiana, Lake Charles hosts CultureFest, Live at the Lakefront Musical Festival, Downtown at Sundown Concert series, and the city's most coveted event, Contraband Days Festival, which celebrates the city's long standing legend of buried treasure. The 12 day festival draws crowds close to 200,000 annually.
Lake Charles is the city's main body of freshwater. Here you'll find the only white sand inland beach along the Gulf Coast. The city's downtown district plays audience to the great body of water and features a boardwalk that stretches the length of the shore. The lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The city of Lake Charles hosts numerous events on the water including boat parades, firework displays and festivals.
Patients can expect quality care and great customer service at Kool Smiles. An amazing 97% of Kool Smiles patients say they'll refer their friends and family. Our dream is to create a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe that every family in America deserves quality dental care. That's what drives us to open dental offices in underserved communities. And it's why we're selecting smart, talented people to join us.
We currently offer the following services:
Our treatment areas are designed to be kid-friendly, semi-private, and accessible to parents. Our doctors use basic behavioral guidance techniques such as "tell, show, do" to make dental treatment a pleasant experience for all.
Our team of specialists, general dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants work together efficiently to provide comprehensive dental services.
Kool Smiles offices have brightly colored, oversize waiting areas that include children's play areas, many of which have full playground sets where younger children can climb, slide, and explore.
"I feel very, very good to have found an organization that aligns with the same integrity and values that I have."
Dr. Priya Grewal, DDS
At the end of each day, everyone at Kool Smiles knows they've accomplished something that matters—something that makes a difference in the world—a positive change in the lives of children and their families.
Having the right dentist makes all the difference in the world. Our dentists share a common bond: they are passionate about providing quality dental care to families. All of our dentists go through Kool Smiles training upon hire and continue to receive company sponsored continuing education. Many of our dentists are active in both local, regional, or state dental associations, serve on Medicaid advisory boards, and participate in national associations such as American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Kool Smiles is committed to expanding access to quality dentistry and oral healthcare services in underserved communities.
Lack of healthcare coverage, or being enrolled in the Medicaid program, should not undermine an individual’s access to vital dental services.
80% of the nation’s 179,000 practicing dentists refuse to provide care to Medicaid enrollees.
We’ve partnered extensively with local schools, daycares and community organizations to provide much-needed oral health screenings and supplies, free of charge. In 2012 alone, Kool Smiles provided over $18.5 million in dental services to children with no form of payment for those procedures, simply because it was in the best interest of the children and their health.
In addition to strong clinical oversight, Kool Smiles has implemented an advanced electronic health records (EHR) system that is used in every Kool Smiles office across the country to measure and report on clinical compliance. The system is closely monitored by our dental clinical leaders to assure all dentists are in compliance with professional standards as well as ADA and AAPD guidelines.