Lafayette is home to University of Louisiana at Lafayette- the second largest university in Louisiana and one of the top ranked universities in the South. The city is also home to a large Roman Catholic population and a large selection of private schools, as well as an excellent public school system.
With the shops of Northgate Mall, small boutiques of Downtown Lafayette and the Villages of River Ranch, Lafayette is a retail hub for the entire Acadiana area. Get your walking shoes ready for a day of retail therapy.
Festivals are a huge part of Lafayette culture, rivaling some of the most popular festivals in America. From the Gulf Brew and the Festival Acadiens to the Festival International de Louisiane, you might just have to take the week off after all the fun! Mark your calendar, there's already a countdown to next year's festivities!
Whether you're enjoying the outdoors at one of Lafayette's 13 parks or filling your calendar with music, food, and partying, you'll have plenty to do. In Lafayette all the entertainment comes to you! Catch a professional hockey game, semi-pro football game, or cheer on your kids soccer game with the family. Lafayette is the ultimate Southern city, offering all the amenities of urban life with lots of Creole charm.
Louisiana is home to gorgeous natural landscapes, including breathtaking swamplands. Recently the backdrop of many Hollywood films, these landmarks are an important part of Lafayette's Creole culture and traditions.
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 think it's the thing that sets Kool Smiles apart: I don't know of a single clinic system in the country that has as sophisticated a quality assurance program."
Dr. Paul O. Walker, 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.
Emily has been with Benevis since March 2011. Her work involves the recruitment of dental specialists in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. Emily is results driven, and is passionate about recruiting and client relations. She enjoys working with her teammates who share the company values of quality, compliance, and professionalism. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and pug.
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