Meet Your Lafayette, LA Dentists

Get to Know Your Smile Designer

Thomas Sammons, DDS

Dr. Thomas Sammons has Youngsville, Louisiana roots and continues to reside in Cajun Country. He and his wife Abbey grew up together attending the same church and are both thankful to be working in the healthcare field in their hometown. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from ULL and graduated summa cum laude. He attended LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Sammons remains a devoted supporter of his alma mater, ULL, and is a regular at many of the university’s sporting and
community events. When not practicing dentistry, you can find him enjoying time with friends and family, participating in early morning swims and workouts, volunteering, or hunting. Dr. Sammons is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the Acadiana District Dental Association where he has represented the chapter as a Delegate to the State Board.

A word from Dr. Sammons
“I became a dentist for many reasons but two stand above the rest. My number one reason is to get people out of pain. It is always such a personal reward when I see the relief in patients’ eyes after I have administered anesthesia, numbed the pain, and treated the problem. My number two reason is to make a difference in people’s lives with their smile. It really is amazing how you can affect someone’s self-esteem and quality of life by giving them both a beautiful and functional smile.”

Recent Advancements
Dr. Sammons and his team are committed to continuing education and exceed the required state post-graduate trainings to excel on all modern aspects of dentistry including: cosmetic straightening, dental implants, anxiety-free sedation, root canal therapies, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, resin bonded fillings, periodontal therapies, TMD/TMJ treatment, and partials. Dr. Sammons’ calming demeanor will help ease the anxiety many individuals have when seeking dental treatment. He takes great pride in his work to exceed patient expectations.

Get to Know Your Smile Designer

Ann Laurent, DDS

After graduating from LSU School of Dentistry in 1983, Dr. Ann Laurent was one of only three female dentists in Lafayette. Today, she remains a trailblazer for aspiring women in a practice that helps patients achieve harmony when their outer smile mirrors their inner one. Her personal sense of spirituality informs her passion for beauty and healing in mind, body, and spirit. Balancing her compassionate heart is a zest for friendship, food, and music. Dr. Laurent’s hope and prayer is that her synthesis of artistic expression in social action reveals itself in her work, in
her relationships, and in her life. In the words of Kahlil Gibran, “Work is love made visible.”

DDS: Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, 1983
BS: University of Southwestern Louisiana, cum laude, Lafayette, LA, 1979

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Acadiana District Dental Association, DOCS (Oral Conscious Sedation)

A word from Dr. Laurent
“I believe that everyone can have a beautiful, healthy smile. The first step is for me to ensure your comfort and trust, so together we can plan for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth and gums. I always take the time to hear your concerns and answer your questions because I want you to know that you are important to me.”

Discovering new ways to create beautiful smiles
“There have been tremendous advancements in dentistry in recent years, particularly in cosmetic techniques. Keeping current with these new techniques and treatments is very important to me, because they help me make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. And the results are worth it!”