This team is amazing!! from the receptionist to Dr. Sweidan! They jump in and get the job done! They started at my appointment time with no wait! There was no down time! Twenty minutes later I was out the door with a care packageShow more of follow up instructions, soup and chocolate
Love, love my implants! Great team! Always on time! Highly recommend! They even send you home with a little gift! Soup and chocolate! (good chocolate!) Oh, and thank you for the manicure, sent via a gift card in the mail! Dr SweiShow moredan is absolutely delightful. Thank you again!
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Dr. Laura Smith, DDS?
Dr. Laura Smith is a graduate of Universidad Latina de Costa Rica where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 2009. In 2013, she was accepted into a 1-year fellowship at Louisiana State University where she received training restoring single and multiple dental implants with the newest techniques. In 2014, she accepted a position in Louisiana State University’s Post-Graduate Periodontal program, which she completed in 2017.
After obtaining her D.D.S., she practiced general dentistry for 3 years in a private practice in San Jose, Costa Rica. Since completing her 4-year postgraduate education, she has been serving the community of south Louisiana as a periodontal dental specialist. Besides receiving training in periodontal disease and conditions, she also trained extensively in all aspects of implants, including aesthetic implant surgery, bone grafting, sinus elevation, microsurgery, aesthetic gum grafting, and full mouth implant rehabilitation. Dr. Smith is a compassionate and highly-skilled specialist who treats each patient as if he or she were a member of her own family.
Dr. Smith lives in New Orleans with her husband and her three wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, biking around the city, and exploring new places and restaurants.
Dr. Smith's professional associations and licenses
Active member American Academy of Periodontics
Board Certified Periodontal and Dental Specialist
Certified IV sedation provider
Certified Non-IV oral sedation
Nitrous oxide provider
Certified ACLS AND CPR
Dr. Smith came to the United States in 2012 after marrying her husband; she is originally from San Jose, Costa Rica. She and her husband made New Orleans their home and have been building their family for the last ten years. They have three children together; Oliver, Emme and Julian to whom they dedicate most of their time. They enjoy traveling as a family and sharing time with loved ones. During vacation time you can find them enjoying the warm weather in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Dr. Smith likes to sit down with each patient and reinforce methods to prevent further oral and periodontal disease. She likes to explain to the patient the many different treatment options using the most up to date diagnostic tools available and then provide the best treatment to suit that patient’s individual needs. Her first choice is always saving natural teeth, but, if that is not possible, she will always present the most modern alternatives available for her patient.
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5024 Keystone Blvd.
Covington, LA, 70433
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All went quickly and efficiently. No problems
I had extensive gum surgery and Dr. Maryam and her team did a wonderful job. Thanks so much!
Professional staff and facility.
Everyone is so friendly!
Second time using their services. Had gum grafting done this time to upper right side. Staff very friendly and DR. has a very sure hands. No after pain, even with out medication. Highly recommend them.
Love, love my implants! Great team! Always on time! Highly recommend! They even send you home with a little gift! Soup and chocolate! (good chocolate!) Oh, and thank you for the manicure, sent via a gift card in the mail! Dr Sweidan is absolutely delightful. Thank you again!
Everyone was very professional and I was taken into the office before my scheduled appointment time
The staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of dental work.
Everyone I encountered was professional and helpful. Dr. Sweidan took a lot of time to explain my upcoming procedures, answer my questions, and alleviate my fears. Highly recommended
Very friendly staff. Just please don't ask your patients what they do for a living. To some cultures this is rude. Thanks!
It was a very pleasant experience and the staff was very attentive and friendly.
Excellent dental care! I am an infrequent visitor and noticed admin changes i.e. receptionist now takes payment at check-in which in my case resulted in significant delay for new arrivals. No objection to prepay.
When the doctor calls to check on you the day after… and answers your texts over the weekend, the level of care during and after is phenomenal !!
I always have a great experience here. Best staff and Dr around.
My condolences experiences has always been good. Friendly knowledgeable staff great Dr.
The Doctor is a great surgeon. Very personable and a helpful and friendly staff.
This team is amazing!! from the receptionist to Dr. Sweidan! They jump in and get the job done! They started at my appointment time with no wait! There was no down time! Twenty minutes later I was out the door with a care package of follow up instructions, soup and chocolate
Everyone is always kind and professional, from front desk to everyone in the back office. I never feel rushed or overlooked.
No problem and no wait
Very professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend them.
As usual, friendly and professional.
They extracted a Tooth and zero pain. Great Doctor! Best Regards! Ken
Am half way through my implant and waiting for a prescription for 2 pain pills , enough to get me thru 2 days of throbbing pain . Otherwise I feel dr Sweidan is a very competent surgeon !
First visit and everyone was wonderful and very helpful. Dr Sweidan was very nice. I would definitely recommend.
It was a great experience loved the atmosphere and I like everything about my visit especially the nice workers.
Best experience and best people. Highly recommend this Friendly professional environment
Everyone was great and treated me really well. They were very compassionate and concerned for my well-being