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Laura Smith, DDS

Board Certified Periodontist located in Covington, LA & Slidell, LA

About Dr. Smith


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