With the advances in dentistry, and combining all we have learned with regard to the different specialties, we are able to treat the patient as a whole. Today, instead of just looking at a patient’s “teeth” we are able to treat a person’s “face” and improve facial aesthetics as well as helping our clients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of that process.
Education and Continuing Education
I graduated from Thibodaux High School in 1974, and attended Nicholls State University. I graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemistry, and minors in math and biology. Then I attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1982.
The state board requires approximately 20 hours of continuing education a year to maintain licensure. I regularly surpass this requirement; in some years, I have completed more than 100 hours of CE. The field of dentistry is changing and evolving at a rapid pace, and keeping up with the latest information is vital for quality care.
Over 20 years ago, Dr. Wendy Maes began working with me, and that’s when I searched and found the best clinicians in the country in order to learn from them. As a result, we offer nearly all dental procedures in our one facility. I continue to get extensive post-doctoral training in all areas of dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Louisiana Dental Association
- New Orleans Dental Association
- DOCS Education
- American Orthodontic Society
Outside the Office
I was born and raised in Thibodaux, LA, and presently live in Prairieville, just minutes away from the office in Geismar. I have been married to my wife Alice for more than 34 years. We met in high school and were married during my junior year in dental school. We have three wonderful children — Lacey, Kelly, and Beau — and three grandchildren. We also have Sadie, our long-haired Chihuahua. Dr. Dwight Landry on Google+
When I’m not in the office, I love to fish, especially for bass. Living in south Louisiana lends itself to some of the best fishing in the country.
My greatest passion in my life at this point is my personal relationship with God. I spend most of my thought life now thinking of ways to “put a smile on God’s face.” As a result of this, I spend more and more of my time giving back to people who are in need of dental care. We are called to help those in need, and one of my greatest feelings of achievement is providing care to such people.