About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Ian M. Fontenot, DDS

Born and raised in Ville Platte, Dr. Fontenot has strong roots in the Acadiana area. At a young age, his parents taught him about the importance of customer and patient care. With Dr. Fontenot's mother as a registered nurse and his father, an established family dentist in Ville Platte, he learned early on to take pride in caring for patients.

He graduated from LSU Alexandria - Magna Cum Laude - with a BS in Biological Sciences and later furthered his education, receiving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans. Dr. Fontenot graduated top of his class at LSU with many prestigious awards including the following: C. Edmund Kells, OKU Dental Honor Society, Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award, Academy of Operative Dentistry Senior Award, International Congress of Oral Implantologists Senior Award, American Academy of Periodontology Senior Award, and American Academy Implant Dentistry Senior Award.

After dental school, he accepted and completed a General Dentistry Residency at University of Florida College of Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL. At the University of Florida, he learned all of the disciplines in-depth with a special emphasis on full mouth reconstruction and surgery utilizing dental implants, crowns, veneers, and removable prosthetics.

Since completing his residency, Dr. Fontenot has done more than 500 hours of Continuing Dental Education in orthodontics (certified provider Six Month Smiles and Invisalign), bone grafts, dental implants (certified provider of Nobel Boicare, sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide, oral sedation) practice management, rotary endodontics, gum grafts, cosmetic dentistry, and pediatrics. He has a strong desire to learn from the best teachers across the country and use the latest technology to provide the highest quality patient care.

For the past few years, Dr. Fontenot worked at his father's dental practice in Ville Platte and multiple health centers throughout Acadiana. From this experience, he was able to increase his scope of practice to pediatrics - allowing him to treat adults and children in his current practice.

Dr. Fontenot has been married to his high-school sweetheart for almost 10 years. They have one beautiful little girl, Lilah Kate Fontenot, who is 4 years-old and a son, Liam Paul, who is 2 and a half. His wife is a teacher at a local Catholic school, St. Leo-Seton. Dr. Fontenot lives with his family in Carencro - and they love it. He enjoys exercising, movies, music, and hanging out with friends and family.

About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Dr. Benjamin Duplantis

Born and raised in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, Dr. Duplantis is pleased to be able to provide care to Acadiana. At a young age he was drawn on the ability of dentistry to not only heal patients physically, but emotionally as well. "Giving a patient the ability to smile and to feel confidence tackle the world head on is one of my primary goals in life."

He is a graduate of McNeese State University with a BS in Biological Sciences and later futhured his education at LSU School of Dentistry recieving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While in school Dr. Duplantis could be found volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul's Ozanam Inn homeless shelter proving urgent dental needs to the poor and needy of the community.
Dr. Duplantis has always looked forward in school to come back to a small town and practice excellent restorative dentistry.

Dr. Dupantis is a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Acadamey of General Dentistry. Committed to providing the best care possible for his patients, Dr. Duplantis completes countless hours of continuing education per year, and has taken multiple courses in restorative dentistry, and is a member of the study club - Acadian Southern Society.

An avided runner, Dr. Duplantis is always outdoors and when he is not he can be found either cooking, working out, woodworking, or spending time hanging out with his friends and family.

Awards, Accolades & Honors

  • C. Edmund Kells Honor Society inductee
  • Omicron Kappa Epsilon
  • Dental Honor Society inductee
  • Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry

Recognition from Dental Organizations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Acadinia Southern Society
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

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  • Fontenot Family Dentistry

    200 Hector Connoly Road Suite 102
    Carencro, LA 70520


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