Ian M. Fontenot, DDS

Ian M. Fontenot, DDS

About Your Dentist

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.

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

Dr. Benjamin Duplantis

Dr. Benjamin Duplantis

About Your Dentist

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.

Mckenzie

Mckenzie

Office Manager

Mckenzie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in October of 2015. She is certified in CPR and expanded duties. She has taken courses in sedation that she applies to the office in making sure our patients are extra comfortable. She strives in giving our patients the best care possible! Mckenzie and her husband enjoy spending time together with family and friends. Outside of the office, she enjoys shopping, working out, and spending time with her new niece Meredith Kate!

Morgan Wilder

Morgan Wilder

Scheduling Coordinator

Morgan joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in January of 2018 after having 3 previous years as an expanded duty dental assistant. She completed the dental assistant program at Acadian Area Career College in 2014. She works alongside Dr. Duplantis during procedures but also does lab work and sterilizes instruments. Morgan's main concern is making patients feel at ease during their appointments at Fontenot Family Dentistry. Outside of the office, Morgan loves spending time with her two nieces Sophia and Viviann (tookie). She also spends most of her weekends with her new husband, Joe. She would love for you to come see her and Dr. Duplantis for all your dental needs!

Mel

Mel

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mel joined Dr. Fontenot and his team in July of 2015 after graduating from LSU school of Dentistry. She was one of six selected students from the Lafayette satellite program. She received Lafayette's Outstanding Student Award, The Irma Miner Scholarship, Who's Who among Students in American University Colleges, and The Golden Scaler Award. Mel is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She also participates in many community activities. She enjoys attending Special Smiles every year associated with the Special Olympics in Carencro. Her roots are in the heart of her favorite and home town city, Carencro. Mel loves building relationships with her patients while providing the best oral hygiene care. When not in the office, Mel enjoys working out, shopping, makeup, and spending time with family!

Mallory

Mallory

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mallory joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in November of 2018. After completing her prerequisites at LSU, Mallory was acceped into the LSUHSC Dental Hygiene satellite program in Lafeyette. She graduated in the top 4 of her class while also receiving the Patient Excellence award. Mallory strives to make patients feel comfortable and confident in their own smile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside in her garden and relaxing with family, friends and her husband, Mark.

Emilie

Emilie

Dental Assistant/Lab Coordinator

Emilie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in January of 2016 after completing the Dental Assistant program at Acadiana Area Career College. She works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and takes care of lab duties to ensure our patients get the very best. She enjoys making her patients feel comfortable and easing their dental anxiety. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and of course watching the LSU Tigers do their thang!

Taylor Vidrine

Taylor Vidrine

Dental Assistant

Taylor joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in November of 2017 after completing the dental assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy. She works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and manages facility supplies. Her focus is the patient experience and making sure you are comfortable. She communicates with the patient before and during the procedure to alleviate any dental anxiety.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys family time with her husband and daughter, Meredith. She hopes to continue her career here working with the fabulous patients and wonderful co-workers for years to come.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Dental Assistant

In January of 2019, three months after completing her dental assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy, Kelsey joined Fontenot Family Dentistry. She works alongside Dr. Duplantis helping to assist during a variety of dental treatments. Her main goal as a dental assistant is to make sure that the patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures. She loves dentistry because she gets to experience something new everyday and is very happy that she can help patients with their dental needs. She has two incredible sons named Aidan and Alex. When she is not working she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends . Her favorite place to be is at the beach and one of her favorite activities to do there is parasail with her sons.

Jordyn

Jordyn

Dental Assistant

Jordyn joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in February of 2019 after completing the Dental Assistant program at Southwest Dental Academy. Jordyn works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures and helps her team with any assistance needed to make sure everyone is successful. Jordyn's focus is making sure the patient is comfortable and educated with whatever treatment is needed. In her free time, Jordyn enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. She hopes to continue her career here as a Dental Assistant in the years to come.

Josie

Josie

Scheduling Coordinator

Josie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in March of 2019 as our scheduling coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and her pup in her spare time, along with traveling and spending time with family in friends. She's excited to be a part of our team & eager to help all of our patience!

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    200 Hector Connoly Road
    Suite 102
    Carencro, LA 70520

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    Mon: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Tue: 8:00AM-7:00PM
    Wed: 8:00AM-7:00PM
    Thu: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Fri: 8:00AM-2:00PM