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. Duplantis 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!

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 Late December of 2015. She is our Lead dental assistant and works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures. She thrives to help our team grow and feel confident! Her goal is to treat all of her patients with compassion and honesty and create a comfortable environment. Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her friends and her family!

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.

Josie

Josie

Scheduling Coordinator

Josie is a Carencro native, and the amiable face that patients will meet at the front desk. She is an insurance and billing coordinator at Fontenot Family Dentistry, and is always ready to help patients with any questions or concerns. From scheduling appointments to processing insurance claims, Josie's number one priority is serving patients and making dental visits a pleasurable experience. She has been with Fontenot family dentistry for 2 years. Outside of the office, Josie loves to spend her free time with family, friends, traveling and partakes in makeup artistry!

Gabby

Gabby

Registered Dental Hygienist

Gabby joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in August of 2019. After finishing her pre-requisites at LSU in Baton Rouge, she graduated from the Lafayette satellite program for LSU School of Dentistry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received The Irma Miner Scholarship, The Shirley Mae Stevens Bienvenue Scholarship and the Excellence in Special Care Dentistry Award. Gabby strives to inform and educate her patients about their oral health, while being open to learning more thing about the dental field. She finds it gratifying to build relationships with her patients and do what she can to help them overcome any dental fears and feel confident in their smile. On her downtime, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Allie

Allie

Dental Assistant

Allie joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in September 2020. She completed dental school at Southwest Dental Academy. She works alongside Dr. Duplantis during procedures and enjoys helping patients with dental anxiety, as she helps them feel more at ease and comfortable she also helps the rest of the team accomplished task throughout the office when need be! Allie's main focus is making sure the patient understands the procedure as well as treatment that needs to be done. During Allie's spare time she enjoys being with her husband, friends, family and cuddling with her pups!! She also enjoys wood burning, using her circuit machine, fishing and letting her pups run free on her property while sitting outside with her husband with a cup of coffee. Allie has been in the dental field for roughly 3 years and hopes to continue many more years growing as well as learning with her staff at Fontenot Family Dentistry. Allie encourages you to come see her and Dr. Duplantis for any dental needs you may have. She is also here to answer any question you may have!

Maci

Maci

Dental Assistant

Maci joined Fontenot Family Dentistry in September of 2020 after completing the Dental Assisting program at Acadiana Area Career College. She works alongside Dr. Fontenot during procedures. Her main focus is to keep all patients comfortable and happy with their smile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, close friends, and shopping. In the years to come, Maci hopes to grow at Fontenot Family Dentistry with her patients and coworkers.

  • Fontenot Family Dentistry

    200 Hector Connoly Road
    Suite 102
    Carencro, LA 70520

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    Phone: (337) 565-2580

    Hours
    Mon: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Tue: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Wed: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Thu: 8:00AM-4:30PM
    Fri: 8:00AM-2:00PM
    Sat: CLOSED
    Sun: CLOSED