The team at Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants prides itself on providing the best care available to the community in and around Gulfport, Mississippi. Board-certified periodontist, Caesar Sweidan, DDS, has been providing top-notch dental care for years, and now he’s joined by the talented and also board-certified periodontist, Laura Smith, DDS.
Meet Dr. Smith
Dr. Smith came to Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants by way of San Jose, Costa Rica, where she practiced general dentistry in private practice for three years. But her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica was only the beginning.
After marrying her husband in 2012, Dr. Smith headed to New Orleans. By 2013, she had started a one-year fellowship program at Louisiana State University, where she received advanced training on the latest techniques in placing single and multiple dental implants. But it didn’t end there.
That one-year fellowship led Dr. Smith to accept a position at Louisiana State University in their prestigious postgraduate periodontal program. She started serving as a periodontal specialist in south Louisiana in 2017.
In addition to periodontal disease and related conditions, Dr. Smith also has advanced training in:
- All aspects of implants, including aesthetic implant surgery
- Full mouth implant rehabilitation
- Sinus elevation
- Bone grafting
- Aesthetic gum grafting
One thing Dr. Smith enjoys most is working closely with her patients. She’s passionate about preventing and treating oral health issues, such as periodontal disease. For Dr. Smith, that means making sure her patients understand their options and have access to the best treatments for their unique needs.
Dr. Smith’s accreditations
Dr. Smith’s commitment to providing excellent oral and periodontal care has driven her to pursue numerous licenses and professional associations, including:
- Certified Non-IV oral sedation
- Certified IV sedation provider
- Certified ACLS and CPR
- Nitrous oxide provider
- Active member American Academy of Periodontics
- Board Certified Periodontal and Dental Specialist
With these advanced skills, you can rest easy knowing you’re in excellent hands, whether you need a minor dental treatment or a full mouth reconstruction.
When Dr. Smith isn’t busy with patients, she loves spending time with her husband and three children, Oliver, Emme, and Julian. Her daily adventures often involve cooking, biking, and exploring new restaurants and venues. But the family also loves traveling farther from home, especially when it involves the warm weather in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Are you looking for a skilled and compassionate periodontist? Get the excellent care you desire by calling 228-868-9615 or requesting an appointment online with Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants today.