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Meet Your Trusted West Monroe Dentist

L. King Scott, DDS

L. King Scott, DDS has a full-time practice in general dentistry with special emphasis in reconstructive dentistry, aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, and temporomandibular joint disorders in West Monroe, LA. Dr. Scott also provides care for patients with sleep disorders and with special needs along with Botox and Dermal Fillers on the face. He first received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA in 1974 before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1978.

Since then, Dr. Scott has traveled extensively in order to take thousands of hours of post-graduate education from the finest clinicians and researches in dentistry. He has based his practice upon a commitment to excellence in both quality care and staff. Dr. Scott actively supports dental education as a long-time student of Dr. Michael Schuster’s Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, AZ (1990-1991, 1995-1997). He was also a student of Dr. Pete Dawson’s Center for Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg, FL (1990-1992, 1994, 1998, 2004), and Dr. Earl Pounds’ Branching Complete Denture Technique, as mentored by Dr. Jack Turbyfill (1992, 1995, 1998).

As Implant Dentistry has evolved, Dr. Scott has continued his extensive training in Implant Dentistry. With the advent of “Clear Choice” hybrid dentures systems, Dr. Scott has expanded his training through the Zimmer Institute in “All on 4” Dental implant systems. The fabrication of a dental prosthesis for the upper or lower dental arch all supported by 4 or 5 or 6 implants has opened a new dimension of dental treatment for persons who have lost all their teeth on either dental arch. Dr. Scott’s interest in dental esthetics lead into the natural extension of facial esthetics with training in Botox and Dermal fillers in 2016 with Dr. Gigi Meinecke of FACES Esthetics of Potomac, Maryland. Dr. Scott has added Botox and Dermal fillers of the Esthetic Zones of the Face to his dental practice.

Dr. Scott in front of computer with digital images

In addition to his extensive training, he is also a Fellow in every occasion with The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (1988), as well as a Fellow in the Academy for Sports Dentistry (2000), and a Master in The Academy of General Dentistry (2000). In 2004, Dr. Scott attained the level of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, then, in 2009, the same organization awarded Dr. Scott the Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition Award, making him just the 67th dentist in the U.S. to receive this award. In 2010, Dr. Scott was awarded as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. The Pierre Fauchard Society invitation for membership came in 2013. 2015-2016, found Dr. Scott as President of the La Dental Association. In 2015, he was awarded as a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. His skill and excellence in practice continue which all lead to his recognition in so many wonderful ways.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Scott has been involved with dentistry and athletics. He served as President of The Academy for Sports Dentistry from 1996-97, and he was the designer and developer of the Scott All-Sports Performance Mouthguard (1988). He was also the team dentist for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Athletic Department from 1986 till 2013 and he was the team dentist for the Monroe Moccasins for the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 hockey seasons. He also works with professional, Olympic, collegiate, and local athletes.

Dr. L. King Scott is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and the Fifth District Dental Association. He was President of the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association in 2007 and received the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association Dentist of the Year Award in 2008. Dr. Scott’s leadership in Legislative activities both at the State level in Baton Rouge and in Washington D.C. has earned him a place at the Washington Leadership Conference from 2008 to 2018. He was recognized by the Louisiana Dental Association with the 2013 LDA Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2013 NELDA Distinguished Service Award. He also served as the Director to the Louisiana Dental Association from 2012-2013. 2014 found Dr. Scott as President Elect of the Louisiana Dental Association with 2015-2016 being his years of leadership of the Louisiana Dental Association speaking for the 2400+ dentists of Louisiana. Dr. Scott continues to represent Dentistry as a delegate to the American Dental Association in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Dr. Scott’s leadership skills will take a new direction in 2019 as he become the Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association along with leading the Louisiana Dental Association Foundation from which the funds for the Missions of Mercy Dental events for persons underserved are cared.

In 2017-2018, Dr. Scott led the American College of Dentists Louisiana Section as Chairman. During this same period he was also Chairman of the Louisiana Section of the American College of Dentists Convocation proceeding. Continuing Education for providing excellent dental care to his patients led Dr. Scott to earned his second Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

On a more personal level, Dr. Scott and his wife Kari have been major supporters of the LSU School of Dentistry. Both he and Kari are each members of the prestigious LSUSD Committee of 100. Dr. Scott has been a Director on the LSU School of Dentistry Board of Director Alumni Association from 2011 to the present. In 2017, he was elected President-elect of the LSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association. For 2018-2019, Dr. Scott will be be leading the Alumni Association for the New Orleans Health Science Center School of Dentistry.

Dr. Scott and his dog

When asked “Tell me some other information you deem significant about yourself” his normal response is, “Nothing really significant-just doing my childhood dream of being a dentist.”

Favorite Quote: "The Happiest Moments of My Life have been in the Flow of Affection Among Friends.” - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America

Hobbies: "A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both." - L.P. Jacks (often attributed to Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand)

Hobbies also include taking care of his rescue English Springer Spaniels Dogs, taking care of my wife’s roses and boating on the Ouachita River and Bayou D’Arbonne on which he lives.