A proud native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Ken LeBlanc draws on his 39 years of dental experience to craft impeccable smiles for his patients. Dr. LeBlanc sees himself not only as a highly trained dentist, but as an artist, creating beautiful smiles on the living canvasses of his patients lives.
His passion started early as his father, Dr. Andrew LeBlanc, started the Lafeyette dental practice in 1940. Dr. LeBlanc carried on in his father’s footsteps, taking over the practice in 1984. Since that time he has continued to pursue a path of excellence by completing hundreds of hours in advanced Continuing Education courses in all areas of dentistry (with an emphasis in the specialized field of cosmetic dentistry).
Always a trailblazer, he completed the very first comprehensive esthetic dentistry program at the LSU School of Dentistry in 1996. (This prestigious program is still recognized as one of the best comprehensive esthetic dentistry programs in the world.)
Dr. LeBlanc has also chosen not only to serve his existing patients but to have a meaningful impact on countless other patients by passing his skills onto a new generation of dentists. A clinical instructor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry since 2011, Dr. LeBlanc teaches Clinical Operative Dentistry (OP2) to second year dental students. Dr. LeBlanc currently has a daughter who will begin her 3rd year of Dental School at LSU in July, 2018. She will graduate in the class of 2020.
Dr. LeBlanc feels deeply gratified when he is able to literally change someone’s life because of his gifts. He considers himself fortunate to be able to craft lovely smiles for patients who have been told by others that nothing could be done for them.
“I’ve always been involved in doing things with an artistic leaning and always working with my hands. Cosmetic dentistry gives me a chance to bring out a patient’s true character and beauty. It helps to restore their self-confidence,” says Dr. LeBlanc.
Dr. LeBlanc is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (general member since 1993)
- The Academy of General Dentistry (since 1979)
- The American Dental Association (since 1979)
- The Louisiana Dental Association (since 1979)
- The Acadiana District Dental Association (since 1979)
- The “Schuster” Dental Study Group (since 1989)
- The Center for Professional Development (since 1989)
- The Acadiana Dental Study Group (since 1989)
- Consulting staff member of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Lafayette General Regional Medical Center (since 1979)
Dr. LeBlanc resides in Lafayette with his wife, Faye, and their five Children and 8 Grandchildren. When not creating beautiful smiles at his practice, he enjoys spending his free time fishing, traveling and gourmet cooking, as well as collecting vintage wines.
Dr. LeBlanc’s favorite pastime is collecting
antique paintings and painting portraits of family members and local residents. His incredible talent for portrait painting with oil paints and canvas has been noticed and even featured in
“Lifestyle Lafayette”, a local society magazine.
A self-taught artist, Dr. LeBlanc uses oil paints to realistically capture the dignity and inner beauty of his subjects. Dr. LeBlanc is a charter member of The Portrait Institute of New York, as well as The Art Students League of New York. Furthermore, he is also a noted member of the prestigious American Society of Portrait Artists.
He recently completed an in-home studio that boasts the atmosphere and natural lighting essential to his creative process. He has since studied portraiture under portrait masters such as Nelson Shanks and Everett Raymond Kinstler in New York.
To view Dr. LeBlanc’s portaits go to www.PortraitsbyKenLeblanc.com