About Us

About Our Practice

We actively support the community. We support all the local high schools, their athletic teams, the local police department, local fire department, the Chamber of Commerce, the local church. We're in this community, we live 5 minutes away from this office. I was born and raised in this parish, so I feel like I have a duty to ... As a member of this community, to support it and to help it grow.

The most rewarding aspect is seeing patient satisfaction. Sometimes it's delayed gratification, especially with orthodontics or with cosmetic procedures. When we're going through the procedure it takes time to see the results sometimes but once we're finished, to see the patient's excitement, see their satisfaction, see how happy they are with the end result, that really makes me happy. It makes it all worth it.

Even just getting people out of pain. Sometimes people come in with just a horrible toothache, they haven't been able to eat, sleep, or talk for days. Within an hour we have them back to normal. That gives me a lot of satisfaction too.

Dr. Calvin Bessonet and the team at Ascension Premier Dental are dedicated to providing top-quality, comfortable, comprehensive dental care in Geismar, LA and the surrounding communities. We work hard to make sure our patients have a positive experience at our office and that they get the results they want. Dental care does not have to be stressful or scary – our team will ensure you are satisfied with your care in every way.

Comprehensive Dental Services

At Ascension Premier Dental, we offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family. This means that you will not have to travel to multiple dental offices to get the care you need – we can do everything right here under one roof. Whether you need general dental care, cosmetic dentistry services, restorative dentistry options, implant dentistry, oral surgery, or something else, we can take care of you! We love treating patients of all ages and would be happy to help your family get the care you need.

Modern Tools and Techniques

Our brand-new, state-of-the-art dental facility is equipped with the latest dental tools and technology. This includes laser cavity detection and laser periodontal treatment, digital imaging, and microscopic technology. Dr. Bessonet has advanced training in many areas of dentistry including implants, cosmetics, and orthodontics. Here at Ascension Premier Dental, we work hard to offer the highest-quality results possible.

Comfortable Care with Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is probably one of the most important things that we offer. The reason being that we have a lot of patients who, out of fear or of anxiety or phobia, have possibly put off getting their teeth cleaned or worked on or possibly, they've lived with pain for a long time because they've just been so hesitant to come in. Once we get them in for a consult to just talk and talk about our sedation options, you can already see them start to relax.

We offer nitrous oxide for anything from dental cleanings to fillings to root canals. Nitrous oxide is something that's a very light sedation. It's almost like instant value. You turn it on and you turn it off, and you go on your way.

Oral sedation is another option we offer. That's just taking a few pills before you come in and take the edge off. Some people may not remember much, but it relaxes you a lot more. We could combine that with nitrous oxide.

The next level of sedation we do and the one we do most often is IV sedation. With the IV sedation, we put IV in. We give you just enough medication to get you comfortable. What's important about IV sedation or the advantage to IV sedation is that each person is different. One person may take a couple of pills and feel great. Another person may take a couple of pills, and they feel no different at all. They're still anxious. The advantage of the IV sedation is we can titrate it. We can keep giving the patient just enough to a point where they're comfortable. We can get all the work done that they need, and they won't remember a thing.

There's a lot to be said for coming in and having a couple of years worth of work needed to be done. Getting it all done in one appointment, waking up, and not remembering a thing. I've never had a patient regret doing the IV sedation. It's probably been the most important tool that I've added to my practice in my career because it allows people to get work done that they normally wouldn't get done.

We are also the only practice in the area that offers IV sedation. If you are undergoing a long or complicated procedure – or would like to sleep through your visit due to fear or anxiety – we can help you. We also offer other sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Also available are warm blankets, televisions to watch, and private operatories designed especially for your comfort. You can learn more about how we can relieve your dental anxiety by visiting our page.

Make An Appointment

If you are ready to get the comprehensive, comfortable, high-quality dental care that you and your family deserve, please contact the team at Ascension Premier Dental. You can reach us at 225-963-5548. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your appointment.

Dr. Bessonet and his team would be delighted to help you and your family get the care you need. We can’t wait to meet you!