About Us

Joseph R. Porter, DDS – Orthodontist

274_dr_porterDr. Joseph Porter, a Baton Rouge native, received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Southeastern Louisiana University. He received his doctorate from the LSU School of Dentistry. Along with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, he has an advanced degree in family dentistry. Dr. Porter is an accredited orthodontist. This means that he is a dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of orthodontics. While at the LSU School of Dentistry, he was honored to receive the prestigious Baldridge Scholarship, the General Dentistry Award, the Prosthetics Award, and the Diagnosis of Oral-Facial Pain Award. Dr Porter is a specialist in orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.


Carl B. Gonsoulin, DDS Pediatric Dentist

cgDr. Carl Gonsoulin was born and raised in Loreauville, Louisiana. After graduating from Loreauville High School, he followed in his sister’s footsteps to complete a two year pre-dental program at the University of South Louisiana. He proceeded to Loyola University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Three years later, he completed his internship and residency at Children’s Hospital and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. He then returned home to Acadiana and opened his private pediatric dental practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he has been practicing for many years.

Dr. Carl is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Acadiana Dental Association. He is an avid sponsor in the Acadiana community for children’s events and local school academic and athletic programs. When he is not dedicating his time to dentistry, he takes advantage of living in Louisiana sportsman’s paradise. His favorite hobbies are fishing and hunting.