“Although I enjoy day-to-day dentistry, what particularly satisfies me is when I can increase someone’s self-confidence by improving their smile.”
Dr. Kayla Soirez’s fascination with dentistry was sparked when she began orthodontic treatment as a young teenager. While working a summer job at her hometown’s family dental office, she saw how dentistry improved patients’ quality of life. She realized that she wanted to make a difference in people’s daily lives and decided that a career in dentistry was her goal.
Originally from Erath, Louisiana, Dr. Soirez earned her DDS degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Before dental school, she attended LSU, Baton Rouge, as an undergraduate. Displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Dr. Soirez completed her dental education in Lafayette.
After working in the Acadiana area, Dr. Soirez joined Theriot Family Dental Care in July 2007. She enjoys the Lafayette community and its Cajun culture. Dr. Soirez adds, “Nothing beats southern hospitality. Our food is amazing. I love the fact that I get to raise my boys surrounded by my extended family.”
Dr. Soirez’s Treatment Philosophy
Dr. Soirez’s goal is to help each of her patients obtain good oral health. She says, “With experience, you quickly learn that you don’t always have the ideal situation. I try to treat conservatively, and my priority is to get my patients disease free and then begin to rebuild. I often tell my patients this is a marathon, not a sprint.”
What Dr. Soirez Finds Satisfying About Dentistry
Although Dr. Soirez enjoys all aspects of dentistry, she likes the challenge of a root canal and knowing that by removing infection, she helped a patient feel better and improved their health.
Education and Training
- BS – LSU Baton Rouge
- DDS – LSU New Orleans
- American Dental Association
- Louisiana Dental Association
- Acadiana District Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
What Dr. Soirez’s Patients Are Saying
“Dr. Soirez is always so compassionate and knowledgeable. She takes amazing care of me and my three kids. She is kind and understands dental fears. She’s the best!” – Misty B.
In her free time, Dr. Soirez enjoys spending time with her sons, Cameron, Mason, Jackson, and Logan, as well as her husband, Jeremy. She also enjoys watching sporting events and spending time with friends and family.