About Us

Who We Are

As a Lafayette dentist, Dr. Lige Dunaway and his staff are a dedicated, friendly team of friendly professionals with a critical focus on the health and well-being of our patients. Our goal is always to provide the highest standard of service, providing a comfortable and welcoming environment to everyone who steps through our doors.

Building A Foundation Of Trust

Trust is integral to the work we do at Lige Dunaway D.D.S.. We want to provide a positive experience for all of our patients, and we want to be trusted dental experts in our field. We go the extra mile to provide an excellent standard of care, and we work hard to gain the trust of our patients and community. Your safety is always our number one priority.

Preventative Care & Education

Our ethos at Lige Dunaway D.D.S. is rooted in providing our patients with the best preventative care and education to prevent disease and pain before it happens. By providing a welcoming atmosphere and access to consistent checkup services, we ensure you're able to access the dental healthcare needed to prevent issues before they arise. We always strive to educate every patient to enhance their quality of life.

Training & Expertise

Keeping up-to-date on the latest training and education is a must for our team of dedicated dental experts. We're continually improving the care we offer through learning, training, and bringing in the best equipment possible for our patients’ needs. When you choose Lige Dunaway D.D.S., you’re choosing a team that’s always looking to better themselves to provide the ideal service to you.

Lafayette Dentist

Meet Dr. Dunaway

Dr. Lige Dunaway is a general dentist focused on advanced preventative, restorative, orofacial pain and sleep disorders. He puts his patients at ease thanks to his extensive dental experience at the Ochsner Lafayette General Hospital. He is also an adjunct professor for the LSU School of Dentistry and ADDSM Qualified Dentist.


I've been going to Dr. Dunaway for years and I have to say that I'm always impressed when I walk in. The staff knows my name, they treat me like a friend and so does Dr. Dunaway. I've been to a few other dentists before going to Dr. Dunaway but they always came off as unfriendly and not very state-of-the-art. Dr. Dunaway's place is clean and he has the best equipment plus it's always pain free. I moved away about a year ago so I'm unable to go there anymore but it's been tough finding a new dentist that meets my level of expectation that Dr. Dunaway has set. I would highly recommend this office!

Ryan Baudoin

I have been a patient of Dunaway for over 15 years. I have always been completely confident and satisfied in the care I received, and in the competence, expertise and professionalism shown by all who are part of the practice.

James Boudreaux

There are not enough words to express my thanks to Dr. Dunaway and his caring staff. Before being treated by Dr. Dunaway, I was embarrassed by the way my teeth looked and I NEVER smiled. I was in pain most of the time and didn't enjoy eating. I feared the Dentist due to past experiences. Dr. Dunaway and his staff put me at ease at the first appointment. He is one of the most compassionate and caring individuals I have ever known. I now have the most beautiful and confident smile. My husband is a financial advisor and he says that this has been the best investment we have ever made.

J. Varisco

I had my very first root canal yesterday by Dr. Lige Dunaway and his staff. I was scared but they eased my mind and the process was done perfectly and in only 1 visit. I just love this group of people and I have been going there for routine cleanings for years. You won't find a better dentist office anywhere. Thank you so much for taking care of me. I have no pain today!

David Varisco

I just moved to the Great State of Louisiana and was having a hard time finding a place that accepted new patients. I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Dunaway and his staff and everyone is so patient and very friendly. I cant wait to make my appointment this month!!

Tabitha Michelle

Established in 1991, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM is the leading national organization representing dentists who treat sleep-disordered breathing, which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, with oral appliance therapy (OAT). The AADSM Qualified Dentist designation is for any dentist in need of a credential that demonstrates basic competency in dental sleep medicine. It is intended to be a stepping stone to becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).