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About John A. Hendry, DDS...


Graduated Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama
Degree from The Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans

Pediatric Dentistry degree from The Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans
Began practice in Lafayette home of his wife, Dr. Cheryl Woodson 1980

Honors and Awards


Awarded Diplomate Status by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 1984

Designated a Fellow by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1984
Designated a Fellow by The Academy of Dentistry for person with disabilities 1997
Named “National Spokesperson” for The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1988. A position he still holds.
Served as president of The American Academy of Persons with Disabilities. He has also served as Founding Board Member and Chairman of The Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry.
Served as president of The Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Honored as “Professional of the Year” by The Louisiana Association of Retarded Citizens.
Honored for humanitarian service Hemophilia Association of America.
Received “Manny Album” award from The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for lifetime commitment to children with special needs.
Elected to The International College of Dentist 2006.
Elected to The American College of Dentist 2011.
In 2015, Dr. Hendry was named "Distinquished Alumni of LSU School of Dentsitry". (Only the 2nd time that this award has been bestowed.)


Community Service

Served on The Board of Directors of 232-HELP, The Family Tree, American Lung Association, The Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Child Protection Agency, Oakbourne Country Club, City Club of Lafayette.
President of The Louisiana Open Inc. since 1994 - 2005. In 2002 he also became the Chairman of the Board.
Chairman of “Ron Guidry and Friends” Golf Tournament for Special Olympics and MDA.
Chairman of “The Acadiana Cup” International Ryder Cup Golf Tournament between Lafayette and its International sister cities.
Serves on The USGA National Junior Amateur Championship Committee and The Board of Directors of The Louisiana Golf Association.
Serves on The Community Advisory Board to The Junior League of Lafayette.
Received the “Ignation Award”, 2001. The Highest Alumni Honor given by Spring Hill College.
Founder and Chairman of The Louisiana Golf Foundation - 2006.

Elected to The International College of Dentist - 2006.
Elected to American College of Dentist  - 2011.
Member of Leadership Louisiana Council for a Better Louisiana.
Serves on the Board of Directors of Home Bank.


About Kathleen A. Darnall, DDS...


Earned her Bachelor of Science degree at LSU in Baton Rouge, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Received her General Dentist degree from The Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, 2015.
Returned to Lafayette and began practice at John A. Hendry, DDS, 2015


Honors and Awards


Recipient of the Baldridge Scholarship.
Recipient of the LAMMICO Scholarship.

Received the C. Edmond Kells student scholar.
Received the William F. Schmidt Memorial Achievement Award.

Member Affiliations

Member of The American Dental Association.
Member of The Louisiana Dental Association.
Member of The Academy of General Dentistry.


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