About us

JOHN A. HENDRY, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist


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.


KATHLEEN A. DARNALL, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist


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.


LINDSEY B. COLLINS, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist


Graduated summa cum laude from LSU Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2005.
Graduated 1st in class from LSU School of Dentistry in 2009 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Began practice as a general dentist in 2009.

Honors and Awards

Received the Chancellor’s Award for achieving class rank of #1.
Recipient of the Baldridge Scholarship in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Received the Kramer Award scholarship for academic performance.
Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, March 2009.
Member of the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society, 2006 – 2009.
Received academic scholarship from Omicron Kappa Upsilon.


About Dr. Collins

I grew up in Mandeville, LA. In 2001, I moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU for my undergraduate studies. While there, I met my husband, Andrew, a Lafayette native.
After graduating from LSU in 2005, I was accepted into LSU School of Dentistry where I completed my training as a general dentist in 2009 and began practicing dentistry.
From 2010-2016 I lived and worked in North Carolina and in Missouri while my husband completed his medical training in pediatrics and in Allergy/Immunology. During that time our son, Sawyer, and daughter, Caroline, were born.
In 2016 we moved back home to Lafayette to raise our children and be closer to our families. We are so thankful to be back in Louisiana and have enjoyed getting to spend more time with our family and friends.