Meet Dr. Loetscher

Meet Dr. LoetscherBoard Certified As

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow in Anesthesiology, by the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology

About Dr. Loetscher

Dr. Andy Loetscher’s highest concern is your dental needs. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa and received his undergraduate training, as well as his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986. He then trained at the prestigious residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Ohio State University, which he completed in 1990. While attending the Ohio State University, Dr. Loetscher also obtained a Masters Degree in Bone Grafting.

Besides Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, his passions include woodworking, fitness and triathlon training, tennis, and traveling. Dr. Loetscher and his wife Allison have a son named Justin, and two daughters, Suzy and Penny.

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Dental School Awards

Dr. Loetscher received the following honors and awards while in dental school:

American College of Dentists Award
A plaque awarded by the Iowa section to a senior student with an outstanding academic achievement and active non-academic participation during dental school.

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Certificate presented to the senior student who has demonstrated exemplary aptitude and achievement in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dean’s Leadership Award, 1985 and 1986
University of Iowa, College of Dentistry

Delta Sigma Delta, Gamma Chapter
Award in Recognition of Highest Academic Achievement During First Three Years in the Study of Dentistry.

Dental Class of 1923 Award
Presented to three outstanding junior dental students on the basis of scholarship, professional attitude, character, and personality.

1985 Outstanding Scholar’s Award
University of Iowa, College of Dentistry

Fenton Memorial Award
Presented to an outstanding junior dental student on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Slighter Scholarship Award
A scholarship presented to a junior dental student on the basis of scholastic ability and financial need. Preference given to a student with a preference in orthodontics.

Norma Adams Award
A financial award presented to a junior dental student Demonstrating Promise of High Achievement in their chosen profession and possessing qualities of character and personality, which will enhance those skills.

P.M. Herrick Award
Delta Sigma Delta, Highest Scholastic Average in the Freshman Academic Year.

National Dean’s List
1984, 1985, 1986.

Dows Dental Research Award
Project entitled An Analysis of Variations in the Innervations of the Maxillary First Molar.

Dows Dental Research Award
Project entitled Local Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar The Incidence of Success with the Posterior Superior Alveolar Nerve Block.

Thesis

Loetscher, C.A: Peterson, L.J.: The Effect of a Hydroxyapatite Inlay Graft on Cranial Growth. Successfully defended August 1990

Lectures

Dr. Loetscher has extensive experience in Implant and Reconstructive Surgery, and Orthognathic Surgery to correct irregularities of the facial bones, and removal of wisdom teeth. He lectures locally and nationally on implant reconstructive and pre-prosthetic surgery. He has presented his research findings at several of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery meetings, as well as the International Association of Dental Research meetings. He has had scientific articles published in several journals, including Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, The Journal of the American Dental Society, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, these articles have ranged from anesthesia techniques, cleft repair, bone grafting techniques, jaw surgery and complex implant reconstructive techniques.

Presentations

2017:  Loetscher, CA. Symposium Speaker: Cosmetic Orthognathic Surgery – Enhancing the Patient Outcome Office Based Outpatient Orthognathic Surgery. Thursday, October 12, 2017. American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA. 

2017: Loetscher, CA: Treatment Planning for the Terminal Dentition and Edentulous Arch. Alpharetta Study Club.  Thursday, April 13, 2017. Country Club of the South Ballroom.  Alpharetta, GA.

2016:  Loetscher, CA:  Implants – Education for the Office Staff.  Alpharetta Study Club.   Thursday,

May 19, 2016.  Country Club of the South Ballroom.  Alpharetta, GA

2016:  Loetscher, CA:  Dental Implants & the Esthetic Management of Missing Anterior Teeth.  Digital Dentistry.  Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds.  Atlanta, GA.  Monday May 16, 2016. 

2015:  Loetscher, CA:  Tissue Engineering, Bone and soft tissue grafting for Implants.  Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds.  Atlanta, GA.  Monday November 16, 2015.  

2015:Loetscher,CA: Esthetic Management of Missing Anterior Teeth. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. November 11, 2015.  Country Club of the South Ballroom, Alpharetta, GA.

2015: Loetscher, CA:  Implant Rehabilitation and the Consequences of Poor Planning.  Georgia Dental Association (GDA) Annual Meeting.     Amelia Island, Florida.   Saturday, July 25, 2015. 

2015: Loetscher, CA:  Part 1:  Treatment of the Failing and Ailing Implant / Peri-implantitis.  Part 2:  Soft Tissue Implant Surgery.   Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds.  Atlanta, GA.     Monday, March 30, 2015. 

2014: Loetscher, CA:  Principals of Bone Grafting, Maxillary and Mandibular Implants.  Emory University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds.  Atlanta, GA.  Monday, December 1, 2014.  

2014: Loetscher, CA:  Anterior Implants.  Emory University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds.  Atlanta, GA.  Monday, November 17th, 2014.   

2014: Loetscher, CA: Symposium Speaker:  Atlanta Dental Study Club 2 day annual summer meeting.  Topics: 

      1.  Orthognathic Surgery, Treatment Planning and Procedures

      2. Keys to Implant Esthetics

      3.  Complete Maxillary Implant Reconstruction

      4. Implant Complications and Repair

      5. Wisdom Teeth

Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23, 2014. Lake Norman, North Carolina

2014: Loetscher, CA:  Optimizing  Dental and Facial Esthetics – Orthognathic Surgery, Orthodontics, and Gingival Surgery.  Facial Analysis, Indications, and Procedures. Peachtree Corners/Alpharetta Study Club.   Alpharetta, GA.  Thursday, January 16, 2014

2013 Loetscher, CA: Implant Treatment Planning: Specific Areas of Challenge. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. Roswell, GA. Feb. 7, 2013

2012 Loetscher, CA: Dental Implants Part I: Bone Grafting, Site Preparation, BMP & Tissue Engineering. Part II: Treatment of Peri-implantitis. Emory University, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Atlanta, GA. May 14, 2012

2012 Loetscher, CA: Treatment of the Ailing and Failing Implant. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. Roswell, GA. May 16, 2012.

2011 Loetscher, CA: Treatment Planning Your Implant Patients their Surgical Experience. Also, Assessing New Technology: Maxi Implants, Cone Beam 3-D Scanning, Bar Attachment Denture & Teeth in an Hour. Alpharetta / Norcorss Study Club. Sept 13, 2011.

2011 Loetscher, CA: Complex Implant Treatment Planning. Alpharetta / Norcxross Study Club. Case Presentaton. March 8, 2011

2010 Loetscher, CA: 2 Presentations: Autogenous Implant Reconstructive Surgery. Use of MBP & Stem Cell Harvest. In-Office Grafting Techniques. #2: Dental Implant Complications. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Grand Rounds. March 8, 2010

2010 Loetscher, CA: Treatmenet Plannig to avoid complications. Patient and Doctor Related Factors. Alpharetta/Norcross Study Club. February 25, 2010.

2010 Loetscher, CA: Autogenous Implant Reconstructive Surgery. Kodak Users Annual Conference. National Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 30, 2010

2010 Loetscher, CA: Tissue Engineering. Bone Morphogenic Protein, and Implant Complications. Northern District Dental Society. January CE meeting. Villa Christina, Atlanta GA. January 12, 2010.

2009 Loetscher, CA: Use of BMP. Nobel Active Implants. Norcross Study Club, April 2, 2009.

2008 Loetscher, CA: Arnold H: Implant Treatment Planning, BMP, Esthetic Keys for Success. Norcross Study Club. November 13, 2008

2007 Loetscher, CA: Kudyba PS: What are the Options when the Tooth is Lost. Presentation demonstrated the latest in scanning techniques for verification of bone quality and placement sites. Keynote Speaker: International College of Dentists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA July 19, 2007

2007 Loetscher, CA: The Anterior Implant. Norcross Study Club. June 20, 2007

2007 Loetscher, CA: The Anterior Implant. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.     April 9, 2007

2007 Loetscher, CA: Guided Surgery & Esthetic Maxillofacial Surgery. The Atlanta Study Club.               February 21, 2007

2006 Loetscher, CA: Fundamentals of Dental Implants, Basic Guidelines & Protocaols. Norcross Study Club. September 20, 2006

2005 Loetscher, CA: Cosmetic Dental Surgery, Maximizing Facial Esthetics through Surgery & Implant Dentistry. Chattahoochee Study Club. November 17, 2005

2005 Loetscher, CA: Esthetic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. October 10, 2005

2004 Loetscher, CA: Esthetic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting.           March 20, 2004

2002 Loetscher, CA: Orthognathic Surgery. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. November 18, 2002

2001 Loetscher, CA: Implants and Orthognthic Surgery in the Cleft Patient. Annual Cleft Palate Symposium. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. October 19, 2001.

2001 Loetscher, CA: Contemporary Implant Dentistry. Georgia Dental Association Annual Meeting. Destin, Florida, July 27, 2001.

2001 Loetscher, CA: Contemporary Implant Dentistry; Emory University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. June 25, 2001.

2000 Loetscher, CA: Challenges in Implant Dentistry. Atlanta Study Club. May 9, 2000.

1999 Loetscher, CA: Implants and Bone Grafts. Emory University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. October 18, 1999

1994 Loetscher, CA: Bone Grafting in Implantology. American College of Prosthodontists, Georgia Section. February 7, 1994

1989 Loetscher, CA: The Effect of Timing on Alveolar Cleft Repair: Early vs. Late Mixed Dentition. Presented at the AAOMS National Meeting, Sept. 20-24, 1989, San Francisco, CA

1988 Loetscher, CA: Steinberg, B: The Effect of Hydroxyapatite Inlay Grafts on Sagittal Suture Growth. Presented at the AAOMS National Meeting, Sept 29-Oct. 3, 1988, Boston, MA

1988 Loetscher, CA: Steinberg, B.: The Effect of Hydroxyapatite Inlay Grafts on Sagittal Suture Growth. Presented at the Great Lakes Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting. May, 1988, Detroit, Michigan

1985 Table Clinic The Use of Autogenous Iliac Crest vs. Cranial Bone in Secondary Repair of Alveolar Cleft. Presented at the Ohio State College of Dentistry Scientific Session, April, 1987

1986 Patterns of Innervation of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the National IADR/AADR Meeting, March 12-15, 1986, Washington, D.C.

1985 Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the National IADR/AADR Meeting, March 21-24, 1985, Las Vegas, Nevada

1985 Table Clinic- Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the Iowa Dental Association Meeting, May, 1985

1985 Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the Iowa Section of IADR/AADR, March 5, 1985

Publications

2015  Loetscher, CA:  Implant Salvage Procedures.  Chapter 25.  In Atlas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.     Eds: Kademani & Tiwana.  W.B. Saunders.  2015.  

2006 Kudyba PS, Loetscher CA, Perciaccante VJ, Jones CT, Cantrell JH: The fabrication and use of an extraoral surgical guide for implant placement coincident with soft tissue matrix expansion grafts. A clinical report. J Prosthet Dent 96:227-32, 2006

1988 Loetscher, CA: Walton, R.E.: Patterns of Innervation of the Maxillary First Molar: A Dissection Study. Oral Surg. 65 (1):86-90, 1988

1988 Loetscher, CA: Melton, D. C., Walton, R.E.: Injection Regimen of Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. JADA 17:337-339, 1988

1988 Luyk, N.H., Weaver, J.M., Beck, F.M., Loetscher, C.A., Sacks, J.: The effectiveness of flurazepam as night sedation prior to removal of third molars. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 17:343-351, 1988

Abstracts

1986 Loetscher, CA: Walton, R.E.: Patterns of Innervation of the Maxillary First Molar. Abst. No. 149. Proc. Manual, I.A.D.R., J. Dent. Res, Vol. 55, March 1986

1985 Loetscher, CA: Melton, D., Walton, R.E.: Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Abst. No. 587, Proc. Manual, I.A.D.R., Dent Res., Vol. 64, March 1985