Meet Dr. Christian A. Loetscher - Alpharetta, GA

Dr. Christian A. Loetscher

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.

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

Loetscher CA:  Airway, Sleep Dentistry, and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Alpharetta/Norcross Study Club.   Thursday, October 11, 2018.   Country Club of the South Ballroom, Alpharetta, GA 

Loetscher CA:  Prosthetic & Surgical Treatment of the Terminal Dentition. Featured Speaker – Northern District Winter Dental Meeting.  January 24, 2018.  Lawrenceville, GA

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. 

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.

 

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

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

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. 

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Affiliations

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

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