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