Christian A. Loetscher, DDS, MSAlpharetta Oral Surgeon, Dr. Christian A. Loetscher at Atlanta Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Meet Dr. Loetscher

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

Dr Loetscher and staff have developed a very special Oral Surgery Practice and Dental Implant Center. The quality of care, kindness to the patient, and Dr. Loetscher’s reputation for surgical skill have allowed our practice to become one of the most reputable in the state and southeast. Our patients have grown to understand the value and wonderful experience we provide. This is a result of our team’s hard work, dedication to advancing our education, and always seeking improvement.

We specialize in 3 arenas:  placement of dental implants, removal of wisdom teeth and corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic Surgery). Dr. Loetscher attended the prestigious Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program at the Ohio State University. While there he also obtained a Master’s degree in Bone Grafting.

The Ohio State program has excelled for years in its training in the areas of Dental Implantology, Orthognathic Surgery, and Anesthesia. Dr. Loetscher lectures locally and nationally on topics of Dental Implants and Orthognathic Surgery. He is considered an expert in these fields and is well published in these areas as well. Our team regularly attends regional and national meetings to stay up to date on the latest and safest techniques.

Dr. Loetscher’s surgical staff have been with him for years, and have unsurpassed experience in simple and complex oral & maxillofacial surgical procedures.

We have built a facility with advanced and fully equipped surgical suites. This allows us to practice a full scope of our specialty in a safe, clean and cost-efficient environment. Our onsite dental lab provides us with elite capability with our dental implant reconstructions.

 

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.
  • 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.
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons: Certificate presented to the senior student who has demonstrated exemplary aptitude and achievement in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 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.
  • Delta Sigma Delta, Gamma Chapter: Award in Recognition of Highest Academic Achievement During First Three Years in the Study of Dentistry.
  • Dows Dental Research Award: Project entitled Local Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar The Incidence of Success with the Posterior Superior Alveolar Nerve Block.
  • Dows Dental Research Award: Project entitled An Analysis of Variations in the Innervations of the Maxillary First Molar.
  • Dean’s Leadership Award: 1985 and 1986 University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
  • National Dean’s List: 1984, 1985, 1986.
  • 1985 Outstanding Scholar’s Award: University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
  • Dental Class of 1923 Award: Presented to three outstanding junior dental students on the basis of scholarship, professional attitude, character, and personality.
  • P.M. Herrick Award: Delta Sigma Delta, Highest Scholastic Average in the Freshman Academic Year.
  • Fenton Memorial Award: Presented to an outstanding junior dental student on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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

April 11, 2019
Technological Advances, Treatment Planning, Longevity & Restorations, Dental Bio-Architechure. Alpharetta Study Club. Country Club of the South, Alpharetta, GA.
October 11, 2018
Loetscher CA: Airway, Sleep Dentistry, and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Alpharetta/Norcross Study Club. Country Club of the South Ballroom, Alpharetta, GA
January 24, 2018
Loetscher CA: Prosthetic & Surgical Treatment of the Terminal Dentition. Featured Speaker – Northern District Winter Dental Meeting. Lawrenceville, GA
October 12, 2017
Loetscher, CA. Symposium Speaker: Cosmetic Orthognathic Surgery – Enhancing the Patient Outcome Office Based Outpatient Orthognathic Surgery. American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA
April 13, 2017
Loetscher, CA: Treatment Planning for the Terminal Dentition and Edentulous Arch. Alpharetta Study Club. Country Club of the South Ballroom. Alpharetta, GA
May 19, 2016
Loetscher, CA: Implants – Education for the Office Staff. Alpharetta Study Club. Country Club of the South Ballroom. Alpharetta, GA
May 16, 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
November 16, 2015
Loetscher, CA: Tissue Engineering, Bone and soft tissue grafting for Implants. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds. Atlanta, GA
November 11, 2015
Loetscher,CA: Esthetic Management of Missing Anterior Teeth. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. . Country Club of the South Ballroom, Alpharetta, GA
July 25, 2015
Loetscher, CA: Implant Rehabilitation and the Consequences of Poor Planning. Georgia Dental Association (GDA) Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, Florida
March 30, 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
December 1, 2014
Loetscher, CA: Principals of Bone Grafting, Maxillary and Mandibular Implants. Emory University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds. Atlanta, GA
November 17th, 2014
Loetscher, CA: Anterior Implants. Emory University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds. Atlanta, GA
August 22-23, 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 Lake Norman, North Carolina
January 16, 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
Feb. 7, 2013
Loetscher, CA: Implant Treatment Planning: Specific Areas of Challenge. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. Roswell, GA
May 14, 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 16, 2012
Loetscher, CA: Treatment of the Ailing and Failing Implant. Alpharetta/Peachtree Corners Study Club. Roswell, GA
Sept 13, 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
March 8, 2011
Loetscher, CA: Complex Implant Treatment Planning. Alpharetta / Norcxross Study Club. Case Presentaton
March 8, 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
February 25, 2010
Loetscher, CA: Treatmenet Planning to avoid complications. Patient and Doctor Related Factors. Alpharetta/Norcross Study Club
January 30, 2010
Loetscher, CA: Autogenous Implant Reconstructive Surgery. Kodak Users Annual Conference. National Meeting. Atlanta, GA
January 12, 2010
Loetscher, CA: Tissue Engineering. Bone Morphogenic Protein, and Implant Complications. Northern District Dental Society. January CE meeting. Villa Christina, Atlanta GA
April 2, 2009
Loetscher, CA: Use of BMP. Nobel Active Implants. Norcross Study Club
November 13, 2008
Loetscher, CA: Arnold H: Implant Treatment Planning, BMP, Esthetic Keys for Success. Norcross Study Club.
July 19, 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
June 20, 2007
Loetscher, CA: The Anterior Implant. Norcross Study Club.
April 9, 2007
Loetscher, CA: The Anterior Implant. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
February 21, 2007
Loetscher, CA: Guided Surgery & Esthetic Maxillofacial Surgery. The Atlanta Study Club.
September 20, 2006
Loetscher, CA: Fundamentals of Dental Implants, Basic Guidelines & Protocaols. Norcross Study Club.
November 17, 2005
Loetscher, CA: Cosmetic Dental Surgery, Maximizing Facial Esthetics through Surgery & Implant Dentistry. Chattahoochee Study Club.
October 10, 2005
Loetscher, CA: Esthetic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
March 20, 2004
Loetscher, CA: Esthetic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting.
November 18, 2002
Loetscher, CA: Orthognathic Surgery. Emory University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
October 19, 2001
Loetscher, CA: Implants and Orthognthic Surgery in the Cleft Patient. Annual Cleft Palate Symposium. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
July 27, 2001
Loetscher, CA: Contemporary Implant Dentistry. Georgia Dental Association Annual Meeting. Destin, Florida
June 25, 2001
Loetscher, CA: Contemporary Implant Dentistry; Emory University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
May 9, 2000
Loetscher, CA: Challenges in Implant Dentistry. Atlanta Study Club.
October 18, 1999
Loetscher, CA: Implants and Bone Grafts. Emory University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
February 7, 1994
Loetscher, CA: Bone Grafting in Implantology. American College of Prosthodontists, Georgia Section.
Sept. 20-24, 1989
Loetscher, CA: The Effect of Timing on Alveolar Cleft Repair: Early vs. Late Mixed Dentition. Presented at the AAOMS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Sept 29-Oct. 3, 1988
Loetscher, CA: Steinberg, B: The Effect of Hydroxyapatite Inlay Grafts on Sagittal Suture Growth. Presented at the AAOMS National Meeting, Boston, MA
May, 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. Detroit, Michigan
April, 1987
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
March 12-15, 1986
Patterns of Innervation of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the National IADR/AADR Meeting, Washington, D.C.
March 21-24, 1985
Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the National IADR/AADR Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
May 1985
able Clinic- Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the Iowa Dental Association Meeting
March 5, 1985
Anesthetic Regimen for Pulpal Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. Presented at the Iowa Section of IADR/AADR

Publications

2015
Loetscher, CA: Implant Salvage Procedures. Chapter 25. In Atlas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Eds: Kademani & Tiwana. W.B. Saunders
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
1988
Loetscher, CA: Walton, R.E.: Patterns of Innervation of the Maxillary First Molar: A Dissection Study. Oral Surg. 65 (1):86-90
1988
Loetscher, CA: Melton, D. C., Walton, R.E.: Injection Regimen of Anesthesia of the Maxillary First Molar. JADA 17:337-339
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

Abstracts

March 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 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