Dr. Michael Tufton was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where he attended Jesuit High School. After graduating in 2005, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2009. He continued his education at Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry, graduating in 2013 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Michael joined Tufton Family Dentistry in the Summer of 2013.
Dr. Michael enjoys restorative and removable dentistry with a focus on improving anterior esthetics.
From simply closing spaces and removing white spots to full mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Michael strives to give each and every patient a great look specific to them that they can enjoy. Dr. Michael is certified in CPR and Anesthesia and Analgesia (Nitrous Oxide) Administration. He is also certified in the use of the Diode Laser for dental procedures including gingival contouring and ulcer removal.
What Dr. Michael loves most is working with his father and treating their patients together.
Dr. Michael currently resides in New Orleans with his wife Elizabeth and their basenji Dalila. When Dr. Michael is not working he enjoys attending and watching Saints, Pelicans and LSU games. He enjoys all genres of music and tries to see his favorite musicians in concert around the city. Dr. Michael also loves comedy; he knows every episode of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and regularly attends standup comedy shows.
In his time with Tufton Family Dentistry, Dr. Michael has traveled to Boston to be trained in restoring Bicon short implants. He has traveled to Houston to learn the latest practices in Veneers and Lumineers. In San Diego, Dr. Michael was trained in restoring Zimmer Implants with a focus on crafting esthetic temporary restorations as well as the All-on-4 full mouth implant rehabilitation. Dr. Michael traveled to Dallas to learn about the advancements in CAD/CAM Dentistry. Dr. Michael is also a member of the Crescent City Study Club where he meets monthly with other dentists and specialists for continuing education.
He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), and the New Orleans Dental Association (NODA). He also serves as an adviser for Health Tap at www.healthtap.com/. Health Tap awarded Dr. Michael Tufon the Top Doctor in New Orleans and the Top Dentist in Louisiana Award as well as the Thought Leader Award in 2013 for his work on HealthTap.com.
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