Dr. Peter Tufton was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where he graduated from De La Salle High School. He matriculated to Loyola University, graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. While in school he did research in free gingival grafts and received an award in periodontics upon graduating. After graduation he join the United States Navy Reserve Dental Corp. While on active duty, he served aboard the USS Kearsarge Aircraft Carrier during the Veitnam War. He finished his 10 years in the Navy as a Lt Commander and is still in contact with his fellow Dental Officers. Afterwards, he moved back to New Orleans and taught at Loyola University’s School of Dentistry, specializing in x-ray and diagnosis and crown and bridge instruction.
Dr. Tufton has been in private practice in the New Orleans area since the 1970s. He specializes in restorative and removable dentistry.
Dr. Tufton is the proud father of five children, four girls: Margaret, Anne, Ashley, and Meredith; and one boy. His son, Dr. Michael Tufton, joined the practice in the summer of 2013 and is carrying on the tradition of expert family oriented care. He currently resides with his wife in New Orleans where he enjoys cooking, antiquing, and gardening on his spare time. Dr. Tufton loves history and the show Blue Bloods.
Dr. Peter Tufton is a well-respected member of the community and a recipient of New Orleans Magazine’s TopDentists Award for General and Family Dentistry for the past 5 years! Dr. Tufton has built his practice based on treating the needs of each individual patient while developing a long lasting relationship. Many of Dr. Tufton’s patients have been seeing him since they were children and he now treats their children!
Dr. Tufton receives continuing education year round in the latest dental practices and technologies. Recently Dr. Tufton traveled to Boston, MA to be trained in restoring Bicon short implants. In San Diego, Dr. Tufton 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. Tufton is certified in CPR and in the use of the Diode Laser for dental procedures and gingival contouring.
He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), and New Orleans Dental Association (NODA). He currently serves on the Board of NODA as Secretary and a member of the Strategic Planning Commity.
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