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Doing The Right Thing

For Our Community

Dear patients,

Please know that we are all in a challenging time of uncertainty right now; however, we are doing everything in our ability to continue to provide quality dentistry to our community and patients in need. We keep your health and the health of our team a priority. With this in mind, we are following the guidance of the American Dental Association and Louisiana Department of Health, and effective on March 18, we will be scaling back our schedule to only treat essential dental procedures/surgeries. All non essential dental visits and procedures will be rescheduled. We have been in operation for over 50 years, and aside from Katrina, we have never had to scale back or make adjustments like this. It is a difficult time for all of us but we are doing this only as a last resort to keep our families and communities safe.

If you have an appointment scheduled between now and April 16, 2020, someone from our office will be contacting you to cancel the appointment and discuss protocol for rescheduling once we return to our standard schedule. If you have an appointment scheduled after April 16, we optimistically are leaving these appointments on the books as scheduled and will be in touch with you in the coming weeks.

For those who have recently visited our office. Thank you for allowing us to treat you and your families. We have always followed the leading practice and recommended sterilization and infection disease protocol. When we return to our standard schedule, these processes and safeguards will remain in full effect. During our reduced hours, we will be using the time to conduct deep cleaning and sterilization and will implement additional sanitation processes such as hourly cleaning of common areas, door knobs, pens, etc. in addition to our standard procedures. 

We love and value our patients. In this unprecedented time, and as always, we are here to serve our community in the safest way possible for as long as possible. With this in mind, we will continue to monitor the situation, consult with experts in our field and will be in touch with you when it is deemed safe for all of us to return to work and continue to serve the patients we love and conduct the jobs that we love.

In the meantime, if you are facing a dental emergency or if you are experiencing pain, discomfort or have a general dental question or concern, please contact our office at 504-362-5270. We do not want you to suffer discomfort during this troubling time. If you have any questions at all about what constitutes an essential visit don’t hesitate to call us. 

We appreciate your trust in us to care for you and your families. We will always remain committed to protecting you and meeting all your dental needs.

Thank you and we appreciate your patience with us during this unprecedented time.


Drs. Peter and Michael Tufton, and the Tufton Family Dentistry staff

Your Family Deserves a Caring, Skilled Dentist

If you and your family need to establish ongoing care with an experienced dentist, Tufton Family Dentistry can provide you with top-quality services in a relaxing, welcoming environment. Dr. Michael Tufton and Dr. Peter Tufton are a father and son team committed to the long-term oral health of their patients. They offer comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. The Tuftons have earned a reputation for skill and compassion. Most of their patients have been with them for decades. They treat patients of all ages, and excel at treating patients with special needs. To schedule an appointment with a truly caring dentist, contact our New Orleans, LA, office today.

 Office Hours

  • Mon: 8:15am – 11:15am
  • Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fri, Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    (Conveniently open Saturdays)

 Financing & Insurance

To ensure you receive the treatments you want and need, we offer a variety of financing packages through CareCredit℠. We accept most insurances. Click to view full list.

 State-of-the-Art Technology

Our advanced technology - including lasers, intraoral cameras, and painless DentalVibe® injections - make treatment comfortable.

 Special Needs Patients

As a decades-old family-oriented practice, we have the experience to offer exceptional care to patients with special needs. 

Dr. Peter Tufton

Dr. Peter Tufton

Dr. Peter Tufton established Tufton Family Dentistry over 40 years ago, and leads a team dedicated to friendly, high-quality care.

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Dr. Michael Tufton

Dr. Michael Tufton

Dr. Michael Tufton continues the Tufton Family Dentistry tradition of providing exceptional dentistry in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Meet Dr. Michael Tufton

Treating You Like Family for Over 40 Years

Tufton Family DentistryFor the last four decades, Dr. Peter Tufton has been providing outstanding care for adults and children. Throughout that time, he has worked alongside his wife, a dental hygienist. Now his son, Dr. Michael Tufton, is proud to be a part of this legacy. As a family team, we offer multigenerational care. Our entire staff will treat you like members of our own family. At Tufton Family Dentistry, each patient is regarded as an individual with unique goals and health needs. We will tailor your treatment specifically for you, and we will only recommend procedures that are in your best interest. We are glad to provide a free second opinion if you come to us from another practice.

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Full Mouth Rehab

A full mouth rehabilitation is a custom combination of treatments designed to rebuild your smile.

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Porcelain Veneers

These porcelain shells fit over your teeth to conceal a variety of imperfections for a truly beautiful smile.

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Our custom-made dentures are designed to provide an optimal fit and complement your facial features.

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"I love feeling like my time is valuable. My appointment times have always been honored. I feel like I am receiving the best treatment or procedures. The staff is very excited about the latest dental innovations, even showing me videos of the newest products and procedures to aid in my understanding."

-- Amy W.


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Our Services

dental officeTufton Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental services, including preventive exams and cleanings. We like to see children beginning around age 1 or 2. At the first visit, we will simply brush your little one’s teeth and help him or her become acclimated to the office. During future appointments, we can perform more thorough cleanings and check for signs of decay and misalignment. We also offer sealants and fluoride treatments.

For patients of all ages, we use advanced imaging to detect dental health issues in the early stages and recommend the most appropriate treatment. Patient education is important to us, and we will always help you make an informed decision about your treatment. Our procedures include:

  • Crowns

  • Bridges

  • Dentures

  • Dental implants

  • Fillings

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Botox/ Xeomin Injections

  • Dermal Fillers

  • Extractions

  • Veneers

  • Whitening

  • Gum Contouring

  • Smile Makeovers

  • Same or Next-day
    Emergency Services

Schedule an Appointment Today

Contact Tufton Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for yourself or your loved one. We look forward to meeting you.

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