Meet Dr. Guy W. Favaloro
As a practicing orthodontist since 1995, my inspiration came from my father, Dr. Guy A. Favaloro. Following in his footsteps, I watched the satisfaction of taking an imperfect set of teeth and creating a more functional and beautiful smile.
There is no greater pleasure than watching a patient grin from ear to ear as they take pride in their new smile. One of the most thrilling aspects of my career is with my teenage patients who become more confident as their teeth align and improve cosmetically. I have seen a quiet, shy child with crooked teeth turn into a confident, smiling young adult upon treatment completion. I enjoy the interaction with this age group as I help them achieve beautiful results for both their smile and self-esteem. It is the same with my adult patients, enjoying the joint venture of helping them improve their sense of self-betterment, especially when I see the beaming smiles when the braces come off at the treatment conclusion.
Orthodontics is a unique dental specialty. Some people have a fear of dentistry, but as an orthodontist, I get to deliver a “product” that gives the patient immediate gratification.
After graduating from St. Martin’s Episcopal School, I went to Texas Christian University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I then earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where I also completed a two-year residency in orthodontics. I now serve as a part-time faculty member in the same department at Lousiana State University.
The required amount of continuing education per year is 20 hours and I typically earn 30-40 hours of education yearly. The majority of my continuing education is clinical, which focuses on general dentistry so that I can better communicate with the patient’s dentist on treatment options. As a part-time orthodontic faculty member at Louisiana State University, I am exposed on a weekly basis to the newest treatment methods being taught, which keeps me current in the field of orthodontics.
My Professional Memberships
- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO)
- Board-Certified, American Board of Orthodontists (ABO)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Louisiana Dental Association (LDA)
- New Orleans Dental Association (NODA)
- Reserve Officer Association (ROA)
- Louisiana Association of Orthodontists (LAO)
- Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)
I serve as a part-time orthodontic faculty instructor at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry Orthodontic Department, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. This ensures that I am up to date on the latest developments in the specialty while training the next generation of orthodontists. I teach with other orthodontists who have private practices in and around the New Orleans area and beyond, instructing the eight residents who are selected from a large application pool of worthy specialty prospects.
More About Me
I grew up in Kenner, Louisiana with my two brothers and parents, Jean and Guy Favaloro. I married my wife, Kim, in 1988 and we have two adult children, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter. Our son, Jeff, graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and our daughter, Kathryn, and her husband, Jeff, both graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. After college, Kathryn attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and graduated with her DPT.
I retired from the United States Air Force Reserves as a Colonel, having enjoyed 21 years of service with the last four years as a Medical Squadron Commander. I am proud to have served, and I still keep in touch with many of the friends that we made during that time of active and reserve duty.
When I am not treating patients, you will find me spending quality time with my family and friends. We enjoy traveling, seeing local bands, watching college sports, working in the yard, and cooking, especially using my grills and smoker.