What is a Prosthodontist?

Unlike some of the more recognized specialties in dentistry, the specialty of prosthodontics is not well known to the public. Dr. Roger Vitter would like to change that. One of the nine dental specialties accredited by the American Dental Association, Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prosthetics.

“Prosthodontists replace missing or severely worn teeth”, says Dr. Vitter, “with dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures. We make whatever prostheses is necessary to make the mouth whole again”.  Prosthodontists are experts in the management of bite and jaw problems (TMJ) and esthetically restoring your smile.

With emphasis on diagnosis and treatment planning, Dr Vitter believes patients should have as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision regarding their treatment options.

After receiving his DDS degree from the Ohio State University, Dr Vitter completed his fellowship in Prosthodontics from LSU and went on to MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Tx where he completed his fellowship in oral oncology/ Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Dr. Vitter also holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of New Orleans. One of only about 350 Maxillofacial Prosthodontists in the US, Dr Vitter has practiced full time in Metairie, La. for over 30 years. He is an associate professor at the LSU School of Dentistry, where he has been teaching the areas dentists the basics of his specialty for years.

Dr. Vitter is honored to have been named a New Orleans “Top Dentist” nine years in a row. To find out more about the specialty of prosthodontics, visit drvitter.com or call
504-883-3737. Doesn’t your smile deserve a specialist?


Roger A. Vitter, DDS, MEd


4228 Houma Blvd. Suite 210 | Metairie, LA 70006