Luis Alvarado, DDS, MSD
A RESPECTED LEADER AND EDUCATOR
Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, Dr. Alvarado is an experienced prosthodontist specializing in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitations and the latest in technology-guided procedures to ensure highly precise and personalized results.
Dr. Alvarado obtained his DDS degree in his home country of Guatemala in 2011, then went on to complete his prosthodontics education in the United States, obtaining a Master of Science in Dentistry at Louisiana State University. Upon school completion, he served as a part-time clinical assistant professor while maintaining a Prosthodontics practice in the private sector.
He also volunteered extensively in underserved communities, gaining hands-on experience in complex dental restorations.
INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED WITH A HUMANITARIAN FOCUS
After working as a private-practice dentist in Guatemala, Dr. Alvarado traveled to the U.S. to pursue advanced education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center. After developing an interest in Prosthodontics, he moved to New Orleans to study at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he received his Master’s degree (MSD) with a focus in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Alvarado was recognized as one of the top students in his dental class in 2005, 2009, and again in 2010, when he also served as President of the Dental School Students Association before beginning his advanced training and specialization in prosthodontics.
DDS: Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
MSD: Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Advanced Education in General Dentistry: University of Connecticut Health Science Center.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, 2017.
Member: American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association.
PUBLIC SERVICE DENTISTRY IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES
For several years, Dr. Alvarado volunteered as a General Dentist with Iniciativas de Paz, a non-profit organization providing dental care to an impoverished community in his native Guatemala.
He also served as a dentist with First Choice Health Center in Manchester, Connecticut and the New Orleans chapter of Mission of Mercy, a non-profit organization offering free dental services to underserved patients.
As a volunteer dentist, Dr. Alvarado saw many patients in need of extensive dental work, gaining valuable skills that he brings to his practice at Seattle Specialty Dentistry.
SPECIALIZING IN COSMETIC AND REHABILITATIVE SMILE DESIGN
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Alvarado specializes in Fixed, Removable, and Implant Prosthodontics, Full Mouth Rehabilitations, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He’s a gifted teacher and frequent presenter at dentist study clubs, where he shares innovative approaches with practicing dentists and Prosthodontics residents.
Digital dentistry is a particular interest. Dr. Alvarado brings a high degree of technological expertise to Seattle Specialty Dentistry, employing the latest techniques to help our experts achieve even more outstanding results.