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Mark Welch, DDS


Dr. Mark Welch began his education at Tulane University in 1969 on an athletic scholarship, graduating with a bachelor of science in 1973. He then went on to study dentistry from 1973-1977 at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He earned his DDS in 1977, graduating as a member of the prestigious OKU dental society. Dr. Welch matched into his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Charity Hospital, graduating in 1980 and becoming board certified in 1984. He entered private practice with his partner Dr. Randolph Malloy in Lafayette, LA and practiced a full scope private practice from 1980-2010. Throughout this time period he retained academic affiliations with the oral surgery residency in New Orleans and was a part time faculty member for the duration. After leaving private practice he returned to become a full time faculty member at LSU. He has a wife Conni and two daughers, Jennie and Carley as well as five beautiful grandchildren. In his spare time Dr. Welch enjoys playing the guitar, which he has excelled at since the age of nine.