Mark Welch, DDS
Assistant Professor Clinical

Dr. Welch was born in Kansas and moved to Louisiana in 1965.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Tulane University in 1973.  He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry in 1977.  His honor societies included O.K.U., and C. Edmund Kells.  He then completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from LSU School of Dentistry and Charity Hospital in 1980.  Dr. Welch is a diplomat of American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is also a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and International College of Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Welch was in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1980-2009 practicing in full scope in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on orthognathic and temporomandibular modalities.  He was part time faculty at the LSU School of Dentistry in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from 2002 and then became full time in 2009 with appointment as Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities of resident supervision in surgery and Advanced Oral Surgery for the dental students.  He became Program Director in 2014 and Interim Department Chairman from 2017 through January 8, 2019.  He has returned from full time academics and has resumed a part time role as a Clinical Assistant Professors supervising residents in surgery and lecturing in the Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy Course.

Dr. Welch is married to Conni and has two children and three grandchildren.  He enjoys playing the guitar during his spare time.