Oral surgeon Dr. Charles A Loschiavo, DMD, opened his Tucson practice in 1987. From that day to this, his heart for consistent high quality surgical care, patient empathy, and an unwavering focus on customer service permeates every part of this practice. That’s the professional Dr. Loschiavo. But when you meet this man, you will discover he is more than a fine professional; he is also a quality human being. Here’s a glimpse into his story.
From the Steel Mills of Western PA to Oral Surgeon in Tucson
Growing up in Western PA, there seemed to be only three good options for young men in Aliquippa, PA–work in the steel mill, play football, or pursue higher education. Many young men followed their dads’ and granddads’ into the steel mills, but quite a few chose football. You may have even heard of a couple of them such as Mike Ditka and Tony Dorsett. But for Dr. Charles Loschiavo, academia was the obvious path.
With Steely Determination
Being the only child of two educators, Charles’s life choice seemed obvious. But his father wisely encouraged him to work in the steel mill every summer throughout college. He followed his dad’s advice. The experience strengthened his work ethic and forged a deep respect for all kinds of people. It was the perfect preparation for the hard work ahead of him…the work of providing the best possible surgical services for all kinds of people.
Biggest Influence toward Becoming an Oral Surgeon
Charles’s older cousin, one of the most influential people in his young life, excelled as an oral surgeon. He allowed Charles to work at his office after school. What this future dental surgeon saw and felt during those encounters ignited a passion for what he does that burns still today. Once Charles entered college he never questioned or doubted his decision to become a dentist and oral surgeon, even though one of his professors urged him strongly to pursue a doctorate in chemistry (a subject for which Charles showed remarkable aptitude).
Go West Young Man!
Just prior to completing his doctorate, Charles met and married the love of his life, Evlyn. Together, in 1987, they moved across the country to Tucson where Evlyn’s family lived. Their young family grew as the blessings of life filled their home with four beautiful bright children. Charles and Evlyn worked hard to enmesh themselves into their new community and to build Dr. Loschiavo’s practice. In the beginning, the work ethic shaped during his growing up years began to surface. He joined every dental association in town. He actually went door to door to introduce himself to as many dentists as he possibly could. Today Dr. Charles A. Loschiavo is one of the most respected and trusted oral surgeons in all of Tucson.
- Dr. Loschiavo attended Washington and Jefferson College and Pennsylvania State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in General Arts and Sciences. He then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. The next years of his studies and training were spent at the State University of New York. While at S.U.N.Y. he received extensive training at the renowned Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, and the Erie County Medical Center, completing his oral and maxillofacial surgical residency.
- Dr. Loschiavo is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also on staff at Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Loschiavo maintains membership in dental societies at the local, state, and national level including the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the International College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
- The main focus of Dr. Loschiavo’s practice is dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions and all dental and bone surgeries necessary for dentures.
- Dr. Loschiavo also contributes his services as an oral surgeon to the community. He volunteers at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic, the Comstock Foundation (Board of Directors), the Arizona Dental Foundation, the Grey Line program, Hopefest, and the Arizona Mission of Mercy.