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Metairie Office and Lutcher Office


Hector R. Maldonado, D.D.S.

Dr. Hector R. Maldonado is a life-long resident of the New Orleans area. After graduating from Brother Martin High School in 1977, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Orleans, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. Dr. Maldonado then attended the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1984. He graduated in the top 10 of his class. He maintained a private practice in general dentistry for two years before resuming his studies at the LSU School of Dentistry in order to specialize in orthodontics.

After completing his orthodontic residency in 1988, Dr. Maldonado began the full-time private practice of orthodontics at his Metairie and Lutcher locations. Along with running his own private orthodontic practices, Dr. Maldonado has been a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry since 2000.

A certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Maldonado is a member of many prestigious professional organizations. His memberships include the World Federation of Orthodontists, College of Diplomates of American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Louisiana Association of Orthodontists, J.M. Chadha Orthodontic Educational Foundation, LSU Orthodontic Alumni Foundation, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental Association. He served as President of the Louisiana Association of Orthodontists from 2004-2005.

Highly regarded in his community, Dr. Maldonado was named in the “Top Dentists in Louisiana” list by Louisiana Life Magazine in 2011 and “Top Dentists in New Orleans” list by New Orleans Magazine. He is also a member of the Woodlake Civic Association and participates in the annual Career Day at Brother Martin High School to promote dentistry as a profession.

In his spare time, Dr. Maldonado enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Marie; his daughter, Aimee; son-in-law Matt; and his son, Kyle.