2024 Faces of NOLA Family

2024 The Face of Orthodontics

Dr. Allison Hamada is the cheerful, caring, and humble, but dynamic force behind Hamada Orthodontics. With three locations outside New Orleans, you’re guaranteed to find innovative, quality care wherever you go. Growing up, Dr. Hamada was a shadow in her father’s orthodontics office, watching him practice and even making retainers for him as a teenager. She saw how much joy her father found in his work, which ultimately sparked a fire in her.

After graduating from the LSU School of Dentistry and Columbia University’s Orthodontic Program, she practiced for 13 years before deciding to take a new path in her career. She wanted to take a more meaningful and personal approach to her profession. Her passion as a doctor is creating uniquely customized smiles for each patient, which keeps her exploring new treatment options for even better results.

When it comes to creating better and brighter smiles for her patients, Dr. Hamada doesn’t just focus on the teeth; she is fueled by providing the most value possible to her patients, and that includes enhancing their airways. Working with local specialists like myofunctional therapists and ENTs allows her to enhance patients’ overall health and long-term orthodontic stability. This is what sets Dr. Hamada apart as a functional orthodontist; she wants to find the root cause of the issue to produce the best possible plan of action for her patients.

Dr. Hamada has also become a master of the Pitts 21 bracket system and helps teach this technique to other orthodontists alongside Dr. Thomas Pitts. This way, she can provide her patients with the best possible care and have fun while doing so. With the Pitts 21 system, they rarely have to remove any teeth at all, which is a huge deal for many patients seeking orthodontic work. Not only is she putting teeth back where they belong, but she’s helping them stay there.

When not in the office, you can find Dr. Hamada enjoying family time with her husband, two daughters, and fur baby, or exploring local waters on her paddle board. 

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