David Earl Simmons

Assistant Professor


Doctor Simmons is a graduate of Loyola University of the South School of Dentistry 1963. He served in the United States Navy Dental Corps for two years after graduation. He practiced in New Orleans for 31 years. His practice was know for Esthetic and Implant dentistry. Dr. Simmons served on the board of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He presented at most of the major meeting in the United States. He also served as President of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry and Chairman of the New Orleans Dental Conference.Doctor Simmons left private practice in 1998 and began teaching a t LSU where he is Director of an Implant Restorative Fellowship program in the Department of Periodontics. He is conducting clinical research on Implants.


Area of Interest

1) Periodontics
2) Implant dentistry

top publication

1) Prospective Evaluation of Immediate Loading of the Nobel Biocare Replace Tapered Groovy Implant When Placed in Fresh and Healed Extraction Sites PI: David E. Simmons Co-Investigator: Archontia Palaiologou, Pooja Maney, Susan Billiot Funding: Nobel Biocare Grant Amount: $20,000 1/2012 – 2014

2) Use of Resonance Frequency Analysis to Compare the Stability Between the 6mm and 8mm Astra Tech Osseo Speed Implants PI: David E. Simmons Co-Investigators: Archontia Palaiologou, Pooja Maney, and Susan Billiot Funding: Astra Tech Grant Amount: $30,000 7/2010 – 2014

3) Prospective Evaluation of Early Loading of Zimmer Hydroxyapatite Coated Dental Implants” PI: David E. Simmons Co-Investigators: Archontia Palaiologou, Pooja Maney, Susan Billiot Funding: Zimmer Dental Grant Amount: $37,000 7/2009 – 2014

4) Trabecular Bone Score a New Technology to Assess Primary Stability from Intraoral Bone Images – An in vivo Feasibility Study” PI: David E. Simmons, Co-Investigators Le Nost P, Porras Smith L.2, Audebert A.1, Orellana D.2, Lelong C.1, Winzenrieth R.1, Hans D.1,3 1Med-Imaps, Pessac, France, 2Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, USA, 3Bone and Joint Department, Center of Bone Diseases, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland Amount $5,000