Dr. LaRocque is a native of New Hampshire and grew up in Hudson. After graduating from Alvirne High School in 1975, he attended Merrimack College in North Andover Mass, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biology by completing four years in their Pre-Dental program, and graduated Cum Laude in 1979.
Dr. LaRocque attended the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1984. Out of a class of 150 students, Dr. LaRocque graduated.. fifth in his class, the highest ranking student not continuing into a specialized area of dental study. While at Georgetown, he received a scholastic achievement award for ranking first in his class during his sophomore year. He received an additional award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for having the highest degree of proficiency in Oral Surgery during his four years at Georgetown. Further, he was elected by the Faculty to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Fraternity. Dr. LaRocque established his practice in Nashua, NH in 1984.
Since graduating from Georgetown, Dr. LaRocque has maintained license in the State of NH, membership in the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Dental Society, the Greater Manchester and the Nashua Dental Societies, and the Academy of General Dentistry which is a voluntary continuing education program above and beyond required continuing education required to maintain licensure. In July, 2005, Dr. LaRocque was awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry while attending the National meeting in Washington, D.C.. This is an achievement only very few general dentists realize during their careers. Fellowship is awarded only to those who complete at least five hundred hours of Continuing Education and who pass a rigorous examination put forth by the Academy.
Dr. LaRocque recently completed educational requirements and has been granted the Award of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is achieved by obtaining over six hundred additional hours of continuing education in participation courses where study and teaching in all of the disciplines of dentistry is the main focus of the course. Dr. LaRocque continues to take countless hours in Continuing Education.
Dr. LaRocque is married and has three beautiful children, Brendan, Ryan, and Meredith. Brendan is recently married. Both Ryan and Meredith attend the University of NH. Dr. LaRocque and his wife, Colleen, live in Bedford New Hampshire, enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and time with the kids.
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