Allison Buchanan

Associate Professor

Allison Buchanan

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences


Dr. Buchanan is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. She received her dental degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) and completed her residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Buchanan also received her Master of Science degree from San Antonio. Dr. Buchanan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences at the Dental College of Georgia. She teaches at both the predoctoral and graduate levels and provides a cone beam computed tomography overread referral service for both local and remote practitioners. Her research interests include cone beam computed tomography and digital radiography.


  • MS, Dental Clinical Sciences, Gene University of Texas Health Sci, 2010

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 2005

  • BS, Veterinary/Animal Health Techn Newberry College, 2000


  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative 2009

  • South Carolina Dental License South Carolina Board of Dentistry, 2006

  • BLS (CPR) Instructor Certification American Heart Association, 2014

  • Texas Dental License Texas Board of Dentistry, 2009

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2005

  • Georgia Dental License Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2005

Awards & Honors


  • National Dental Honor Society Faculty Membership Omicron Kappa Upsilon Kappa Lambda chapter, 2016

  • JAG20 Award Augusta University, 2015

  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award International College of Dentists, 2013

  • Health Resources and Services Administration Faculty Loan Repayment Health Resources and Services Administration , 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DHYG 3130

    Dental Radiology
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • CPRD 5001

    Basic Cardiac Life Support I
  • RADD 5002

    Dental Radiologic Interpretati
  • CPRD 5002

    Basic Cardiac Life Support II
  • CLCR 8006

  • RADD 5001


Teaching Interests

Digital Radiography Advanced Imaging Radiation Biology and Protection Radiation physics Radiographic presentation of anatomy and pathology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Perception vs. Reality-Findings from a Phosphor Plate Quality Assurance Study., 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Unusual presentation of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the head and neck: description of a case with emphasis on radiographic features and review of the literature., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The effectiveness of a pre-procedural mouthrinse in reducing bacteria on radiographic phosphor plates, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Diagnostic imaging for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Characterization and correction of cupping effect artefacts in cone beam CT, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Cone Beam Computed Tomography Digital Radiography and Quality Assurance Obstructive Sleep Apnea

College Service

  • Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair Search Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Representatives to the CDM Faculty Senate and Subcommittees 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CDM ITAC-Instructional Technology Advisory 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Development Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Radiology equipment AD HOC Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Senator, Faculty Representatives to GRU Faculty Senate 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Dental Association/ American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Imaging Science in Dentistry 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Endodontics 2012 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer