Tara Schafer

Interim Chairman

Tara Schafer

Interim Chairman

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Other Duties

Interim Chair, Pediatric Dentistry

  • (706) 721-8612
  • GC 2120

Education

  • MS, Oral Bio and Oral Pathology Medical College of Georgia, 1998

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 1995

Certifications

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 1995

  • Enteral/Inhalation Conscious Sedation Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2011

  • BCPD Am Brd of Pediatric Dentistry, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Kappa Lamda Chapter OKU Faculty Member Kappa Lamda Chapter OKU, 2017

  • MVP Faculty Award for Admissions Committee The Dental College of Georgia, 2015

  • MVP Faculty Award DCG Admissions Committee, 2015

  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award International College of Dentists, 2010

  • Award for Clinical Excellence American Society of Dentistry for Children, 1995

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PEDD 5901

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDD 5003

    Dentistry for the Disabled Pat
  • PEDD 5902

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • PEDR 7130

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
  • PEDR 8130

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
  • PEDR 7030

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 8030

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDD 5001

    Preclinical Pediatric Dentistr
  • PEDR 7120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8020

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactic
  • PEDR 7010

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 7020

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 8010

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 7220

    Pediatric Dentistry Rotations
  • PEDD 5002

    Pediatric Dentistry Seminar

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Use of a Teledentistry Partnership Program to Reach a Rural Pediatric Population , 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Incidental Finding of a Foreign Object on a Panoramic Radiograp, 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Mode of drinking fluoridated milk: effect on intraoral fluoride concentrations., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The utility of hybrid promotion and tenure tracks for dental school faculty, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Imperfect hybrid layers created by an aggressive one-step self-etch adhesive in primary dentin are amendable to biomimetic remineralization in vitro, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

College Service

  • Infection Control 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Administrative Council 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Clinic Chairs Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Development Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2016 Authentic Women Leaders Pilot Pipeline Program 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • School of Dentistry Dean Search Committee 2002 - 2003

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Governance Committee 1998 - 1999

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 2013 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2007 - 2011

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2005 - 2007

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1999 - 2003

    Role: Committee Member