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

  • (706) 721-8612
  • GC 2120

Education

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

  • DMD, Dentistry (DDS, DMD) Medical College of Georgia, 1995

Certifications

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

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 1995

  • 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
  • PEDR 7120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDD 5003

    Dentistry for the Disabled Pat
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • 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
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • PEDD 5902

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • 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

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

  • 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
  • Advanced Education Committee 2010 - 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