Allison Buchanan

Associate Chair

Allison Buchanan

Associate Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

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

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2005

  • 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

  • Georgia Dental License Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Research and Scholarship Achievement Award Dental College of Georgia, 2018

  • Caught in the Act of Representing the Augusta University Value of Excellence 2018

  • William H. Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, 2018


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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CPRD 5002

    Basic Cardiac Life Support II
  • ADBL 5211

    BCLS Training I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • BMCC 5201

    Craniofacial Complex
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • RSDS 5492

    Introduction to Clinic Dent II
  • DSOM 5402

    Oral Diagnostic Sciences II
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • DSRD 5211

  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • RSDS 5391

    Introduction to Clinical Dent

Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Crouzon syndrome with maxillo-mandibular multicentric Cemento-Ossifying Fibromas, 2019
  • Post-processing of all Zirconia Restorations in Digital Dental Radiographs: a Quality Assurance Predicament. , 2019
  • Application of Radiopaque Micro-Particle Fillers for 3-D Imaging of Periodontal Pocket Analogues using Cone Beam CT, 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Development of radiopaque, biocompatible, antimicrobial, micro-particle fillers for micro-CT imaging of simulated periodontal pockets., 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Tools and Technology to Promote Student Centered Learning and Assessment. , 2017

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • Departmental Search Committee, Anatomical Sciences position 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Departmental Search Committee, Oral Medicine position 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Associate Chair Department of Oral Biology & Diagnostic Sciences 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Departmental Promotion and Tenure Review Committee for Dr. Ahmed El-Marakby 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Clinical Chairs committee, committee member and DCG steering committee representative 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Kappa Lambda chapter, President 2018 - 2019

University Service

  • Provost’s Task Force on Faculty workload, DCG representative service section 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DCG Senator, Faculty Representatives to Augusta University Faculty Senate 2013 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Faculty Development 2013 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). Consultant for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. 2019 - Present

  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology 2019 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Reviewer 2018 - Present

  • Imaging Science in Dentistry 2016 - Present

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

    Role: Reviewer