Allison Buchanan

Associate Chair

Allison Buchanan

Associate Chair


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, General University of Texas Health Sci, 2010

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 2005

  • BS, Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 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

  • Honorable mention awardee for the OMR section of Oral Surgery Oral Pathology Oral Medicine Oral Radiology Oral Surgery Oral Pathology Oral Medicine Oral Radiology, 2021

  • Inducted into the PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society, 2020

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DSRD 5211

  • DSCP 5701

    Diagnostic Sciences Conference
  • RSDS 5391

    Introduction to Clinical Dent
  • DSRD 5591

    Radiology Clinic I

Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Optimizing radiation safety in dentistry Clinical recommendations and regulatory considerations, 2024
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Effect of Three Different Disinfection Methods on the Image Quality of Photostimulable Phosphor Plates, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Analysis of Incidental Findings on Pre-endodontic CBCT scans, 2021
  • Radiographic features of Intercrestal and Classic Osteosarcoma, a report of 3 cases, 2021
  • The Role of Software in Quality Assurance for Indirect Digital Intraoral Imaging, 2020

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

  • Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Dental Association 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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