Tara Schafer

Department Chair

Tara Schafer

Department Chair

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 Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Medical College of Georgia, 1998

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 1995

Certifications

  • EICSP State of Georgia, 2011

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 1995

  • PALS AHA, 2018

  • 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

  • PEDR 7132

    Clinical Orthodontics II
  • PEDR 8132

    Clinical Orthodontics IV
  • PEDD 5901

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDD 5902

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8133

    Craniofacial Board Clinic III
  • PEDR 8134

    Hematology/Oncology Clinic II
  • PEDR 7031

    Journal Club II
  • PEDR 8031

    Journal Club IV
  • PEDR 7131

    Operating Room Cases II
  • PEDR 8131

    Operating Room Cases IV
  • PEDR 7032

    Ped Dentistry Research II
  • PEDR 8034

    Ped Dentistry Research IV
  • PEDR 7135

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic II
  • PEDR 8135

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic IV
  • PEDR 7222

    Pediatric Medicine Rotation
  • PEDR 8136

    Undergrad Clinic Teaching II
  • PEDR 7124

    Cleft Palate Board and Clinic
  • PEDR 7123

    Clinical Orthodontics I
  • PEDR 8122

    Clinical Orthodontics III
  • PEDR 8123

    Clinical Ped Dentistry III
  • PEDR 7120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 7012

    Contemporary Orthodontics
  • PEDR 8125

    Craniofacial Board Clinic II
  • PEDR 8022

    Dental Trauma
  • PEDR 7221

    General Anesthesia Rotation
  • PEDR 8124

    Hematology/Oncology Clinic I
  • PEDR 7013

    Hospital Dentistry/ Bhvr Mgt
  • PEDR 7122

    Operating Room Cases I
  • PEDR 8121

    Operating Room Cases III
  • PEDR 7022

    Ped Dent ABPD Lit Rev I
  • PEDR 8012

    Ped Dent ABPD Lit Review II
  • PEDR 8011

    Ped Dent Journal Club III
  • PEDR 8013

    Ped Dent Research III
  • PEDR 7021

    Pediatric Dentistry Jrnl Cl I
  • PEDR 7011

    Pediatric Dentistry Orient
  • PEDR 7025

    Pediatric Dentistry Research I
  • PEDR 8126

    Undergrad Teach in Ped Dent I

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Color Stability/Stain Resistance of a Resin-Infiltrative Restorative Material, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

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

Public Service

  • Augusta Animal Services-PetSmart Adoptions Event 2018