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David M. Shafer, D.M.D.

Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UConn School of Dental Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Craniofacial Sciences/Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UConn School of Dental Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UConn Health Center
Head, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Residency Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UConn School of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Craniofacial Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1720
Phone: 860-679-3300
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Dr. Shafer is associate professor and chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He joined the staff of John Dempsey Hospital in 1990 and has served on numerous Health Center and School of Dental Medicine committees, including the Medical Board as associate chief of staff and vice president of Medical Staff of John Dempsey Hospital. Dr. Shafer is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is currently serving as secretary/treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He serves in national and international organizations related to dental implant therapy, research and education. Dr. Shafer is a fellow of the International Team for Oral Implantology and serves on its Development Committee. Recently, he was invited to participate at the Academy of Osteointegration’s Workshop on the State of the Science on Implant Dentistry where he served as the secretary of a working group section.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.University of PennsylvaniaDevelopmental & Cellular Biology
D.M.D.Harvard UniversityDentistry

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyLong Island Jewish Medical CenterOral & Maxillofacial

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Kaiser Permanente Foundation Award, Excellence in Clinical Instruction Kaiser Permanente Foundation
Walter Lorenz Competition for New Investigator in Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAADR
Long Island Jewish Annual Academic Competition Honorable Mention
Roy O. Greep Award for Excellence in the Basic SciencesHarvard School of Dental Medicine
Research FellowshipNational Institute of Dental Research
Robert Thayer ScholarshipHarvard University
Research FellowshipJoseph Stokes Research Foundation
Reconstructive jaw surgery including dental implant surgery
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Dental Education Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI) – Fellow Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalInternational1996
Member Hartford Dental Science Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal1993
Connecticut Dental Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1993
American Dental Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1993
Member American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1992
Connecticut Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1991
Connecticut Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1991
Candidate American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationCandidateExternalNational19911992
Member American Association of Dental Research Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1990
Fellow American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational1990
Resident Member American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19861990
Student and Resident Member of the American Dental Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19821990
Sphinx Senior Society, University of Pennsylvania Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity1980
Relationship between osteoporosis and the success of dental implants and bone grafting procedures for the jaws

Development of dental implants and related systems for guided bone growth

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