Thomas W. Kauffman, DDS
Atlanta, GA Dentist
Dr. Thomas W. Kauffman has provided general dental care to Atlanta area residents since 1978. He earned his undergraduate degree at North Central College and his dental degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a comprehensive GPR residency at Reynolds Army Hospital, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and served his country while on active duty at Ft. McPherson, Georgia, and then entered private practice in Atlanta. His training for certification in IV conscious sedation was conducted at the University of Alabama Dental School and University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Annually attending continuing education courses enables Dr. Kauffman to stay at the forefront of dentistry so that he can provide optimal care to his patients. He regularly attends continuing education focusing on cosmetics, implant restorations, CAD-CAM, radiology, and oral medicine so that the most current treatment options are available to his patients. In 2012 he sponsored a cadaveric surgical anatomy and dissection course in his office and in 2013 hosted a CBVT radiology diagnosis seminar in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. Kauffman is also dedicated to serving the local community. He lectures yearly at various symposia and has provided many training videos discussing the use of CBVT cone beam imaging and its role in diagnosis and treatment for dentists’ reference and education on the CEREC Doctors website. He spoke on CBVT imaging at the Georgia Dental Association meeting in July. He was a featured presenter at a national CEREC scientific symposium in Las Vegas in October of 2014. More recently, Dr. Kauffman has gone on to be a guest host on XM radio show "Doctor Radio" , hosted by esteemed New York cardiologist Dr. Fred Feit in March of 2016. THe entire segment can be heard on our home page.
Dr. Kauffman is a trained spokesperson of the Georgia Dental Association and has appeared many times over the last 30 years on local television and radio speaking on behalf of the dental profession. He was recently highlighted nationally on CNN Headline News discussing the use of IV sedation in dental treatment. He is a member of several notable professional organizations including the Georgia and American Dental Associations, the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has been awarded Honorable Fellowship by the Georgia Dental Association, Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellowship by the International College of Dentists. He was recently named a fellow in the American College of Dentists, a prestigious recognition awarded to less than 3% of all dentists.
Dr. Kauffman resides in Marietta with his wife Janelle and their two “children” Gracie and Biffy. When not practicing, he enjoys spending time at his small farm in rural Benton, Kansas.