Thomas W Kauffman, DDS, FICD, FACD
Dr. Thomas W Kauffman has provided general dental care to Atlanta area residents since 1977. He earned his undergraduate degree at North Central College and his dental a degree at Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. Illinois. He completed a comprehensive GPR residency at Reynolds Army Hospital, Ft. Sill, Ok. and served his country while on active duty at Ft. McPherson, Ga., 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, Al. 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 roost current treatment options are available to his patients. In 2012 and 2016 he sponsored a cadaveric surgical anatomy and dissection course in his office. In 2013, 2016. and 2019 he hosted CBVT radiology diagnosis seminars in Wichita, KS and Atlanta, GA.
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 web site. He presented a course on CBVT imaging at the upcoming Georgia Dental Association meeting in July. He was a featured presenter the national CEREC scientific symposium held in Las Vegas in October of 2014.
Professional Associations and In The Media
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 Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 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. He is currently one of only 14 dentists and dental facilities in the United States certified in cone beam imaging by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Dr. Kauffman was recently featured in an interview with CEREC Doctors magazine.
Dr. Kauffman has also been recently featured as a guest on the XM Doctors Radio show “Heart to Heart” hosted by Dr. Fred Feit, a renowned interventional cardiologist at Langone Medical Center in New York City. Listen to the interview here.
Dr. Kauffman resides in Marietta with his wife Janelle and their family pet Izzy. When not practicing, he enjoys spending time at his small farm in rural Benton, Kansas.
Frequently Asked Questions
You should take into consideration a dentist’s experience, qualifications, and knowledge regarding their dental specialty. During your initial visit, check to see how comfortable you feel in their office and how well the staff treats you. Feel free to ask your dentist any questions you may have about your dental issue or their treatment plan to see if they might be a good fit.
During your first dental visit, your dentist will start by asking you about your dental medical history. They’ll then evaluate your smile to check for signs of underlying issues and periodontal concerns. Afterward, you’ll most likely undergo any necessary X-rays to determine what future procedures you may need to undergo in order to provide your smile with quality care.
It’s good to ask your dentist any questions you may have about their practice as well as bring up any concerns that need to be addressed. Common inquiries you should ask include:
- Where did you study dentistry?
- How many years have you been in practice?
- Do you have recommendations from past patients?
- What sedation dentistry options are available?
- Are you a part of any dental associations?
- Do you have any honors or awards?
The cornerstone to maintaining a healthy smile is having a consistent at-home oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing in between your meals. It’s also important to visit your dentist for biannual checkups to ensure there aren’t any underlying issues like gum disease. They’ll also recommend the best practices for protecting your teeth to ensure a healthy, long-lasting smile.
Schedule Your Visit With Dr. Kauffman
Want an exceptional dental experience? Look no further than our Atlanta, GA dentist, Dr. Thomas Kauffman. Our restorative and family services can give your teeth the care required to keep them healthy for years to come. Call our practice at (404) 537-5328 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment today. We also serve patients in Oakland, South Downtown, and Cabbagetown, GA.