Dr. David Schaefer is happy to create beautiful smiles for his patients in his home state.
Dr. Schaefer attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and completed dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. He then entered the Army a second time as an Army Dental Corps officer, completing a one-year general dentistry residency at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was later selected to the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then
returned to serve as Professor, Chief of Orthodontics for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.
Dr. Schaefer is a board-certified orthodontist as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held only by a small percentage of orthodontists.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and giving back to his community.
Dr. Fender received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia Dental School where he was Valedictorian and then completed his graduate orthodontic training at Vanderbilt University. Prior to college he was also Valedictorian his senior year of high school.
He has always strived to excel and be the best at whatever he set out to accomplish. Dr. Fender is involved in the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Being actively engaged in these professional affiliations allows him to work closely with colleagues and peers so that he is able to provide his patients the most scientifically proven and tested methods of treatments. Dr. Fender is happily married to Hope and they have three wonderful boys, Austin, Andrew and Evan.
Reviews from our patients
Everybody was so nice! The process was very quick and easy! I'm so glad we chose Smile Doctors for my daughter's braces!
- Jennifer Carruth
We love everyone at this office!! They are amazing and always willing to go above and beyond!! ❤️
- Stephanie Prickett
This group is awesome! It’s always a pleasure to be seen by them. They are quick and effective. If you are looking for someone to help you in orthodontics I highly recommend you give them a try. Free consultations!!
- Sheri Coulter
All staff were friendly and knowledgeable from the moment we had a consultation to the finale when braces were removed. Facilities and location are accommodating and clean.
- Stephanie Bunner
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- Cher Breedlove
My daughter has been going here for 2 years & the staff, Doctor have always been great. They have always accommodated any schedule or unseen emergencies. Great experience for braces!
- Crystal Carswell
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