Alec Elchahal Orthodontic Group

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Meet Dr. David Schaefer

Dr. David C. Schaefer is dedicated to providing expert orthodontic care for you and your family.  After serving over 20 years in the military, Dr. Schaefer is excited to be back in his home state of Georgia and creating beautiful smiles in our wonderful community.

He pursued his undergraduate studies in Biology at Young Harris College and the University of Georgia. He then continued on to dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. From there, he entered the Army for a second time as an Army Dental Corps officer completing a one year general dentistry residency program at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was selected to the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He later returned to Fort Carson where he served as Professor, Chief of Orthodontics for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Schaefer received his board certification in orthodontics in April 2005 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This prestigious distinction is held by only a small percentage of orthodontist in the world. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Schaefer is also a member of many prestigious professional associations including the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics

In the Community

Dr. Schaefer believes in giving back to the community and finds that volunteering his time to help others to be very rewarding.  He is actively involved in Habitat for Humanity and the Wounded Warrior Project for wounded vets.  He has also volunteered for many year at local VA facilities.

Outside the Office

Dr. Schaefer is a believer in enjoying life to the fullest.  He enjoys many outdoor activities, including golf, fishing, camping, skiing, snowboarding and hiking.  However, he is most passionate about spending quality time with his family.  Dr. Schaefer and his wife Petra are raising three teenaged children:  Jonathan, Justin and Marissa.  Dr. Schaefer’s warm demeanor and wealth of knowledge will quickly put you at ease.