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Paul Schafer, DDS MAGD
896 Sutro Avenue
Novato, California
Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

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Paul Schafer grew up in the east bay. He was graduated from the College of Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a letter in crew and served on the Engineering Joint Council. After working as an electrical engineer and project leader for Hewlett-Packard, he was accepted to U.C. San Francisco Dental School. There he was honored to receive the Chancellor Fleming Award, a Certificate of Commendation from the dean, and twice served as president of his class. He also received achievement awards from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of Operative Dentistry. After graduation in 1994, Dr. Schafer taught dental students as a part-time member of the faculty for over 18 years. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

Dr. Schafer offers a unique set of training and skills. He is one of only two dentists in Marin County to have earned a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires over 1,100 hours of training. He is one of about a dozen surgeons and general dentists in Marin to have earned a Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Six years ago he became just the third dentist in Marin able to place crowns and bonded white fillings using a surgical operating microscope. He is the only dentist in Marin to have been awarded a Fellowship from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. He served for 18 years as a faculty member at the UC San Francisco Dental School teaching the latest techniques including CAMBRA.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

1. Minimally invasive treatments to preserve your teeth and gums; saving your teeth and preventing expensive replacement later. Dr. Schafer taught this philosophy during his 18 years as a clinical faculty member at UC San Francisco Dental School. 2. One of only 5 dentists in all of Marin equipped to place crowns and bonded composite restorations using a surgical operating microscope for the most conservative and precise dentistry. 3. As a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Schafer has been trained in placing dental implants using computer guided surgery for exact placement for the best prognosis and longevity, then restoring them to proper form and function for lasting beauty.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Children are delightful, and we get them off to a great start with innovative preventive techniques their parents can implement so they grow up without any cavities. For those with a history of good dental care, we can help them restore and maintain their healthy smiles for a lifetime. For adults with a history of fillings, gum disease, or discomfort, we can treat their problems with compassion, and have a 20 year record of success using encouragement and state of the art equipment and techniques.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

We take the time to get to know each patient and their unique dental situation. Patients appreciate our enthusiasm and compassion, and how we encourage them to meet their dental health goals without criticism.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. Paul Schafer's office located?

Dr. Paul Schafer's office is in Novato, CA.

What services does Dr. Paul Schafer offer?

Dr. Paul Schafer offers Bonding, Braces / Invisalign, Bridges / Dentures and more. Learn more about Dr. Paul Schafer's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Does Dr. Paul Schafer accept insurance?

Dr. Paul Schafer accepts Delta Dental. Enter your insurance details on Opencare to check coverage.