Dr. Tara Groff Is Now a Fellow of the American Laser Study Club

We are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of Tara L. Groff, DMD, MS, who has been honored with the American Laser Study Club (ALSC) Fellow title. The Fellow designation is a testament to an individual’s understanding of the fundamentals of laser surgery and adherence to safety protocols, as demonstrated by successfully passing the ALSC and Laser Institute of America (LIA) examinations. Please follow this link for further information about the ALSC Fellow status and to view the complete list of ALSC fellows.

About Dr. Groff

Dr. Tara L. Groff, a Massachusetts native, was born and raised in Dedham. Dr. Groff graduated with honors from Dedham High School, at which time she left Massachusetts to pursue her undergraduate degree at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2007.

Dr. Groff received a prestigious United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship, which enabled her to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2011. During dental school, Dr. Groff conducted research projects utilizing sociodemographic factors to determine their relationship with the presence of white lesions and early childhood caries, as well as to determine the prevalence of early childhood caries in rural versus urban communities.

Upon graduation from Tufts, Dr. Groff entered into active duty in the United States Air Force and served as a general dentist in the rank of Captain at Travis AFB, CA, until 2015. During her time as an Air Force dentist, Dr. Groff received numerous service awards and was a critical hospital staff member. Additionally, while in California, Dr. Groff was able to serve as an adjunct faculty member of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Services at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.

Following her military commitment, Dr. Groff obtained her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and completed her Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2017. Dr. Groff’s master’s thesis explored the diagnosis and treatment of infants with ankyloglossia or tongue-tie by dental providers.

Dr. Groff is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Groff is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, The Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the South Shore District Dental Society, and the Kenneth A. Easlick Society.

Dr. Groff is married to her wonderful husband, Michael, and they have two sons, Keaton and Jaxon. Dr. Groff loves spending time with family and friends, skiing, and practicing hot yoga. She is also a die-hard Boston sports fan and supporter of the Armed Services.

Learn more about Dr. Groff on her website at hanoverdentist4kids.com.

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