Who We Are

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Welcome to our practice. We provide comprehensive aesthetic general dentistry designed to give you radiant, lasting results. The vision of our team is to provide the highest quality dental care available by continually updating our skills and knowledge. You, the patient, are our most valuable asset. We take care of you and your dental needs with compassion, respect, professionalism and efficiency.

Dr. Schaefer and our office staff are committed to providing each patient with the best dental care available. We constantly update our professional knowledge and skills, and use only proven materials, equipment, techniques, systems and sterilization procedures. All of our team members—from our office staff to our hygienists and clinical assistants—are highly trained in the delivery of superior dental care. Sincere courtesy, empathy and professionalism make a visit to our dental office a refreshing surprise.

Sometimes general dentistry alone cannot create complete health and beauty, and experienced specialists must be called upon for assistance. Dr. Schaefer aggressively searched for the best specialists in the area to treat your dental needs—and he found them. If you do require the care of a specialist, you can relax in knowing that you will experience the same high standard of care practiced in our Louisville dental office.

We invite you to browse through our Web site and learn more about us. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule your first visit.

Dr. Schaefer truly enjoys the art and science of dentistry. He is passionate about creating smiles that improve health and function and look both beautiful and natural. His goal is to enhance each patient’s comfort and confidence when they smile. Dr. Schaefer works with extremely talented laboratory technicians that create lifelike, artistic restorations to compliment his work. It is imperative for success to have direct lines of communication between the dentist, technicians and patient. He makes a special effort to listen to each patient’s questions and goals for their smile. He takes pride in delivering both excellent service and results.

Dr. David Schaefer was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he currently resides with his wife Suzanne and their three children. He graduated from the St. Xavier High School in 1984, completed undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville, and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1991. Following graduation, Dr. Schaefer was invited to participate in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Louisville. This year long program focused extensively on complex, advanced dentistry related to proper evaluation, sequencing, and delivery of care. During this same year, he began part-time private practice with his father Dr. John Schaefer, Sr. Then, in 1992, Dr. Schaefer entered full-time private practice by concentrating on complete health and aesthetics.

Since his graduation in 1991, Dr. Schaefer has continuously stayed on the leading edge of education in dentistry; Dr. Schaefer maintains an active schedule in the community as well.


  •  2010 Dr. Schaefer received his    Accredited    status from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This challenging Accreditation process included: a written exam, required continuing education courses, written and photographic documentation of five specific clinical case types- judged by five examiners, and completion of an oral exam related to treatment planning and discussion of the five clinical cases .
  • Routinely completes numerous hours of advanced post-graduate education per year to update his knowledge of materials, techniques and functional aesthetic dentistry.
  • 1999-Earned the Prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.
  • 1999 - Elected to St. Xavier High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • 2002- Graduate of the highly respected Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, FL. The Dawson Center focuses on the integration of optimal health and function in conjunction with the creation of natural, beautiful aesthetic dentistry.
  • 2006-Completed lecture series with Dr. Frank Spear and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Conferences focus on complex, advanced cases and delivery of healthy, aesthetic results.
  • Active at the parish of St. Margaret Mary
  • Athletic coach for each of his children.
  • Consulting dentist for the Forum at Brookside, a long-term healthcare facility, providing diagnostic care and therapy as needed.
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry for 9 years and acted as President of the Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry from 1999-2001.
  • Served on Executive Board for the Kentucky Chapter of the JDRF International for the Kentuckiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – an organization centered around finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Active participant in the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give-Back-A-Smile” program which provides dental care to women that have been effected by senseless domestic violence and abuse.
  • Winter 2006- published an article in the prestigious Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry summarizing a recent Give-Back-A-Smile case (link to articles).
  • 2009 - St. Raphael Catholic School Distinguised Alumni Award.
  • Summer 2010 Published a summary of another Give-Back-A-Smile case in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.


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  • Maintains an active role in these professional organizations:
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
    • American Dental Association (ADA)
    • Kentucky Dental Association (KDA)
    • Louisville Dental Society (LDS)
    • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
    • Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry (KYAGD)
    • Dawson Alumni Association
    • American Equilibration Society

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Schaefer Aesthetic General Dentistry is located in Louisville. Services include zoom whitening, veneers, dental implants, dental imaging and cosmetic dentistry.
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