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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Staci Gaffos, DMD

My Mission

"To provide total quality dentistry in a professional and reliable way. To help my patients achieve optimal oral health status while delivering the most favorable dental experience possible."

Education

University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Birmingham, AL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Gaffos has served as President of four local and regional dental societies and two state organizations, including the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He was elected President of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry in Vienna, Austria, and recently received its highest award, the Hayden Harris Award.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. He volunteered in the Children's Dental Clinic in Columbia for 25 years and Give Back a Smile in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Gaffos has traveled worldwide visiting over fifty countries and forty states. He is a real estate investor and creator of the Dr. Staci Gaffos Museum of Dental History in Columbia, SC. With all of his professional success, he is most proud of his three children, Katherine, Electra and Nicholas, and his four grandchildren! In his free time, he also enjoys snow-skiing and playing tennis.

Katherine Rose, DMD, MS

“My passion for dentistry is contagious. I am privileged to be able to provide my patients with the hope for a brighter smile and in turn, a brighter future. I am a person of faith and optimism. I smile because life is a beautiful thing, and there is so much to smile about. I am honored to be able to share that same mentality and deliver beautiful smiles to all of my patients.”

My Mission

“I am passionate and committed to the practice of dentistry. I strive to conduct myself in all endeavors with honesty, humility, and compassion. I enjoy bettering my community through the education of good oral health and disease prevention; but most of all, I love listening to my patients’ stories, building unforgettable friendships, and being able to be a small, positive influence in their lives.”

Education

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Erie, PA (2012-2016)

University of South Florida College of Medicine, Master of Science in Medical Sciences – Tampa, FL (2011-2012)

University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Biology – Orlando, FL (2007-2011)

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Rose is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Greater Columbia Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American Student Dental Association and College Leadership Florida Class XII. She enjoys taking continuing education classes and is always looking for opportunities to advance her clinical skills and better serve her patients.

Life & Hobbies

“I love people, and I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I love to travel and learn about new cultures and places. I also greatly enjoy exercising, skiing, attending church, shopping and dancing!”