Dara Rogers

Dara Rogers

Research/Areas of Interest: Educational Research Clinical Assessment Dental Simulation

Education

  • BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, United States, 1986
  • DMD, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1990

Biography

Dara Rogers, DMD, is an assistant professor and Director of Student Clinical Integration. Dr. Rogers is the course director of, "Introduction to Clinical Protocols". Dr. Rogers is also the chair of the Clinical Progress Committee. Her current role is to aid the students in a smooth transition into the predoctoral clinic and facilitate remediation when that transition has complications along the way. Most recently she has introduced a Daily Clinical Assessment(DCA)for all predoctoral students. Every student gets an assessment for each clinical session and can be identified quickly if remediation is needed. She is also responsible for the D3 OSCE exam that is given to all D3 students as they advance to a D4 status.

Dr. Rogers received her DMD at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in 1990. Her first teaching role was as an operative instructor. She co-directed the Gold Foil Preparatory Workshop for the NERB exam with Dr. William Macdonald. The Workshop focus changed as the NERB exam changed to gold inlays and then finally to composite and amalgam. She then left for seventeen years to raise her three daughters and continue her private practice. Dr. Rogers opened the doors to her own practice shortly after graduation and still maintains that practice with her husband, in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rogers first came to Massachusetts to swim for the team and attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She graduated from UMass with a B.S in Zoology. She is happy to have shared Alma Maters her with so many of her fellow students and colleagues.