Meet Dr. Adam Shaffer

Dr. Shaffer is a board certified pediatric dentist.  He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA.  He then obtained a Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Biology from UCSF while concurrently completing advanced specialty training in pediatric dentistry at UCSF and at Children's Hospital Oakland. 

Dr. Shaffer continues to stay involved in academia and is a former assistant clinical professor at UCSF in the department of pediatric dentistry.  He has lectured on topics ranging from oral sedation safety protocols to emerging non-invasive ways of treating dental caries ("cavities").  He additionally spends time treating underserved patients abroad, and has traveled to both Honduras and Fiji for dental outreach trips.  He regularly takes continuing education courses on all phases of dentistry, as well as in pediatric dentistry consistent with keeping his status as a board certified pediatric dentist.

Dr. Shaffer is an active member of the:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Contra Costa Dental Society

Born and raised in Alameda, California, Dr. Shaffer is proud to call the Bay Area his home.  He enjoys running, cycling, snowboarding, and rooting for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants.  He also enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his wife, two children, and dog, Buster.

Patient Testimonials
“Wonderful staff who are extremely nice and patient with my twins! I would recommend Rolling Hills Dentistry to all families with kids! Always great service no matter what type of dental needs my kids have!” ~ Karen J. “Hands down the best pediatric dentistry I have ever taken my kids to. The dental assistant made the experience fun for my daughter and took the time to explain everything she did and every tool she used.” ~ Ali B. “Absolutely LOVE Rolling Hills Pediatric Dentistry. They do an excellent job of putting the kids at ease, talking to them about the procedure, showing them what will be done as well any and all instruments that will be used. They never proceed until the child AND the parent is comfortable and always talk TO the child, not AT the child. I HIGHLY recommend Rolling Hills Pediatric Dentistry.” ~ Maria K.