Meet Dr. Carol Schaffer  

Carol G. Schaffer, DMD, has been practicing general dentistry since 1981, and has been in practice in the High Country of North Carolina since 1987. She is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. She completed a General Practice Residency at The University of Pennsylvania in 1982.

Dr. Schaffer treats adult patients (over 16) and is accepting new patients in her beautiful, modern office in Linville, NC, beside Cannon Memorial Hospital. She provides a variety of services including, fillings, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, partials, dentures and cosmetic procedures. She routinely completes more than 20 hours of continuing education annually and provides dental services and up to date procedures in a most pleasant environment. Her hygienist and staff are often complimented on their professionalism and courtesy.

Dr. Schaffer is very involved in the community and currently serves as Vice President of the Avery County Chamber of Commerce; and as Chairperson of the Events Committee for the Chamber. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Woolly Worm Steering Committee and is a member of the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce. Other free time activities include playing on two tennis teams and enjoying time at home with her four rescued pets.


Carol was honored by The High Country Caregiver Foundation at a reception titled "Celebrating Caregiving and Caring People". Carol has made a significant impact on the success of the HCCF and its ability to help local family caregivers.