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Tara Hailliwell-Kemp DDS, MD

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON

Dr. Kemp is a Buffalo native and found her love for Dentistry at the age of 5 years old. She began her dental training very young and her interest continued to peak over the years. Dr. Kemp enjoys the ability to help fix her patients’ problems by being able to get rid of the pain and infection they are suffering from. Oral and maxillofacial surgery became her specialty and passion after being able to fix broken facial bones on patients that sustained traumatic injuries and doing orthographic surgery. Orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery that poses the ability to correct form and function. It is truly transforming. Dr. Halliwell-Kemp loves being able to restore lost bone and missing teeth with bone grafting and dental implants. She finds it amazing to be able to make people healthier and happier while improving both their function and appearance. Dr. Kemp is patient and genuinely cares about her patients and the work she does.

EDUCATION

• Canisius College: BS – Bachelor of Science
• University of Buffalo: DDS, MD – Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• American Dental Association
• New York State Dental Association
• Eight District Dental Association
• Erie County Dental Society
• Niagara County Dental Society
• Twin City Dental Society
• American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Western New York Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• International College of Implantology
• International College of Dentists

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

• Bachelor of Science: Canisius College
• Doctrine of Dental Surgery: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
• Medical Degree: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

LOCATIONS

• 3030 Orchard Park Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224
• 199 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202

What do you say to people about their fear of going to the dentist?
I often address why they have that fear- many it is a previous bad experience, someone did not treat them well, they felt pain. For some it is the fear of the unknown. Then I discuss what we can do to address and minimize that fear!

How do you want people to remember you?
This one really makes me self-reflect: I think people will remember me as being honest, caring, bold, genuine, persistent. I would love for people to remember me as someone who made a positive difference whether it be for something or someone or many people. I would just like to continue to make positive impacts and improvements.

What are some causes you care about?
In the past I would often attend fundraisers to raise money for the underserved/low socioeconomic, animals (especially cats) and families with children with various medical conditions.

Another cause I care about is Special needs- as a young kid I helped at a camp called Cradle Beach Camp – having the opportunity to serve and interact with kids with special needs. When I have the opportunity try to support in ways I can (like Camp Good Days). My mom has rheumatoid arthritis so I always try to support. I like to attend fundraisers and support the local community missions I have been involved with one in Niagara County (Community Missions of Niagara Frontier) for years. Helping the individuals with less/under privileged is important to me as I too came from a lower socioeconomic class. I hope to in the future be able to provide care at volunteer clinics like the Good Neighbor Clinic as well as develop funding/scholarship for a female of low socioeconomic to pursue education in this field.