Robert  Frare

Robert Frare D.M.D., FACD, FNYAM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry
Division of Restorative Dentistry
Professional Biography

Dr. Frare is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine, he served as clinical educator in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU) since 2016. His responsibilities there included didactic and patient care in The Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities, and was the Course Director for the Elective Program in Special Patient Care. His other faculty appointments have included Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (2014-2015), Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Community Oral Health and Pediatrics at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (2001-2014) as well as Clinical Instructor in Restorative Dentistry at Temple (2002-2003). He is a Fellow of The American College of Dentists and The New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of The New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps (NJMRC). He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Special Care Dentistry Association, and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry.


  • Tufts Summer Fellowship Research Award, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, 1989
  • FQHC Achievement Award, Quality Community Health Care, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Commendation, Pennsylvania Senator Shirley M. Kitchen, MOM-n-PA Dental Mission, 2013
  • Top Dentist in South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine, 2014, 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Best Literature Review Presentation by a Student in the DDS Program, The 2020 Annual Research Day Poster Competition, Management of the Patient with an Implanted Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, 2020
  • Young Hwan Kim, DDS; Ross Teicher, DDS; Paul Baker, DDS; Vivian Wasmuht-Perroud, MD, DMD; Robert Frare, DMD; Jennifer Pavone, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, Management of the Patient with an Implanted Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), 1st place in e-Poster Literature Review category, Academy of General Dentistry Meeting July 27th-30th, 2022


  • Fellowship for Dental Care for Developmentally Disabled Individuals in Dentistry, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, 1998-99
  • General Practice Residency – VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System, Montrose, New York, 1999-00
  • General Practice Residency – Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. 2001-02
  • From Practice to Preceptor Training Program (FP2P), Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, New Jersey, 2013-15
  • D.M.D., Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • B.A., Binghamton University (Biology)