Texoma Area Living Well Magazine May/June 2020 - Page 45
Sam J. Nechamkin, DDS, MS
Impacted Wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last permanent
molars to erupt in the mouth. They usually appear
between the ages of 17 to 25 but can grow any
time after that. We don’t usually use those teeth
for chewing because they
are so far back in the mouth.
Third molars are hard to
keep clean and very prone to
If you or a family member is
in need of an evaluation for
wisdom teeth, the summer is
a great time to take care of
Misaligned wisdom tooth
that caused patient to lose
Please call Premier Dentistry
to schedule an evaluation of
your wisdom teeth with one of our expert dentists.
Take advantage of our summer special of 50% off
sedation if you schedule during the summer months,
May through August.
Dr. Sam J. Nechamkin (Dr. Sam)
earned his doctorate degree at Baylor
College of Dentistry and completed
his Periodontics and Dental Implants
specialty training at The University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Sam practices all fields of
general dentistry and is a board-
certified specialist in the field of
periodontics,(foundation of teeth). He has received extensive
training in dental implants and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Sam has been distinguished as a Diplomate of the
American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate “is a
periodontist who has made significant achievements
beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the
specialty. “ Less than 35% of periodontists in the world hold
the Diplomate status; Dr. Sam is the only Sherman dentist
distinguished as a Diplomate in Periodontology.
Scott C. Schwalm, DDS
Dr Schwalm attended Illinois Wesleyan University for
a BA in Biology and continued his education at the
University of Washington School
of Dentistry. Prior to moving to
North Texas, Dr. Schwalm had an
extremely successful and state-of-the-
art private practice in Bellevue, WA
for 14 years.
Dr. Schwalm brings experience and
his consistent pursuit of excellence
for a wide variety of procedures.
He loves the ability to take care
of his patients from start to finish in the comfort of one
office. When needed, he is also a stellar quarterback
coordinating specialists and follow-up care, all in the
interest of his patients.
Recently Scott, and wife Dawna, collaborated with shark
biologists at Guadalupe Island, Mexico studying mega
great whites who frequent the island each year. They
plan on travelling back this year to continue the work to
understand these amazing creatures.
D. Shane Edwards, DDS
Dr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Science for Abilene
Christian University. He continued his
education at the Baylor College of
Dentistry in Dallas graduating in 1995.
Dentistry is Dr. Edward’s passion. His
philosophy on dentistry encompasses
comprehensive restorative care, including
conscious sedation, aesthetics, dental
implants, Fast Braces and the treatment of
bruxism. He whole heartedly believes in
staying abreast of advances in dentistry
and is continually advancing his skills.
Dr. Edwards is dedicated to healthy beautiful smiles.
He believes that the practice of dentistry is relationship
based and patient driven. This enables him to provide
comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to his patients. “I
am committed to providing the highest quality of dental
care available in an ethical and caring environment. I am
dedicated to continual advancement of my knowledge and
skills; I strive to deliver to each patient the type of care that I
would accept for my own family.”