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 decay. 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 that. Misaligned wisdom tooth that caused patient to lose both teeth. 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.”