FOCUS: Full Mouth Rehabilitation, TMJ, Sleep Apnea
After graduating high school from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, she received a B.A. in Biology and Spanish and an M.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The Johns Hopkins University. She went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. Dr. Zechmann completed her General Practice Residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital.
Dr. Zechmann has a special passion for the way our teeth come together and how that affects our muscles, joints, and teeth as a system. As a result, she is focused on temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly known as TMJ or TMD), occlusion-based dentistry, dental sleep medicine, and implantology. She also enjoys treating sleep breathing disorders with dental appliances, as she holds the Qualified Dentist Designation from the AADSM.
“I feel that dental sleep medicine and treating TMD go hand-in-hand, and knowledge of one allows for better treatment of the other. I also have a passion for implantology and surgery. I place and restore implants using the latest technology including, 3D-imaging, oral scanners, 3-D printing and PRP/PRF.”
She met her husband, Mike, while at Johns Hopkins University playing tennis. They love spending time with their three children: Kate, Madeline, and Michael. She also enjoys Latin dancing, tennis, cooking, gardening, playing 4-person card games, and working on her Spanish.
FOCUS: Family and Pediatric Dentistry
After earning her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, she went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Stokes is passionate about helping children enjoy a great dental experience. She also enjoys volunteering at her dental school alma mater and traveling internationally to provide dental care to underprivileged people through dental mission trips.
She is currently engaged and loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, water activities, leading Bible studies through the Dental Community Fellowship for women dental students, and actively participating in her church.
FOCUS: Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Stear achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University and remained at WVU for dental school, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She went on to complete her residency in advanced dentistry (AEGD) at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She is passionate about delivering remarkable smiles through aesthetic dentistry and also enjoys treating patients with special health care needs.
Dr. Stear loves to spend time with her family, hike, kayak, go to the beach, travel, and just explore! As many patients have realized, she is also very outgoing and loves to chat about anything.
FOCUS: Root Canals, Implants, Crowns, Cosmetic Dentistry, Surgery
Dr. Patel graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the Medical University of South Carolina. As a lifelong learner, he is very passionate about continuing education and attends a lot of specialty courses.
With skilled hands and an eye for detail, he is known as a meticulous surgeon and enjoys performing root canals. He is also involved in training other dentists across the country in chairside crown fabrication and digital dentistry.
He loves Gamecock football, golfing, and water activities in Charleston.
FOCUS: Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dental Implants, Digital Smile Design
After cleaning dental offices as a teen and earning his undergraduate degree from Creighton University, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University Dental School. He also proudly served as a dentist in the U.S. Army Dental Corps.
Dr. Terry enjoys permanently restoring and transforming smiles through the art of implant dentistry and digital smile design. He is passionate about continuing education and has completed extensive advanced clinical training at the Dawson Academy, the Midwest Implant Institute, the Kois Institute, and an externship at the Advanced Dental Implant Institute.
He loves spending quality time with his wife Sue, along with their two children, and recently welcomed a grandchild to the family. Dr. Terry is well-known for his amazing laugh and enjoys hitting the slopes and getting lost in a good book.
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