Water’s Edge Dentistry

Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper

'We take the time to to get to know our patients.' Dr.
Dahlkemper said.

Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper is passionate about caring for her patients. She sees them as interesting people with families, jobs and hobbies and wants the very best for each one. That passion spurs her to continuously further her education and keep up with the latest technology and journals.

We take the time to get to know our patients.” Dr. Dahlkemper said. “We have a patient appreciation event in April every year.”

It is easy enough to meet Dr. Dahlkemper – make an appointment with her. Her practice, Water’s Edge Dentistry, offers a full array of dental services to improve the health of your mouth and the beauty of your smile. Services range from routine cleanings to full mouth restoration and everything in between. She also provides TMJ therapy with the most advanced nonsurgical techniques and even treatment for sleep apnea or snoring.

Dr. Dahlkemper attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania for her undergraduate education. There she earned two bachelor’s degrees, in Biological Neuroscience and Psychology, and graduated with honors. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, and while in college she discovered her artistic skill. It was then that she knew that with her eye for fine details and passion for helping people, she could be a great dentist.

Dr. Dahlkemper went on to attend the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Upon graduating with her DMD, she began taking courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and focused on continuing her education in cosmetic procedures and neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Dahlkemper has been consistently at the top of her class every step of the way, so it comes as no surprise that she was one of the youngest dentists in the country to earn a fellowship with the Las Vegas Institute. Just this year, she received yet another accolade: She was inducted as a fellow to the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international group that recognizes leaders for their contributions to the field of dentistry and to their communities.

Dr. Dahlkemper arrived in Charleston by way of Washington, D.C. When she graduated from dental school, she was offered a position working for a busy corporate dental practice in the nation’s capital. Within months, she was running her own office. She loved her work but longed for somewhere that felt more like home. She found that place during a weekend visit to Mount Pleasant.

In her off time, Dr. Dahlkemper loves hanging out on the beach and catching up on her reading – sometimes with a book suggested by one of her patients! She is involved in the community, supporting the Wando High School Band and the Chorale Arts Experience. She also works with East Cooper Community Outreach to bring dental services to those in need. But perhaps her most rewarding experiences are her mission trips abroad, including her most recent adventure in Ecuador with MUSC dental students through the Dental Community Fellowship.

“I love helping people,” she said.

That she does, with the assistance of her smile team, who embrace Dr. Dahlkemper’s philosophy of “gentle dental care in a comfortable environment.” Oral sedation is available, along with relaxing extras such as lavender eye pillows, paraffin wax hand treatments and entertainment options such as iPods or cable TV.

“I can’t think of a community I would rather be in. My patients are truly wonderful people who make my job more fun. How could I not love having a business here?” Dr. Dahlkemper asked.

By Barbara Millen Patrick

Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper
Water’s Edge Dentistry
1203 Two Island Court, Suite 101
Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466

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