I’ve always been passionate about helping people, and I know that medicine is my purpose in life,” said Dr. Nicole Dahlkemper of Water’s Edge Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Mount Pleasant. “In college, I discovered my artistic qualities and really liked working with my hands. I realized my fine eye for detail and desire to improve the lives of others could make me a great dentist.”
Dr. Dahlkemper and her team offer dental health care services to the whole family, from routine checkups to complete mouth restorations.
“I consider myself a mouth doctor. I’m performing oral cancer screenings, treating sleep apnea, doing non-surgical TMJ treatment, Invisalign and more. I can change people’s lives from a health standpoint or an aesthetic one.”
Dr. Dahlkemper is one of five siblings from Erie, Pennsylvania, and moved to Charleston in 2010 from Washington, D.C. when she acquired a dental practice. Her parents always stressed the importance of giving back, and, in addition to going on international mission trips, Dr. Dahlkemper volunteers at the free clinic in Charleston. A music lover, she also supports the Wando Band and the Choral Arts Experience.
The practice wouldn’t run without her incredible team.
“My staff loves learning. The more we know, the better we can help our patients. We’re always trying to better ourselves,” Dr. Dahlkemper said.
That echoes her advice to women in business: Keep learning.
“Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement,” she said. “Being a lifelong student, no matter what field you’re in, is extremely important.”
By Erin Danly