Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS
Dentist | Endodontics6750 West Loop S Suite 325 Bellaire TX, 77401
Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS, is an endodontist who diagnoses and treats patients at her private practice, Tranquility Dental Spa, in Rock Hill, SC and Bermuda. Services provided includes endodontic procedures and implant surgery, same-day emergency dental care, trauma and preventive dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Feimster is the Founder and Director of a dental assistant school, The Dental Institute.
Education and Training
Howard University DDS 2003
UNC-Chapel Hill BS-Dental Hygiene 1995
University of Maryland MS 2006
Harvard TH Chan -Public Health Master of Public Health 2022
American Board of Endodontics
Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS's Expert Contributions
A toothache can result from multiple causes. You should visit your endodontist for an exam and X-ray to help determine the cause and for any necessary treatment. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Sensodyne has fluoride as an active ingredient, and fluoride helps to keep the teeth strong. Therefore, you can use it without having sensitivity. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
The difficulty of the extraction is based on the dentist's skill level and relative to the integrity of the bone and anatomy of the crown and roots. The mandibular (lower jaw) bone tends to be harder than the maxillary (upper jaw) bone. Curved roots are more difficult to extract than straight roots. Tawana Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
You would have to get a periodontal consultation to determine if you need on. The frequency is based on the condition. Please see your local general dentist or periodontist for an examination. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Everyone has a different experience. The more you wear them, the quicker it will be for you to be comfortable with them. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
They definitely should match the adjacent teeth and appear natural. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
After the graft is completed, the provider will discuss home care instructions based on the type of graft. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Antibiotics are not always required. It depends on the severity of the infection. Please follow up with your local dentist. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Your gums can become inflamed. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
You would need to consult with the provider. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Everyone’s time is different. It’s recommended that you consult your local orthodontist for a consultation. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
After the bone graft, you should follow the dentist recommendation. Brushing your teeth is essential for good oral health and the dentist may tell you how to manage the site with the graft. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
It's best to floss after you eat to remove the food from between the teeth, however, 1-2 times a day is normal. Tawana Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Tooth extractions can be done without any sedatives, with oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, IV sedation or general anesthesia. Patient make the decision if they want any type of sedation or not and it’s usually based on anxiety and/or expectations. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
There is no specific age for braces. You should have a consultation with your general dentist to see if you need a referral to see an orthodontist. Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor Howard University 2006 - 2011
- Clinical Assistant Professor University of Texas at Houston 2017 - Present
- Deans Faculty Position University of Maryland 2007 - 2015
- Director The Dental Institute 2023 - Present
- American Association of Endodontics
- American Board of Endodontics
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Education Association
- Houston Academy of Endodontists
- Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study Club
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Give Kids A Smile
- Missions of Mercy
- The Greater Houston Dental Society
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Houston Academy of Endodontists, Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study Club, National Dental Association, Old Dominion Dental Society
- Give Kids A SmileMissions of MercyThe Greater Houston Dental Society
Hobbies / Sports
- spending time with her family, traveling, reading, exercising, and volunteering with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Areas of research
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Tawana D. Feimster, DDS, MS's Practice location
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Get to know Endodontist Dr. Tawana D. Feimster, who serves patients in Bellaire, Texas.
Dr. Feimster is a board-certified endodontist who uses her advanced experience and skill set to improve the oral health of patients. She is the Founder of Tranquility Dental Spa in Bellaire, Texas.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, Tranquility Dental Spa provides the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, tranquil, spa-like environment. From restorative and cosmetic dentistry to endodontic procedures, same-day emergency dental care, and preventive services, personalized patient care is a top priority.
Enjoying the challenges of both private practice and teaching, Dr. Feimster also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Moreover, she is affiliated with College Station Modern Dentistry.
Before obtaining her dream of becoming a specialist, Dr. Feimster obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. After completing the first two years of dental school at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, she was granted a research position at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and transferred to Howard University College of Dentistry to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
After graduating at the top of her class with a research publication, she decided to further her dental education and completed a General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore where she obtained her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a certificate in Endodontics.
After completing her residency, Dr. Feimster returned to Howard University College of Dentistry and took an Assistant Professor position. She also maintained a Dean’s Faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and was named Top Dentist in the Northern Virginia Magazine while in private practice in 2014 and 2015.
Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Houston Academy of Endodontists, the Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study Club, the National Dental Association, and the Old Dominion Dental Society.
Furthermore, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, which is a distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated their dedication to professional growth and providing the highest quality of patient care.
Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treatment to help save teeth. They deal with problems with the inside of the tooth: the pulp, which is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues. One of the most common procedures these dental professionals perform is root canal treatment, which involves removing the infected pulp of a tooth and sealing it up.
Outside of the office, Dr. Feimster enjoys spending her free time with family, traveling, reading, exercising, and volunteering with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her true passion is mentoring and giving back to the community.
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