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Going to the dentist has never been so fun! Whether your child is due for a routine dental visit or needs to get that toothache checked out, our pediatric specialists will provide top-quality care in a playful and relaxing environment.
Dr. Derek is a graduate of the prestigious Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He continued his education with a two year intensive residency in pediatric dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and was on staff at major hospitals in Boston, MA. Passionate about pediatric dentistry, Dr. Derek frequently digests research articles and continuing education courses to provide the best care for his patients. In addition to private practice, he dedicates his time as a faculty member at Tufts by providing expertises and guidance to future dentists. He has been awarded Top Dentist by Boston Magazine for excellence in pediatric dentistry in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
Along with his multiple accolades, Dr. Derek has been extensively recognized for his services and contributions to civic duty by receiving the Humanitarian Award from the International College of Dentists and receiving honors in civic commitment and community service.
Dr. Derek is an avid runner and is hoping to challenge his tenth marathon in 2021. He is excited to be part of the Children’s Dental Center’s team. He also loves pizza and donuts.
Dr. Nandar Shar joined the Odessa, Big Spring and Midland offices in 2013 after treating patients of all ages in a busy private office in Dallas, TX for more than four years. She graduated from the University of Texas at Houston, School of Dentistry in 2009.
Dr. Shar is a member of the Texas Dental Association, Southwest Dental Association and American Dental Association. She earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005. A native of Plano, TX, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking.
Dr. Matthew Stephenson joined Abbeville in 2010. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Stephenson is a father of four and has been married for almost 10 years to a woman much too good for him. He grew up in Utah where he did his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially getting to know his patients and being able to constantly learn more.