4 Facts About Our Hingham Dentists We Bet You Didn’t Know!
So, you think you know our dentists in Hingham, MA pretty well, huh?
While you know our dentists are fabulous at what they do, here are four facts about each of them you might not know!
Sam Khayat DMD
Fact #1: Dr. Khayat grew up in Paris and speaks French and English.
That’s right. Dr. Khayat grew up in the “city of lights” and moved to the U.S. in 2001 to further his dental career. He wanted to be educated and trained not just as a dentist, but as a prosthodontist as well.
A prosthodontist is a dentist with advanced specialty training in cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontics is one of the nine specialty classes recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA)Opens in the ADA website.
This specialty requires three extra years of school and training in restorative and replacement procedures that can include:
Fact #2: Dr. Khayat met his wife, Dr. Becerra, while they were both students at Boston University.
They were both undertaking specialty programs in dentistry and decided to pool their talents both at work and at home. Together, they set up a private practice and started a family.
Fact #3: While at Boston UniversityOpens in Boston University School of Dentistry website Dr. Khayat won the distinguished David A. Baraban Award
This is awarded to “the outstanding resident in the graduating prosthodontic class who best exemplifies excellence in character and clinical proficiency.”
Dr. Khayat deserved that award and continues to demonstrate the same sterling qualities in his private practice, which probably leads to the following exciting fact!
Fact #4: He was named “Top Dentist” by Boston Magazine in 2018 and 2019
Boston Magazine Opens in Boston Magazine profile of Dr. Khayat sent out ballots to dentists in the Boston area and asked them to vote for their peers in a select number of specialties. Then, a select board of dentists review the top candidates and decide the awards based on credentials.
To be nominated and then voted for by your peers is a great honor and shows how highly esteemed Dr. Khayat is for his education, experience, and skills in the dental community.
Laura Becerra DMD
Fact #1: Dr. Becerra was raised in Spain and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Dr. Becerra gained her dental degree in Madrid but moved to the U.S. to pursue further education in periodontology at Boston University. She decided to become a dentist in Hingham, MA and started a private practice with her husband, Dr. Sam Khayat.
In fact, her wealth of training and experience in periodontology is what leads to the following fact.
Fact #2: She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology Link opens in the AB Perio website
A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.
This includes comprehensive qualifying and oral examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
When it comes to the effective treatment of gum disease, Dr. Becerra is in a class of her own!
Fact #3: Boston Magazine Top Dentist 2018
Dr. Becerra is recognized by her peers in the Hanover, Weymouth, Scituate, Cohasset, Hull, Rockland, Braintree, Brockton, Pembroke, Boston, Quincy, Milton, and Hingham, MA areas for her outstanding education and skills in her specialty.
Being named a “Top Dentist” puts a lot of added pressure on Dr. Becerra to measure up to their standards, and she is up to the challenge!
Fact #4: In her free time, she likes to read, cook, travel, and spend time with her two children.
That’s right – in her time away from the office, Dr. Becerra is just like you!
She’s a working mom and a wife who does her best to balance all the moving pieces of her life. But, she loves every minute of it! Just like you!
Get to know each dentist in Hingham better
So, how did you do? Were you surprised by some of the things you learned about your dentist in Hingham, MA?
Both Dr. Khayat and Dr. Becerra are open and friendly people who love to be a part of their patient’s lives.
We invite you to make an appointment and get to know this very talented, highly educated, and expertly skilled duo at South Shore Prosthodontics.
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