Andrew J. WeberDMD, M.S., Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Dr. Andrew Weber is the newest member of the Excellent Periodontist family. He was born in Springfield, Missouri to Dr. John and Priscilla Weber, and he grew up in the small, farming community of Teutopolis, Illinois. In 1995, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Lea, and they have 2 children, Presley and Peyton. Dr. Weber’s family is his number one priority. That is why he is so happy that his family has fallen in love with Texas and the warmth of its people, and are excited to begin this new chapter in their lives.
With his father being a dentist, Dr. Andrew Weber was always interested in Dentistry. He received pre-dental scholarships from Eastern Illinois University and was admitted into dental school after his junior year of undergrad. He graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He practiced general dentistry for a year before entering a residency at St. Louis University which is where he received his Master’s degree and specialty certificate in Periodontics in 2002. While in training, he presented his research findings on the effects of growth factors on bone formation at the annual meetings of the Midwest Society of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology.
After graduating, Dr. Weber became an Associate Clinical Professor in Periodontics at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine and for periodontal residents at St. Louis University. He started Periodontics of O’Fallon in Missouri in 2002 with a focus on Periodontal Medicine, Oral Plastic Surgery, Dental Implant Therapy, Conscious Sedation, Laser Therapy, and Digital Imaging. He was honored to be chosen by his peers as a topDentist each year since 2007. He has performed periodontal and implant procedures on his fellow dentists, doctors, and their family members. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2005. Dr. Weber started the Greater St. Charles Dental Study Club in 2009, served on the Fluoridation committee for the Missouri Dental Association, and was as an examiner for parenteral moderate sedation for the Missouri Dental Board. He has given numerous lectures related to his speciality throughout the greater St. Louis area and the Midwest.
Dr. Weber has been active in Give Kids a Smile since near its inception in St. Louis in 2000, and enjoys helping patients through Donated Dental Services. He has also assisted with local school districts, various churches and charities, and has provided dental treatment to women at Our Lady’s Inn.
“I thoroughly love my job and am devoted to providing patients with the highest level of care possible,” says Dr. Weber. “Your smile says a lot about you. It gives you confidence and affects your health. It is my job to improve or preserve your smile” He adds, “A warm bedside manner is important in a doctor. I respect each patient and treat him or her as I would my own family.”
Additionally, Dr. Weber enjoys coaching his son’s basketball team and watching his daughter’s plays. He and his wife are music fans and see a variety of performances and concerts when possible. Dr. Weber loves to ski and does his best to break away to the mountain slopes when he can.
Rebecca PrescottDMD, MS
Dr. Rebecca Prescott attended the University of Illinois and graduated in the top 10% of her dental school class. She also received numerous awards for endodontics, and was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society (OKU). After dental school she obtained her specialty certificate in Endodontics, and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. Her thesis was focused on the regeneration of pulp (nerve) tissue. After residency she opened a private practice on the north side of Chicago, but her pursuit of quality in the field of dentistry eventually brought her to the San Antonio area. Since moving here, Dr. Prescott, her husband, and children have quickly come to love the warmer weather…and southern hospitality!
Dr. Prescott is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics, as well as a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the San Antonio District Dental Society. In 2013, Dr. Prescott worked (and studied) hard to achieve Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Prescott is now a Board Certified Endodontist, and takes pride in staying up to date with the latest research and developments in Endodontics.
Besides her clinical expertise, Dr. Prescott is also known for the compassion she shows her patients. When in college, Dr. Prescott minored in Spanish and studied in Argentina for a semester because she wanted to be able to speak directly with her Spanish speaking patients. Dr. Prescott is also trained in conscious sedation to be able to provide a more relaxing experience to both her pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Prescott has a love for children and is very involved in foster care and adoption. She recently had the privilege of adopting two amazing siblings from the San Antonio area, making her family a family of 6! When not caring for patients, hanging out with her big family, or BIG dog, Dr. Prescott can be found outdoors or at the local CrossFit box.
Dr. Kent Hamilton has been practicing periodontics in San Antonio since 1984. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, he received his certificate in periodontics from the UTHSC at San Antonio.
Dr. Hamilton was an Air force Pilot who served a one-year residency in the U.S. Air Force, where he practiced general dentistry for the next six years. He has taught at the Texas A&M Department of Biochemistry and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and San Antonio.
He is a father of two children. He is active in numerous professional associations and has published papers on a variety of topics, including grafting techniques and soft and hard tissue regeneration. He has been featured in publications such as, Inside Magazine, San Antonio Magazine, Texas Monthly and Texas Super Dentists.
He is a well-known speaker who is published and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards and is recently named “Who’s Who” in the Global Directory, “America’s Top Dentist” for Periodontics and Implants in The Guide to Americas Top Dentist consumer Research Council of America. The Consumer Business Review also recognizes Dr. Hamilton as the Periodontist of the Year both in 2000 and 2002.
Angelo OliverioPractice Administrator
After serving 25 years in the United States Military in the medical and dental fields, Angelo Olivero joined the Excellent Dental Specialists as the Practice Administrator. Originally from the east coast, he and his family fell in love with San Antonio while stationed here and have put down roots for the future. He has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association of Dental Office Managers. He is married and has four wonderful children.
Jackie BowersRegistered Dental Assistant
Jackie Bowers has an extensive career in implant and sedation dentistry. With over 33 years of experience, she began her training at Samuel Clements in and continued her education at Texas A&I Kingsville. After working in general dentistry for fifteen years, Jackie joined the team at Excellent Dental Specialists in 1989 and has been specially trained as a surgical assistant, using her refined skills for the past eighteen years. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys being outdoors and taking trips to the beach, and says her number one mission at EDS is to make beautiful smiles.
Veronica LaraAdministration Manager
Originally from San Bernardino, California, Veronica Lara has a wealth of experience in dentistry. After working for a pediatric dentist for three years, she came to join the Excellent Dental Specialists team in 2010. She worked in the field for over 15 years to date, and brings a great deal of knowledge to the table. On her days off, Veronica enjoys spending time with her three children.
Sharon RamirezRegistered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in the heart of San Antonio, Sharon Ramirez is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has a passion for changing lives “one smile at a time”. After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2001, Sharon worked in general dentistry for five years. Following her passion, she moved to Texas and joined the practice in 2006. For the past ten years, Sharon has furthered her experience and fostered her passion for dentistry at EDS. At home, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband in addition to watching movies and riding bikes with her two sons.