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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Eeds

DDS

The Navarro Dental Center office reflects Dr. Eeds’ philosophy of care. “I like to treat people the way I would want to be treated,” he said.  “Our new state of the art facility was designed with the comfort of our patients in mind.”  The soft tones of the new office décor help calm patients of all ages as they arrive for services.  Wi-Fi access, in addition to TV and music selections are available for patients’ use.  To ease the anxiety often associated with dental work, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) , sedation dentistry and may also offer prescriptions for relaxation. The new facility is also fully handicap accessible.  We treat a lot of children and offer a special “KidZone” waiting area equipped with video games, TV and toys to help them look forward to coming to the dentist.  Dr. Eeds is on staff at Navarro Regional Hospital where he treats younger children under general anesthesia.

“We will always recommend what we feel is best for our patient’s oral health, and with modern technology, we can provide conservative solutions quickly and effectively. We get a lot of word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied patients”.  Referrals may be made, as well as appointments requested, on-line at their easy to navigate website or on their Facebook page at NavarroDentalCenter.com.  On-site reviews rate Dr. Eeds and his staff as having a professional, kind and gentle demeanor.

A native of Dallas, Dr. Eeds graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and Baylor College of Dentistry. In the practice of dentistry since 1974, Dr. Eeds is also a member of the American Orthodontic Society.  Dr. Eeds updates his dental skills continually in order to bring the latest advancements in dental care to his patients.  The office manager, Evie Eeds, Dr. Eeds’ wife, is joined by seven friendly, well-trained and experienced employees who provide patients high quality preventive and restorative dentistry services.  Bilingual staff is also available and emergencies are seen the same day.

In their spare time, the couple enjoys traveling.  Their hobby of scuba diving has taken them to many of the most beautiful places in the world−Cozumel, Mexico, Honduras, Bonaire, the Grand Cayman Islands and Key West, Florida.  Mike and Evie are both certified as Master Scuba Divers.  Dr. Eeds is an emergency medical technician (EMT), a diver medical technician (DMT) and a certified hyperbaric technician.  Included in their travels is also a medical mission trip to Guatemala where they provided dental services for the indigenous Mayan people of that region.

Dr. Eeds owns four classic muscle cars which reflect his interest in the 1960s. He has also been the CEO of Martin Brothers Bikes, where custom motorcycles were designed and built. “He was living his mid-life dream,” Evie said. During that time the company built The Patriot Bike which won the World Bike BuildOff , and was featured on numerous shows on the Discovery Channel . “That was our 15 minutes of fame,” Dr. Eeds quipped.

Dr. Eeds and Evie are parents of grown children, son, Chad and daughter, Erika.  They are members of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. A friendship with Dr. John Gober, son of Dr. Ralston Gober, brought the Eeds to Corsicana. “We came to visit and liked the small town atmosphere,” Dr. Eeds said. This couple, who went to the same big town, Dallas high school, is now looking forward to investing in the future of Corsicana.


Dr. Chris Richardson

DDS

As a Dallas-Fort Worth resident for over 20 years, Dr. Chris Richardson and his family are proud to call Texas their home. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University in 2005 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2011.

His commitment to excellence in dental care means Dr. Richardson stays current with all dental procedures through continuing education classes, dental workshops, and respected dental journals such as the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is also a proud and current member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society.

Dr. Richardson is married to his lovely wife Jessica as well as a father to two young boys. He is a strong believer in community service and making a lasting, positive impact on the lives of his patients and the people around him.


Dr. Joshua Haden

DDS

Why I Love Being A Dentist

"For me, the profession of dentistry has many  rewarding qualities that provide both, job satisfaction and a sense of personal accomplishment.  The ability to relieve pain for my patients, working with patients to solve complex dental  problems, and giving patients that smile they always wanted all invoke a feeling of professional success.  However, the most fulfilling aspect is that of creating long term relations, and dare I say, friendships between myself and my patients. 

I attended Navarro College and UT Tyler to attain a Bachelor's in Biology; UT Houston School of Dentistry  for my doctorate, and an Advanced General Dentistry residency at Fort Benning, Ga.  Professional associations include OKU dental honor society, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and active membership in the 6th Dental district.  I have served as president of the 6th dental district and have been a member of the TDA House of Delegates since 2010.  Continuing education is of highest importance to me.  CE includes  Preceptorship in Dental Implantology from UT San Antonio School of Dentistry, laser dentistry certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, as well as a multitude of courses in operative and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and periodontics.

As for my personal background, my family has been in the Dresden/Blooming Grove area for six generations, having  strong ties to our community and church.  My wife, Laura, is the 6th grade English/Language Arts teacher in Blooming Grove and has taught there since 2007.  Laura and I have 3 children:  Kate, 19; Claire, 15, and Nate, 12.  Kate attends Texas Tech, majoring in speech pathology and Claire and Nathan attend Blooming Grove Schools.  My family is my life's work and I enjoy every minute with them.  We actively serve in our church  as Christians are called to do.  Being a dentist affords opportunities to serve in this facet of my life as well.   As much as dentistry comes with heavy responsibilities and obligations, it offers ultimate job satisfaction and this truly is a blessing."


Dr. Gary Pundt

DDS

Dr. Pundt has followed his passion in dentistry to help patients in a variety of ways. He loves helping people see a new era in dentistry that is not the stereotypical dental visit. He incorporates new technology and modern techniques, he helps patients de-stress in a calm / relaxing environment, he helps people get out of pain, he promotes optimum oral health care, he thrives on helping people create a smile they are proud to see in the mirror every day.

He approaches every patient with the same kind, caring, compassionate care that each patient deserves. He strives to give each patient the type of care he would give his own family members. His goal is to combine his experience and gentle touch with advanced technology in dentistry to provide the ultimate patient experience – no matter what the treatment involves.  Dr. Pundt maintains Continuing Education classes that keep him in touch with the latest in technology and advances in dentistry.

Dr. Pundt earned his degree in Business Management from his undergraduate studies at Southwestern Adventist University, a small Christian university in Keene, Texas. He went on to earn his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in 2004. He graduated with Distinguished Recognition from the Removable Prosthodontics Department. He not only assisted as a student instructor during his tenure there, but continued as an Associate Professor with LLUSD for another year following graduation.

After 11 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Pundt joined Navarro Dental Center in 2015. He enjoys the freedom that General Dentistry brings by allowing him to serve his patients in all aspects of dental care. He enjoys offering Endodontic care, Oral Surgery, and improving the cosmetic appearance of patients' smiles. He also offers same-day porcelain restorations to his patients.

Dr Pundt has served the dental needs of others through international dental mission trips to a variety of countries including Mexico, Nicaragua, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent, and St. Kitts. He also participates with a variety of local organizations that provide free dentistry through Dentistry From The Heart, Mission of Mercy, Pathways To Health, and others.

When he is not helping patients receive top-notch dental care, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. They have three chihuahuas that keep them company. On the top of his outdoor activities is boating, wake boarding, skiing, and dirt bike riding. 


Dr. Nemovi

DDS

Dr. Nemovi received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry . After practicing for several years he was awarded the opportunity to attend school at the University of West Virginia, in order to complete an advanced one-year Periodontal Preceptor Surgery Residency where he received training in complex Implant surgery, full mouth extractions, tissue grafting, sinus lifts, and bone augmentation surgeries.

Dr. Nemovi has served as part-time clinical faculty at the West Virginia College of Dentistry as Clinical instructor and clinical evaluator for 3rd and 4th year dental students. He was also guest lecturer presenting different topics in Cosmetic and Surgical Dentistry.

Furthermore, he has completed an extensive training in IV moderate conscious sedation in order to better treat his anxious patients not only for surgery but also for simple procedure such as fillings and cleanings. He currently holds dental licenses in 3 different states. He has advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry (including Veneers & Lumineers®) and holds an advanced level invisalign certificate.

He has completed advanced training at the Pikos Institute for Advanced Implant Soft Tissue Grafting, Advanced Bone Grafting, Sinus grafting for implants, American Academy of Facial Esthetic for Botox and Dermal Fillers and more.

Dr. Nemovi is a certified piano instructor and music composer. He has composed and arranged music in different genre including jazz, classical, house, R&B and modern music. His compositions were played on OKC FOX Morning News.