Dental Staff

Meet the Doctors

 

Walter Machowski Jr., DMD

    Dr. Walter Machowski Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College in 1977. He later received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine in 1982. 

  

     Dr. Walter has been serving as a General Dentist in Myrtle Beach, SC since 1982 in two practices with his wife, Dr. Sarah Godbold-Machowski, DMD. Prior to his election State Board of Dentistry, he taught senior Dental students from MUSC on performing restorative procedures for indigent patients for the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine at Horry Georgetown Technical College. 

 

    Dr. Walter is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association(SCDA), Pierre Fouchard Society, the Southern Conference of Dean and Dental Examiners, and the American Association of Dental Boards. He is a Delegate and Alternate Delegate of the SCDA for the Pee Dee District, and is currently the Secretary for the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry. He is a South Carolina representative for the National organization that formulates the Dental Exam for licensure of Dental Hygienists in the US known as ADEX, and is an examiner for CITA, the organization that administers licensure exams in SC. He also previously served as the President for the Pee Dee District of the SCDA and the Grand Strand Dental Society.  

  

Sarah Godbold-Machowski, DMD

    Dr. Sarah Godbold-Machowski graduated from University of South Carolina-Coastal Carolina University in 1978 with her undergraduate degree. She then went on to MUSC and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1984.

    Dr. Sarah has been a General Dentist in Myrtle Beach, SC since 1984 in two practices with her husband, Dr. Walter Machowski, Jr., DMD. She took over the Myrtle Beach location after her father, Dr. Clyde E Godbold, retired. She serves as an Adjunct Professor to Senior Dental students from MUSC for the James D. Edwards College of Dental Medicine at Horry Georgetown Technical College performing restorative procedures for indigent patients. She also is a Clinical Part-time instructor at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in the Dental Hygiene program and teaches Oral Pathology and Periodontics to the Dental Hygiene students.   

    Dr. Sarah is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Grand Strand Dental Society. She is a Membership Chairman and a Delegate and Alternate Delegate of SCDA for the Pee Dee District. She also serves as a Chairman for the Pierre Fouchard Society and has been a Board Member for the SCDA Foundation since 2015. 

 

 

    Dr. Walter and Dr. Sarah were both born and raised in South Carolina. Dr. Walter comes from Charleston, SC and Dr. Sarah was born in Myrtle Beach, SC. They raised all 3 of their children here in Myrtle Beach. Their oldest son, Walter III,(33) graduated from The Citadal and currently works as an Account Manager for Threatt Management in Charleston, SC. Mary(30) graduated from MUSC with a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine. She is currently living in Augusta, Georgia where she is in a 3 year Prosthodontics residency. Their youngest daughter, Katie,(26) graduated from Wofford College and is going back to school for Nursing while working at Benjamin’s Calabash. 

 

    Both Dr. Sarah and Dr. Walter have volunteered with SOS in Myrtle Beach treating emergency patients. As well as giving time to Give Kids A Smile, Christina’s Smile, Dental Access Days(DAD), and Donated Dental Services. Their practice has been restoring implants since 1988, using digital radiology the past 15 years, and has been utilizing Cerec crown and bridge the past 10 years.