Throughout dental school, Dr. Amanda served as an advocate for improving access to oral healthcare during pregnancy in the state of North Carolina. She received both an Albert Schweitzer fellowship and an AAPHD grant to educate medical students at the UNC-Chapel Hill medical school on the importance of including oral health during their routine prenatal care, as well as creating a rotation at the UNC School of Dentistry where fourth year dental students had the opportunity to triage and treat pregnant patients. She presented this work at the AAPHD meeting in Huntsville, Alabama and published it in the Journal of Dental Education in 2015.
She completed her Masters thesis with a focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing as a technique to help reduce the incidence of new caries in a high caries risk dental population. She presented this work at the 2016 AAPD annual session in San Antonio, Texas entitled “Effects of Preventive Recall Strategy Following Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation” and hopes that this project will help educate pediatric dental providers on applying risk-based strategies to help reduce the burden of early childhood caries.
Dr. Amanda’s Hobbies: She loves paddle boarding, taking her 2 boxer dogs down to the river, and exploring new restaurants in Richmond with her husband, Ryan.