Dr. Amanda Hoffmeister is not only a dentist — she also has a passion for promoting eco-friendly dentistry and educating people online.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Amanda came from a medical family. She naturally gravitated towards science and a career in healthcare.
Amanda was 14 when she first knew she wanted to be a dentist. Growing up, her family’s dentist happened to also be her best friend’s father. Amanda and her best friend always joked that they would grow up to be dentists together, and here she is today, an accomplished pediatric dentist.
Amanda completed a 3+3 program — three years of undergraduate studies and then three years of dental school to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree — at the University of the Pacific.
She completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency and now works in a private practice dental office as a pediatric dentist. She has been a dentist for almost 10 years.
Amanda was drawn to working with children since she had prior experience in settings like camps and babysitting. As a dentist, she adores educating kids about their oral health and helping them to establish healthy habits.
Amanda’s favorite thing about her job is definitely her patients. She loves when her young patients tell her that they are excited to go to the dentist. It is common for kids to be nervous to go to the dentist, and Amanda aims to ensure that all of her patients have a comfortable experience.
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