Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen – ADOHTA 2021

Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Presentation Title:
Aces and Cases in Oral Medicine

Perth, Bunbury and Darwin Oral Medicine Specialist. Australian Dental Association (WA) Treasurer. TEDx and Public Speaker. Educator. Not-for Profit Board Director.

BDSc (UniMelb), MRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Oral Med) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), Cert ADL, FOMAA, FPFA, FICD

Amanda Phoon Nguyen is an Oral Medicine Specialist. ​Her clinical and research interests include orofacial pain, oral mucosal disorders, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine. In plain language, this includes things such as red and white patches in the mouth, mouth ulcers, changes in the tissues of your mouth, oral cancer and precancer, jaw pain, jaw clicking and locking, teeth grinding, saliva and salivary gland problems, headaches, facial pain and devices to wear for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

​Amanda is known for her clinical expertise, approachability, devotion to patient care, and masterful ability to harness modern technology, especially social media, to support her patients and share her passion for oral medicine. Amanda completed her specialist training at the University of Western Australia, and her understanding of oral medicine became personal when a family member developed oral cancer. When Amanda completed her training, she was even more motivated to help others. Today, she is happy to support patients in her role as clinician at POMDSC, and with her public appointment at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia.

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​Amanda is committed to clinical excellence and continuing education. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, Editor, and Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), reviewer of continuing professional development (CPD) for the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and has been on the WA Dental CPD committee for over 6 years. Amanda believes in interdisciplinary teamwork and is part of the WA Orthognathic Multidisciplinary group. In 2017, she received a peer review award. That year, she was involved in the Australasian Sleep Association mentorship program, helping guide her professional path. Amanda continues to be engaged in research, publishing in and reviewing for several journals. Her gift for teaching and public speaking motivates her to give informational lectures on many clinical and research issues, and she is regularly invited to present nationally and internationally.

​Amanda is heavily involved with various professional committees. She is Treasurer of ADA(WA), Secretary of RACDS(WA), Treasurer of the International Association for Dental Research (Perth Region), and Secretary of the Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia. Amanda holds Certificate of Advanced Dental Leadership.

Both in her role as a clinician and without, Amanda is committed to public service. A proud Royal Australian Navy ex-servicewoman, she enjoyed serving her country. Today, she carries on assisting her peers, students, and patients by teaching and raising awareness for oral medicine at the University, on social media platforms, dental forums, and special interest pages. Amanda’s hard work paid off when her project on Improving Compliance in Head and Neck cancer patients received a Wrigley Company Foundation ADHF Community Service Grant. She has been awarded Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Fellowship of the International College of Dentists for services to the profession.

​Amanda dedicates her energy to supporting community causes. She is a Director of the Jaye Radisich Foundation and on committee of Healing Smiles, a volunteer organization providing pro-bono treatment to domestic violence victims. As a healthcare provider, Amanda prides herself on the attention she gives all her patients. In her practice, she is devoted to combining her knowledge of oral medicine with top-quality patient-oriented care. She is enthusiastic about helping her paediatric patients. Her love of improving the lives of the next generation doesn’t just exist within the walls of her clinic. To bring out the laughs of patients of a local children’s hospital, she volunteers as mascot Stitches the Bear.

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