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ADEA Connect Ambassador Spotlight: Dr. Aamna Nayyar

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Each month an ADEA Connect Ambassador will be highlighted based on their contributions to ADEA Connect. Learn more about ambassador responsibilities in the ADEA Connect Ambassador Overview.

Aamna Nayyar, D.D.S., is a Community Ambassador for ADEA SIG on Dental Hygiene Clinical Coordinators. Read more about Dr. Nayyar and her professional experience below.    

Say Hello to Aamna Nayyar, D.D.S.!   


Director, Department of Dental Health
Santa Fe Community College – New Mexico  

What professional tip or advice would you like to share about your profession?

Muhammad Ali said, “The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Dentistry is one of the services to humanity that I find rewarding. Being a female dentist and an educator has provided me flexibility in my work schedule to spend time with the family. To see my students succeed is my success.

What is your #1 reason for becoming an ADEA member?

I am a learner by nature and like being in the company of those who can teach me. ADEA is a platform that allows like-minded people to come together and learn from each other. Plus, I appreciate the free continuing education credits.

What has been the most rewarding experience of your career?

My students’ success.

How has ADEA Connect been useful to you?

ADEA Connect keeps me informed about the discussions, announcements and upcoming events in dental education. I have utilized free CE offers as well. I feel connected with the dental educators and feel the freedom of asking related questions when I need to. 

What is your favorite hobby or place to travel?

I have several hobbies depending on the mood. Cooking, baking, enjoying the nature and volunteering are my relaxation. I still have many countries on my to-do list for travel. I love historical sites too.

Published on February 8, 2023

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