I am Amanda Maggart, a Tennessee native growing up in Carthage, Tennessee. I attended dental hygiene school at Remington College in Nashville, Tennessee graduating in the first class of 2012, receiving the Golden Scaler award from Hu-Friedy. In my first year working clinically I continued furthering my education and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at East Tennessee State University graduating in 2015. I have a passion for dentistry. I have been working in the dental field since 2009, while attending undergrad at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. I have worked as a front office assistant, registered dental assistant, hygiene assistant and for 10 years now a Registered Dental Hygienist. I love the dental field and have a passion for caring for my patients! I currently live in Lebanon, TN and work clinically full-time in Murfreesboro, TN at a small private dental office with a great team. When I am not cleaning teeth I enjoy competing in drag racing with my family and my number one fan, my pup Chevy, a 3 year old Cavachon.
I have been a member of ADHA since I was in school as a SADHA member, then transitioned into a professional member after graduation. I always wanted to be part of growing my profession so to me being part of my dental association was very important. I feel I am very out-going and easily drawn to people. Funny story: at my first Nashville Dental Hygiene meeting as an official ADHA member out of school I was asked to be secretary. Seven years later I was the President of Nashville Dental Hygienists’ Association, never looking back and wearing many hats within the association and gaining far more opportunities than I can even count. I have held many leadership positions, beginning on the local level and currently serving as a state officer and somehow arriving here as President-Elect of Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association. I have always pictured myself being a leader, but without ADHA, TNDHA and NDHA I don’t know if I would have had the confidence to jump right in. Being part of an association with my career’s best interest at heart made it easier to step out and share my passion. Over the years, I have gained as much or more than I have given. I have gained knowledge with every position held. I have gained friendships that will last a lifetime and endless memories I could never add up. The best part of Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association is the ability to connect with other hygienists and build lifelong relationships and help grow our profession! That is my WHY! I am excited for the opportunity to grow my profession and help other dental hygienists along the way. The ability to learn and strive for the best growth in our hygiene profession has always been important to me. Dental hygienists have a special gift that I know we all want to share with the world so let’s start with Tennessee!