Rerun Series: Find your support network on social media.

Picked by Christina Potestas

This series of re-run episodes is a curated selection of interviews to help listeners cut through the noise of social media and start finding their support network of dentists who are actively sharing their expertise and life online. These interviews reveal more about the real person behind the Instagram profile – I hope that it opens doors to a network of potential mentors and starts what may be a guiding and inspiring relationship beyond graduation. 

In today’s episode, I am throwing back the amazing chat between Dr Erica Hwin and Oral Medicine Specialist Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen. Not only is this one of my favourite episodes but one that provides answers to some challenges we may face in life as a dentist; from trying to fit everything in as a busy clinician, to finding the courage to say no and even simply being a female in the dental profession. Dr Nguyen shares clinical evidence, practical advice and her interest in oral medicine and pathology to her 6000+ Instagram followers so do yourself a favour and make sure to follow along as well. Links to her socials can be found below.

Sit back and enjoy the re-run of What I Wish I Knew tip #94 – Standing your ground with Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen.


Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Amanda is a Perth Oral medicine specialist, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, and Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about oral medicine, and her professional roles include co-chair of the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, and is the College News Editor and an Examiner of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. She is also on the Board of Studies in Oral Medicine for the RACDS. She is President of Women in Dentistry WA, Vice President of the Dental Specialists Society of WA, secretary of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons WA, Treasurer of the International Association for Dental Research (Perth region), on the board of directors of the Jaye Radisich Foundation and Uniting Smiles, and on various other committees. She was the former Vice President of the Australian Dental Association Western Australian (ADAWA).

She represents her specialty at several multidisciplinary meetings and at the Ehlers Danlos Society. An accomplished international and national speaker, she is passionate about her speciality, regularly lecturing and teaching and sharing educational content online.

Amanda has received multiple awards and commendations, including a peer review award, an ADA Valuable Service award and ADHF Wrigley Community Service Grant for her work.  A keen researcher and clinician, she regularly publishes and reviews for renowned journals. Her interests include oral mucosal disease, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine.

Facebook: /oralmedicineoralpathology

Instagram: @oralmedicineoralpathology

Youtube: AmandaPhoonNguyenOralMedicine


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