Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen
BDSc (UniMelb), MRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Oral Med) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), Cert ADL, FOMAA, FPFA, FICD, FADI, MAICD
Perth and Darwin Oral Medicine Specialist. Consultant Perth Children's Hospital. University of Western Australia Adjunct Senior Lecturer. President Women in Dentistry. TEDx and Public Speaker. Educator. Not-for Profit Board Director.
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, and as a Consultant at the Perth Children's Hospital.
Amanda is committed to clinical excellence and continuing education. She is adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia, the Editor, and an Examiner and on the Board of Studies (Oral Medicine) 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 7 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 Chair of the Scientific and Education Committee of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, Secretary of RACDS(WA), Chair of the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, Treasurer of the International Association for Dental Research (Perth Region), and Vice President of the Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia. Amanda holds Certificate of Advanced Dental Leadership, and Membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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 an Australian Dental Association Valuable Service Award, Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Fellowship of the International College of Dentists and Fellowship of the Academy of Dentistry International for services to the profession.
Amanda dedicates her energy to supporting community causes. She is a Director of Uniting Smiles and the Jaye Radisich Foundation and previously 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.
At your appointment with Amanda, you can expect a friendly smile, a listening ear, clinical expertise, excellent communication, and genuine empathy. Amanda is fluent in Mandarin.
Australian Dental Association WA
Amanda was on the ADA WA Executive and Council, and was Vice President of the Australian Dental Association (Western Australia).
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Amanda is on the Board of Studies in Oral Medicine. She is also Editor of the RACDS College News, Secretary of the Western Australia Regional Committee and is a examiner and mentor for the MRACDS (General Dental Practice) program.
WA Dental CPD
Amanda is part of the WA Dental Continuing Professional Development Committee for the past 7 years.
International Association for Dental Research
Amanda is Treasurer of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth Region.
Board of Directors
Amanda is on the Board of Directors of Uniting Smiles, a dental charity, and the Jaye Radisch Foundation, which is engaged with cancer research and community outreach.
Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia
Amanda is Vice President of the Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia.
Amanda is a Consultant at the Perth Children's Hospital. She is also involved with dental student teaching as an adjunct senior lecturer, and has a public appointment at the Oral Medicine Clinic at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia Annex in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands WA.
Amanda actively volunteers for the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation, the Healing Smiles program which provides pro-bono dental treatment for domestic violence victims, and organizes fundraisers for organizations such as the Cancer Council of Western Australia and Red Cross Australia.