Amanda Dorvelus


English, Creole/French
BS in Dental Hygiene
Clayton State University

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I actually has bad dental anxiety growing up, so overtime I had to learn to conquer my fear. As you get older you realize it is not as bad as you make the images in your mind to be. Fixing your smile should be a relaxing experience not a dreadful one.

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

Nobody initially inspired me, I just knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but not to become a nurse like everybody encourages you to be. Therefore, in high school being I had good grades, I got the opportunity to shadow a dentist. I instantly feel in love. Recently my nieces' and nephews' dentist inspired me even more and gave me the confirmation that I was in the right field. Becoming a dentist is my main goal, therefore I can not wait to accomplish just that.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing the patients smile at the end of the appointment! Also, to hear a patient say, "It was not that bad after all, you helped me overcome my fear, I'm coming back to see you." Truly makes me heart skip a beat.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Birthday cake, add the sprinkles, hold the cherry, with just the right amount of whipped cream or cookies and cream with not to much oreo, just right :)

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

Walking the trail, picking out a new place to eat at, or catching up on my favorite series

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Influencing/helping the youth; a teacher

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

Drake or Bryson Tiller

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Traveling to new places and milkshakes! TO DIE FOR!!!