Dr. Amanda Nichols Amed DDS AEGD
Dr. Amanda Nichols Amed completed her graduate and postgraduate dental training at Columbia University in New York City, and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Upon graduation from dental school Dr. Amed was accepted into the highly competitive Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Columbia University. While finishing her training in treating complex cosmetic and preventative dentistry cases that provides the foundation for her success today she has also cherished being able to provide guidance and training to DDS candidates in their training. Personalized, attentive, professional and a health first approach to dentistry that all her patients have come to respect and love about her is her credo and her philosophy.
Dr. Amed did her growing up in the sailing and fishing towns of picturesque Marblehead and Swampscott, Massachusetts. Her New England roots defined her love for the ocean, sailing, and seafood. Growing up sailing the Marblehead harbor, she also loved teaching it to the generation behind her. Now, her love for dentistry is her best reward and she is thrilled to help people with a happy, healthy, and vibrant smile in the heart of midtown under the lights of New York City.
During her time at McGill University, while she excelled towards the completion of her degree in biochemistry she also devoted herself to medical research later publishing her findings several times in prestigious medical journals. Her pursuit of answers in the field of dentistry and medicine witnessed her continued devotion to research and further publication of her findings while she was a DDS candidate at Columbia University. The oceans of New England will be home for the holidays, but the reward of helping people to smile confidently is her everyday joy.
An avid traveler, Dr. Amed’s holidays have taken her and her husband to places like Bhutan, Vietnam, Kenya, Thailand, India, Italy, Belgium, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, France, England and elsewhere points all over the globe. Perhaps her patient population appreciates the expanse of her cultural insight because it is comprised of professionals, artists, singers, dancers, students, young, old, and middle, from all different walks of life and parts of the planet. But, the ease of her brand of dentistry, based upon singular concepts of care, a personal connection with her patients, a comprehensive understanding of their needs, with the ability and desire to listen makes for a seamless transition to her no matter the extent of a person’s past dental experience. A visit to Dr. Amed’s office reveals her desire to share her personal existence reflected in the personal nature of her care, in the paintings of her late father, Ronald Nichols, and from her travels, and in the personal decorative touches of her sister, and her mother.
Dr. Amed’s Research Projects
Dr. Amanda Nichols Amed has completed several research projects dealing with cancer, joint disease, and the biochemical link between periodontal disease and Type II diabetes. The results of many of these studies have been published in many prominent medical and dental journals worldwide.
- Plasma Levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha in Patients with Chronic Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes. S. Engebretson, R. Turkenich, A. Nichols, J. Hey-Hadavi, R. Celenti, J. Grbic Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2007 Jan;34(1):18-24.
- Plasma TNF and Endotoxin in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Periodontitis Subjects. A.K. NICHOLS, M. CHESLER, H.I. GOLDSTEIN, J. LERCHE-SEHM, and S.P. ENGEBRETSON, IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session March 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii
- C-reactive Protein, Interleukin-6, Periodontitis,and Type 2 Diabetes. J. LERCHE-SEHM, A.K. NICHOLS, M. CHESLER, H.I. GOLDSTEIN, and S.P. ENGEBRETSON, IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session March 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii
- DNA-PKcs-OBA/Ku associate in the absence of DNA, as revealed by two-dimensional capillary gel electromobility shift assay. Electrophoresis. 2002 Aug;23(15):2485-9. Ruiz MT, Nichols A, Price GB, Zannis-Hadjopoulos M.
- Epitope Determination of Anti-proteoglycan Antibodies. Dr. Joe Makkerh, Amanda Nichols, Caroline Webber, Dr. John Mort. Canadian Connective Tissue Network Meeting in Kingston, Ontario; 1997
- Epitope Determination of Anti-proteoglycan Antibodies. Dr. Joe Makkerh, Amanda Nichols, Caroline Webber, Dr. John Mort. Keystone Symposium on Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pathology and Future Therapies in Durango, Colorado; 1998
- Epitope Determination by a Molecular Modelling Approach. Dr. Joe Makkerh, Amanda Nichols, Caroline Webber, Dr. John Mort. Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Ottawa Ontario; 1998