January 4, 2021

59- @Drpamela_Maragliano RDH to Prostho with

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD 

Welcome back peeps! Happy new year to all the dental professionals out there STILL killing it in 2021.

A big thank you to our peeps at Hu-Friedy for supporting this amazing episode. Here are the link we mentioned! 

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Today we are happy to have Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist. She offers advice for new dental hygienists, walks us through her experience failing the board exams, and answers all of our questions:

  • How hard is a clinical dental hygiene board exam in the US?
  • How does a hygienist open their own practice?
  • What is a dental hygienists’ role in a prosthodontic practice?
  • Is it legal to perform dental surgery on a dead body?

Dr. Pam has blazed a remarkable trail in her career. She earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry. After obtaining her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a former dental hygienist:  she earned her B.S.D.H. degree from Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and A.S. degree in Math and Science from SUNY Orange in New York. 

Since being awarded the 2010 Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year by the American Dental Association, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is an internationally recognized lecturer and is extensively published. She has also been recognized as Incisal Edge Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Edward A. Diana alumni award for Leadership in Healthcare from SUNY Orange and Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.  She has additionally been recognized as Boston Magazine’s Top Dentists in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is the Chief Editor for DentistryIQ.com, Editorial Director for the Dental Academy of Continuing Education, Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and maintains her private practice at Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA.

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz maintains professional memberships with the following organizations: American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Dental Sciences, Spear Study Club

On a personal note, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz enjoys travel, yoga, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and pets. 


Find Pamela online:

IG: @drpamela_maragliano

Facebook: @PamelaMaragliano-Muniz



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