Dental Department Faculty

Aamna Nayyar
Director, Department of Dental Health

Aamna Nayyar holds a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, and Doctorate degree in dentistry from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan. She received a silver medal for top honors in the final year of her dental degree. Aamna completed two years of post-graduate residency in general dentistry at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She is has her dental practice license in good standing with Dental Board of California and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. She is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Skill-USA.

Aamna has been teaching at SFCC since 2002 and previously ran a private dental practice. She has been included in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" since 2005. She is also the recipient of NISOD Staff Excellence Award. She is a reviewer and author of several dental publications. Recently she had the honor of serving New Mexicans as a Triage in Mission of Mercy (NM- MOM) 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.

P. L. Fan
Adjunct Faculty

P. L. Fan holds a BSc  from the University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He was assistant research scientist in the Department of Dental Materials, School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan before serving as a staff member of the science division of the American Dental Association for 27 years. He was senior director of International Science and Standards of the American Dental Association prior to retiring to Santa Fe.

Dr. Fan served as vice chair of the Science Committee of the World Dental Federation. He was a visiting professor, Faculty of Dentistry, at the Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok, Thailand. Currently he volunteers with the American Dental Association, developing international and U.S. standards for dental products. In this capacity he chairs several working groups developing standards for materials, equipment and oral care products.

Dr. Fan is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He is a reviewer for several dental journals and is author or co-author of over 90 publications.

Lisa Rodriguez
Adjunct Faculty

Lisa Rodriguez is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field over 25 years. She is an assistant in a private practice and has been an instructor at The Santa Fe Community College for over 10 years. She currently teaches Dental Radiology Preparation Course. In addition, she teaches through The American Red Cross, and and provides Leadership Workshops for dental offices.

For more information, please contact Dr. Amna Nayyar, 505-428-1258,

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