Aamna Nayyar, B.Sc., BDS, GPR, DDS
Director, Department of Dental Health

Aamna Nayyar holds dental practice license in good standing with Dental Board of California and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. She has been serving as the Director of Department of Dental Health at SFCC since 2003. Previous to that she worked as the adjunct faculty and ran a private solo dental practice. She is a reviewer and an author of dental publications including, contribution to the dental textbooks, and CE courses. She is a presenter at various regional, state, national and international seminars and conferences.

License/ Certification:

  • Current CPR/ BLS
  • California Dentist License
  • Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) for US Dental License – Pass
  • US National Dental Boards – Pass
  • Pakistan Medical & Dental Council – Dentist License

Education:

Memberships:

  • NM Oral Health Coalition (Chair)
  • President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC)- (Chair)
  • OTL Steering Committee at SFCC – Member
  • NM Medicaid Steering Committee (Member)
  • NM Dental Therapist Steering Committee (Member)
  • Ex-American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • NM Dental Educator’s Consortium
  • (VTCC) Villa Therese Catholic Charities (Board member), Quality Assurance Committee (Chair)
  • Salam Academy Board (Board member)
  • NM Medical Reserves Corp. (Volunteer)
  • Quality Matter (QM) – Reviewer

Awards and Achievements:

  • QM
  • SFCC Best Team Award (2nd place)- President Diversity Advisory Committee, 2019
  • Con Alma – Hero of Health Award nominee, 2017
  • SFCC Faculty Excellence Award Recipient, 2017
  • SFCC Staff Excellence Award Nominee, 2005 – and later years
  • SFCC Best Team Award- School of Health & Sciences, 2016
  • SFCC Best Team Award (1st place) – President Diversity Advisory Committee, 2015
  • 2010- made Semi-finalist in Dr. Bicuspid Excellence in Teaching Award- Dental Assisting
  • 2009 NISOD Excellence Award recipient!  The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005 – and later years
  • Certificate of Merit for 1st Position in Dental Prosthetics (LUMHS)
  • Certificate of Merit for 1st Position in Orthodontia (LUMHS)
  • Silver Medal, Certificate of Excellence and Merit Scholarship for 2nd Position in 4th (Final) year Professional Exams (LUMHS)
  • 6th Position in 3rd-year Professional Exams – Certificate of Excellence and Merit Scholarship (LUMHS)
  • 5th Position in 2nd-year Professional Exams – Certificate of Excellence and Merit Scholarship with Distinction in Dental Anatomy (LUMHS)
  • 4th Position in 1st-year Professional Exams – Certificate of Excellence and Merit Scholarship with Distinction in Physiology (LUMHS)
  • Karachi University- Distinction in Botany