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    Meet the Dental Products Report Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017

    Now in its eighth year of recognizing exceptional women in the dental industry, Dental Products Report is thrilled to introduce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017.

     

    Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

    Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizCategory: Dentist

    Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz first became a dental hygienist because her parents didn’t think that pursuing a professional career in ice hockey was realistic. Luckily, she fell in love with dental hygiene upon entering her program and never looked back. Today, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is one of the leading prosthodontists in her field and she is proud of her career, grateful for the opportunities she’s been able to take advantage of, and thankful to the mentors who helped her get where she is today.

    “I was working for a prosthodontist and if I was going to go to dental school, I wanted to be the best dentist I could be, and it seemed to me that being the best dentist meant becoming a prosthodontist,” she remembers. “I always thank dental hygiene and my dental hygiene instructors for changing my life and inspiring me.”

    Outside of her work as a prosthodontist, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is also an instructor. She loves seeing dentistry evolve as technology and digital media become more readily available and bend itself to the will of the dental industry. 

    “I’m excited to see how technology continues to change the dental industry,” she says. “I think it is an exciting time to be in the industry and I am constantly blown away by new technology and materials to allow us to provide the best care to our patients.”

    When it comes to challenges within her career, she welcomes them with open eyes and an open mind. To her, it’s what you do in the face of a challenge that is most important. She believes that one has to stay positive, keep moving forward and learn from setbacks in order to be the best. For her, new opportunities mean new experiences and things she can learn in order to be better at what she does. 

    “I am motivated to provide the best care to my patients, and it is an honor to be able to share my practices and opinions with my dental and dental hygiene colleagues,” she says. “I am constantly met with new challenges and it certainly keeps things interesting.” 

    Dr. Maragliano-Muniz finds herself inspired by products, lectures and publications that motivate her to make her practice better—and to be a better prosthodontist. She believes it is of the utmost importance to keep her practice current for her team, patients, and lectures and publications. That is what innovation means to her—educating her team on the newest practices and technologies in order to ensure the best outcome for patients while also doing everything she can to contribute and give back in order to encourage the next generation of dental professionals.

    “I am very proud when I see my students happy, successful and enjoying their careers,” she says. “That really sparked my lecturing and writing career and I enjoy sharing my ideas and practices. I enjoy sharing my trials and tribulations with new products with my readers. I am always humbled and proud when I am recognized for my work.”

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