Amanda McNiel, RDH will work closely with Dr. Bender in maintaining your periodontal health. She will clean your teeth and help you with oral hygiene techniques to maximize your oral health. Amanda is a native Texan and graduated from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and later completed a Master of Science with an emphasis in dental hygiene education. She has worked in a variety of settings starting in public health providing care for underserved individuals, cosmetic and general dental practices, and also in the hospital setting providing dental services for oncology patients and transplant recipients. Outside of the clinical setting, Amanda is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M School of Dentistry. Amanda is also a certified yoga instructor working part time at a yoga studio within the metroplex. In her free time she enjoys yoga, pilates, CrossFit, spending time with family, friends, traveling, volunteering, and entertaining her rescue pup, Leon.