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Amanda Cerqueira, DDS

Amanda Cerqueira, DDS - Carolina Beach, NCDr. Cerqueira has wanted to be a dentist since she was 8 years old. Her passion for dentistry came from her father who began practicing dentistry in 1968. She would spend her after-school and summer afternoons helping out at her father's practice and dreaming of the day she would be a dentist herself.

That day finally came in May of 2003, when she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was voted "Most Outstanding Dental Student" by her peers and professors. During her years at UNC, Dr. Cerqueira volunteered at the Murdock Center Dental Clinic for mentally challenged individuals. She was also invited to serve on the forensic dentistry identification team that covered a Charlotte, NC plane crash in 2003. She volunteered on the North Carolina Baptist Association Dental Bus for underserved individuals, and she was the first dental student to attend an international rotation in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Upon graduating from UNC, Dr. Cerqueira went back to her hometown to practice with her father. Dentistry in a small town was exciting, allowing her to perform a wide variety of procedures. The ocean and the town she loved so much, however, were too far away. With that in mind, Dr. Cerqueira decided to open her own practice in Carolina Beach. She has been overwhelmed by the warm reception given to her and her style of dentistry by the community. Her practice has grown tremendously thanks to her patients’ support and referrals.

Today, she continues to strive to make every single one of her patients feel special by getting to know them and giving them the highest level of service. She enjoys offering different alternatives and solutions in order to create beautiful, healthy smiles and happy patients.

Board-Certified: North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners

DS: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC

BSc: Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Member: American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society

Awards: “Most Outstanding Dental Student” Award, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003

“My favorite part of the day is the time I spend interacting with my patients. I enjoy getting to know them. My main goal is to solve their dental problems in the most conservative way while striving for the longest-lasting results. I believe in educating patients so they can make informed decisions regarding their care. I love teaching people how to maintain their smiles for life, and I will do everything in my power to give them the best possible dental care.”

When she is away from her patients, Dr. Cerqueira enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Daniel, two daughters and cute dog, Zico. She also loves mountain biking, Zumba, stand up paddleboarding, and attending Port City Community Church with her family.

Dr. Stephanie Chapman

Dr. Chapman is from Statesville, NC. She fell in love with Dentistry while undergoing orthodontic treatment as a teenager. Dr. Chapman's interest in the Dental field prompted her to seek internships at various dental offices while in High School. She continued interning while earning her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Appalachian State University and went on to graduate from the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine. While at East Carolina, Dr. Chapman rotated throughout several clinics in Eastern North Carolina perfecting her technique by performing a wide variety of dental procedures. Dr. Chapman is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners and is an active member of the North Carolina Dental Society as well as the American Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Chapman enjoys group fitness classes, gardening and spending time at our beautiful beaches. Dr. Chapman is very excited to be a part of our team and practice alongside Dr. Cerqueira!

When you need a Carolina Beach dentist who really cares about you and your smile, call Amanda Cerqueira, DDS, at 910.458.3232. Or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your visit.

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