Amrika Rampersad DDS MPH

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Raleigh dentist Amrika Rampersad DDS MPH Dr. Amrika Rampersad grew up as part of a large West Indian family in sunny Southern Florida. It was there that she completed her undergraduate studies in Health Science and Biology at the University of Miami, graduating with honors as a Gates Millennium Scholar.

Dr. Rampersad went on to earn her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Florida where she focused her research on working with pediatricians to improve oral health literacy among parents and children, as well as using learning aids to identify emergent oral conditions.

Dr. Rampersad knew from early on in her schooling that she wanted a career path in patient-centered healthcare. At the suggestion of her colleagues, she joined the Pre-Dental Society, where she had an opportunity to shadow and learn from local dentists in the area. Through these experiences, she observed the merging of artistry, science, and patient care and knew immediately that she wanted a career in dentistry.

Dr. Rampersad completed her dental training in Washington, D.C. where she graduated as an inductee of the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She completed her residency through the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston receiving training in private and public practice settings, including hospital rotations where she was able to treat those in need. Dr. Rampersad’s post graduate research focused on measuring emergency room visits due to dental pain and helping to make dental care more accessible for the underserved.

Dr. Rampersad takes pride in giving her patients the same level of care that she would want for her own family. She employs compassion, integrity and patience while working with each of her patients. Her primary goal is to alleviate the dental anxieties of her patients while providing the best care possible. In her spare time, Dr. Rampersad enjoys drawing, sketching, and attending concerts with her husband.