Dr. Amanda Kerns, DDS, MS, Diplomate
Having gained both her BS in Biological Sciences and her husband, Ryan, during her time at NC State University, Dr. Kerns will always be a Wolfpack fan at heart. While earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Chapel Hill, she researched and co-authored several studies on the links between pregnancy and infant oral health. A longtime children’s basketball coach, she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry during a service trip in Costa Rica. She completed her training in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where she received both a specialty certificate and a master’s degree. Her master’s thesis focused on identifying strategies for addressing the epidemic of early childhood caries and this is a cause she remains passionate about.
From 2018-2020, Dr. Kerns worked as one of only 3 pediatric dentists on the island of Kauai, Hawaii; an experience she will always treasure! As her family grew to include her son, Dr. Kerns and her husband moved back “home” to Charlotte to be closer to their family. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kerns is also a member of the American Dental Association, NC Society of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family!