Amanda Finger Stadler, Periodontology Class of 2022, was born and raised in southern Brazil and received her dental degree from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil in 2007. After graduation, Stadler completed a residency training in Periodontology at the same institution in 2010.
During residency, she began teaching pre-doctoral students and discovered her passion for academia. She was invited to join the first class of the master’s program also at the same institution, when she had a crescent interest in clinical research.
Stadler completed a PhD program in clinical dentistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 2015. During her PhD program, she had the chance to spend one year as a visiting scholar at the Department of Periodontology at Augusta University, when she had the chance to become familiar with the academic career in the USA.
After completing her PhD, she joined Augusta University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015 and aimed a second residency program in periodontology at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
A great opportunity came in 2018 to move to Carolina as a postdoctoral associate, and she later joined the residency program in 2019. Stadler has a very clear focus in an academic career, and recently was awarded with the prestigious Educator Scholarship Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
When she is not in patient care, studying or writing, Stadler likes to cook, hike, watch movies, and play with her cats.