Amy M. Petrillo, RDH
Phone: 609-947-7918


Clinical Experience

Currently available for a Wednesday and/or Friday postion.  Can occasionally work on Saturdays. 2018

Dental Hygienist - Dr. Joseph Haddad, Advanced Dental Arts (Somerset, NJ)

Dental Hygienist - Dr. Daniel Franta, LLC / Brunswick Regional Dental Group (North Brunswick, NJ)

Dental Hygienist - Dr. Joseph DalBon (West Caldwell, NJ)
Dental Hygienist - Various Part-Time/Temporary Positions (Florida) 2004-2007
Dental Hygienist - Dr. Steven Wilson (Las Vegas, NV) 2000-2004
Dental Hygienist -Dr. Daniel Krantz (Somerset, NJ) 1999-2000

Other Dental Industry Experience

Owner/Developer (formerly last name was Nieves) 1998-2015
In-Office Trainer of iTero Digital Scanner - iTero/Align Technologies 2012-2013
Eastern PA Clinical Specialist - OralDNA Labs (subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics) 2010-2012
Southern MI Specialist - GC America 2007-2010
Co-Owner/Author - Exploring Transitions 2004-2008
Adjunct Clinical Faculty - Community College of Southern Nevada 2002-2003
Developed many professional Dental websites for offices, speakers, dental companies, etc. 1999-2010

Professional Memberships

American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) CNJDHA

Awards and Recognition (last name was Nieves at time of awards)


Education, Training and Certification

Middlesex County College - AAS Dental Hygiene 1999
State of NJ Dental Hygiene License 1999
State of Nevada Dental Hygiene License (presently inactive) 1999
Local Anesthesia & Nitrous Oxide Certification (Nevada) 2000
Linda Miles Speaking Network Conference 2003
State of Florida Dental Hygiene License (presently inactive) 2004
Pursued BASDH degree in Dental Hygiene at St. Petersburg College in FL 2006
How to Sell to Dentists (New York City) 2010
CareerFlow 2007
CareerFusion 2008 - 2010
Local Anesthesia Certification (NJ) 2016

Links to professional works online


2003 Philips Sonicare / RDH Magazine
Mentor of the Year Award 
2004 Sunstar Butler GUM / RDH Magazine
Award of Distinction
Cover of 2004 RDH Magazine of Award of Distinction winners Cover of 2004 RDH Magazine of Award of Distinction winners

Cover of Contemporary Oral Hygiene September 2004   Cover of RDH Magazine March 2001  About the cover RDH Magazine March 2001  Cover of Contemporary Oral Hygiene July/August 2002 
2007/2008 MI Specialist of the Year Award  Sample of the my monthly column in Contemporary Oral Hygiene 

From: 2004 Sunstar Butler GUM/RDH Healthy Gums, Healthy Life Award of Distinction

Amy Nieves, RDH

Of all the distinguished winners, Amy Nieves is probably the most well known. As creator and moderator of RDH@, hundreds of dental hygiene "listers" are connected via the Web to discuss everything under the hygiene sun.

Amy says, "This group contributes to the positive improvement of our profession and overall everyday treatment of our patients. Every member of the group is an outstanding hygienist who wants to improve the profession and themselves as a healthcare provider and overall person. I have learned more from the daily interaction from this group than at any CE course I have ever attended. Information on products, new techniques, research — you name it — is shared on a daily basis."

She also hosts four sites, including the newest one, and also moderates Her contribution to dental hygiene as a whole through her Web sites has had an amazing effect in forming friendships from total strangers.

Besides being hygiene's Internet guru, she is a full time, in-the-trenches hygienist. In her practice, she regularly sees patients who have not been in a dental office for many years. She specializes in building trust and long-term relationships to help guide patients back to health.


Cases that I treated over 10 years ago (all include medical and dental hx.) that I turned into study materials for students to discuss and learn from: