Amber Nierode, DDS
Meet Dr. Nierode
Dr. Amber Nierode was born and raised seaside in Huntington Beach, CA. Through her large family, tutoring in high school, and working at the daycare her mother owns, she knew she wanted to work with children from a very young age.
She received a B.S. degree in Neurobiology from the University of California, Irvine. She decided to become a pediatric dentist after spending several years volunteering in pediatric dental offices and traveling to Mexico to assist with treating underserved children. After college, Dr. Amber attended the UCLA school of Dentistry, graduated with several honors, served as president of the UCLA Student Chapter of the AAPD, and received the AAPD Predoctoral Student Award for outstanding promise in pediatric dentistry.
She then chose to experience real weather and attend Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in New York for her two-year pediatric dental residency, where she served as chief resident. In residency, she strengthened her skills for treating very young, anxious and scared children, and children with special health care needs.
Dr. Amber’s goal is to create a positive dental experience, allowing children to grow into healthy adults without feelings of fear or worry when visiting the dentist. During her spare time, Dr. Amber enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and two corgis, Clementine and Winston. She is very excited to relocate to such a beautiful community and be a part of the Santa Rosa Pediatric Dentistry team!