40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

BRENT AMAYA

  • Midwest City, OK
  • Diamond Dental

Age:

29

Name of Practice:

Diamond Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Amaya accomplished something that might make most dentists under 30 shudder: He bought his own practice straight out of dental school. “I took a different approach to starting out my career,” he says. Dr. Amaya and his team have been a hit in their Oklahoma town, offering the latest technology in an friendly, low-key atmosphere.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“I enjoy that it allows me to help people and still have plenty of time to spend with my family.”

Practice Philosophy

“To treat every patient with the courtesy and care that they deserve.”

Tool He Can't Live Without

Isolite.

Advice to Aspiring Dentists

“Don’t be afraid to buy a practice right out of school. It will allow you to do the type of dentistry that you want to do.”

Something People Don't Know

“Growing up, I always wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.”