Get to Know Dr. Melody Stampe
A Texas native, Dr. Stampe is passionate about helping her friends and neighbors achieve their healthiest, happiest smiles. Over the last 30+ years, the most rewarding part of dentistry has been improving and changing the lives of the patients she has the privilege of meeting – she’d love to do the same for you too! To learn more about her educational background, keep reading.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Stampe’s interest in the field of dentistry was piqued in high school! When she was a senior, she participated in the health professions work program. Around the same time, she worked in a dental office. She helped with administrative duties, became a trained dental assistant, and truly fell in love with dentistry.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Before dental school, Dr. Stampe attended the University of North Texas, which is where she earned her BS in biology. Next, she attended the Baylor College of Dentistry (graduating as the valedictorian!). If that wasn’t impressive enough, she was one of only five dentists chosen for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.
In the years following, she became one of the youngest recipients of the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Plus, she chose to further serve her patients by undergoing additional training in craniofacial pain, earning her board certification with the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine shortly after. To this day, she maintains active memberships with notable organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Academy of Orofacial Pain
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Dallas County Dental Society
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Stampe is happily married to her husband, John. She has one son, who is currently serving in the Navy, and a daughter who is a senior at Richardson High School. Plus, she has two “bonus” daughters and two fur babies, Opie and Jaxson. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time are spending time with loved ones, traveling, and cheering at her daughter’s soccer games .