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Meet "Dr. Amy" Fugate

Education
Dr. Amy Fugate graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in Pathobiology and a minor in molecular and cellular biology. Her interest in dentistry and kids started after working for 8 years in an orthodontic practice in her hometown through high school and college. 

Dr. Fugate earned her D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Her love for treating children led her to complete a two-year residency in pediatrics at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, receiving her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies.

Professional
Since completing her specialty training, Dr. Fugate has been splitting her time between multiple positions.  She holds privileges at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston where she provides comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care services in an operating room setting for infants, children, adolescents, and young special needs adults with complex dental, medical, developmental, and behavioral issues.  This allows Dr. Fugate to effectively and safely treat those patients who have difficulty undergoing dental treatment in the usual manner. 

She also holds privileges at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence, where she is an attending dentist who oversees and instructs pediatric dental residents treating children in an operating room setting. 

Dr. Fugate splits her time between private practice and working with schools throughout Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, providing much needed dental care and instruction to children who do not have a dental home. 

In January 2015, Dr. Fugate opened the doors of Cape Cod Pediatric Dentistry, a state-of-the-art dental facility to provide the children of Cape Cod and the Islands with the highest quality dental care.  

Dr. Fugate’s Professional Affiliations include: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Cape Cod District Dental Society.

Personal
Born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Dr. Fugate and her family moved to Warwick, Rhode Island at a young age.  Growing up in Coastal New England made the decision to open her practice on Cape Cod an easy one.  Also, while at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Fugate met her future husband, Dr. Andrew Nelson, who is a native Cape Codder.  After marrying in 2012, Dr. Fugate and her husband lived in Franklin, Massachusetts for two years before deciding to settle on Cape Cod.  Dr. Fugate and her husband enjoy spending their free time biking, kayaking, cooking, and most of all, spending time with their three miniature dachshunds.  They are more than excited to become a part of the Cape Cod community!