National Association of Professional Women Inducts Melanie Richards, DMD, of Powdersville Pediatric Dentistry, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Melanie Richards selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to honor Dr. Richards with this distinction. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Melanie Richards as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to honor Dr. Richards with this distinction,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Dr. Melanie Richards graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry while pursuing a pre-dental curriculum. Dr. Richards graduated from MUSC’s College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, where she obtained her license as a South Carolina dentist, and completed specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1994, when she began working in private practice. Powdersville Pediatric Dentistry is located in Easley, SC.

After successful completion of a voluntary rigorous examination and critique of her clinical and diagnostic abilities, Dr. Richards was designated a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed an International Association for Orthodontics tier advancement program titled Straightwire Orthodontics, and became a member of the International Association of Orthodontics.

Dr. Richards is involved in many community service activities and also contributes to the Wounded Warrior Project. She is actively involved in local school and community initiatives. Dr. Richards holds memberships in the following professional organizations: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Sports Dentistry, and International Association of Orthodontics.

Awards & Accomplishments: B.S., Presbyterian College, Chemistry; DMD, MUSC's College of Dental Medicine at Charleston; Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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