This month has seen former NFL star Channing Crowder flash a new smile thanks to Dr Amira Ogunleye.
On 11 April 2022, Crowder shared a clip of himself getting a smile update. The dentist featured in the clip was Dr Amira Ogunleye, who also was the featured guest on the Pivot Podcast. Let’s find out more about the celebrity smile-doctor whose link to the NFL goes beyond Channing Crowder.
Who is Dr Amira Ogunleye?
Dr Amira Ogunleye (née Baker) is an award-winning cosmetic dentist, mentor, and women’s empowerment advocate based in Miami, Florida. The celebrity dentist, known as “Dr A,” has treated everyone from LeBron James to Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child. She is the co-owner of Beautiful Smiles.
Ogunleye obtained her degree from Howard University’s College of Dentistry. At the time of her graduation, she was the youngest in Howard’s history to complete a Doctoral Degree. She started out as a professional dentist at the age of 23.
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Channing Crowder flashes new smile on podcast
On 11 April 2022, Crowder shared to Twitter that he had visited Dr A for a new smile. The caption read: “The finish… I’ma be cheesing now boy. My amazing wife picked up the tab!”
Channing Crowder shared the clip which features as part of his podcast series which can also be watched on YouTube. Amira featured on the podcast to not only help Crowder get his smile back, but to discuss her journey from Egypt to the US, her career, and female empowerment.
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Crowder is not Dr Amira’s only link to the NFL
Dr A is married to former NFL defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. Adewale Ogunleye, 44, spent time playing for the Dolphins, Bears, and Houston Texans.
The couple wed in July 2014. While their relationship is largely kept out of the spotlight, Dr A got candid on Crowder’s Pivot Podcast about the need to maintain your identity in a relationship:
“It’s so easy as women to get lost in ourselves as a mother, as a wife. And then you add in the athlete and the celebrity and the lights. I always say you have to be so secure and so confident in who you are and your purpose, that if someone leaves, they don’t take you with them.”
Amira and Adewale Ogunleye have two children together, a daughter and a son.