Amechi Echetebu, DDS

Dr. Echetebu grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee, near Nashville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, completing DDS studies at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Dr. Echetebu served residence at the Foundry Dental Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, through NYU Lutheran. In this Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, the doctor earned certification in sedation and implant dentistry. Dr. Echetebu recently completed the The Concept of Complete Dentistry Series at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, a world-renowned program in advanced dentistry.

While Dr. Echetebu enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, he takes special interest in implantology — placing and restoring dental implants — oral surgery, and sedation techniques. He welcomes every opportunity to meet new people and provide the highest level of patient care. He is a member of the American Dental Association® and the Tennessee Dental Association.

He met his wife, Andrea, during his dental school years and subsequently moved back to Memphis to marry her. When he is not at the office, Dr. Echetebu enjoys spending time chasing after his one-year-old son, Adan.

Meet Our Team

Our team at River City Dental & Implant Center is dedicated to meeting your dental needs, however possible. If you need restorative care or more enhancing services, our dentist can help. If you want more information on the services offered at our dental office in Germantown, Tennessee, and surrounding areas, including East Memphis, Eads, Cordova, Bartlett and Covington, please call 901-755-6440. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you for a visit with Dr. Amechi Echetebu.


Dental Hygienist

Amber came to River City Dental & Implant Center bringing a love for her chosen career and a big heart for her patients. That compassion shows in her everyday work. Amber finds it most rewarding to hear that her gentle manner helps patients overcome dental anxiety. She has also furthered her education to be licensed in treating periodontal disease with laser treatment, and she has an astute gift for getting children acclimated to the dental experience.

Amber is married, and the couple’s days are brightened by the company of her two beautiful boys. Amber loves an adventure, traveling and spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She looks forward to seeing you soon!


Registered Dental Assistant

Shalaya achieved her associates degree in university studies at Volunteer State Community College, where she played college basketball from 2017-2019. She joined our team in July 2022, and shows genuine love to her patients and her fellow team members.

Shalaya enjoys playing basketball in her free time, as well as playing with her son, Deshawn (aka, the best little boy on earth!), and taking him to the park or jump zone. Her favorite color is purple, and one thing on Shalaya’s bucket list is to meet Lisa Leslie.


Dental Hygienist

Michaela attended Northeast Mississippi Community College, where she earned her associates degree in dental hygiene. She joined our dental family in June 2023, and loves the teamwork and welcoming family atmosphere of our practice.

Her family includes her father Michael, her mother, Jamie, her bonus mom, Tiffanie, her three brothers, and her dogs, Mac and Phoenix. When not in the office she enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends and dogs.


Front Desk

Abril attended Northwest Community College, and joined our team in March 2022. She is the funniest person in our office, and brings great joy to her coworkers and our patients.

Abril’s family includes her mom, Angelica, and her sister, Gaby, as well as her #1, Baleego. Outside the office she enjoys eating, shopping and sleeping. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @abrillll__ and on Snapchat @abril_Rodriguez!


Treatment Plan Coordinator

Cynthia achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Tennessee State University and her Masters degree in healthcare administration and healthcare leadership with a concentration in human resources from Belhaven University. She joined our office in August 2023, and enjoys the family atmosphere we maintain. Cynthia comes to work each day ready to give 100% to our patients and our practice.

Cynthia has two beautiful children, Amber and Kaulin, as well as a bonus child, Brittaney, and two bonus grandchildren, Micah and Bradley. Her hobbies include going on short runs and long walks, reading, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc!


Registered Dental Assistant

Angelia began her dental career over 18 years ago as a dental assistant. She has experience in general dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics. She takes pride in working with our patients every day and looks forward to meeting new patients as well as continuing her great relationships with our current patients. She loves the family atmosphere here at our office. She met her husband after moving back to Memphis from Missouri, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.