Dentistry was so nice, he did it twice.
Amber Ather, D.D.S., became a dentist in India, his home country, and later decided to pursue the profession, along with his wife, abroad in America.
He grew up in Lucknow, India, near the capital in the northern part of the country, in a family devoted to health care careers.
“It was very natural for me to go into that lane,” Dr. Ather said.
He drove the lane all the way to the U.S., where he has taken on a new faculty position at Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics (as well as director of the emergency dental unit).
Dr. Ather has contributed a number of papers to dental literature at various publications, including last year’s highly-accessed “Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19): Implications for Clinical Dental Care” in the Journal of Endodontics.
For his accomplishments, he was named among the 2021 ADA 10 Under 10 Awards recipients.