Ayesha Ahmad


English, Urdu
AAS in Dental Hygiene
Howard University College of Dentistry

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I was always in a dental office as a kid with all sorts of problems so the profession chose me long before I chose it for myself, haha!

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

I had a lot of self confidence issues as a kid that, looking back, probably stemmed from my smile. So I know what it feels like to be conscious and not 'yourself.' So I strive to provide a non-judgemental space for my members.

__What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why? __

Kyrie Irving!!!

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Mint chocolate chip

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I love to bake wedding cakes and recently made my first 5 tier wedding cake.

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

A long, invigorating run in crisp Fall weather with Indie music playing through my Airpods.

__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? __

the sense of taste!

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Baking cakes full time in. my own bakery and putting smiles on peoples face through buttercream and fluffy cake! Getting to be a small part of someone's BIG celebration is a beautiful thing.

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

My nieces and nephews and watching them grow.