Caring Dentist – Richardson, TX
Get to Know Dr. Tamara Gater
Dr. Gater is originally from Iraq! After practicing general and family dentistry there for well over a decade, she and her family moved to the United States. Now, she is proud to be helping patients in the Dallas area achieve pristine oral health and beautiful smiles! In her 15+ years of experience as a dentist, her favorite part of her job has continued to be seeing immediate results in a single visit – the satisfaction, privilege, and joy it brings her is very rewarding! She’s thrilled to work alongside the CityLine Dental Center team because of the shared belief in providing state-of-the-art, relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit the lives of our patients. Want to learn more about her? Read on!
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Gater’s interest in healthcare was piqued when she was just a child. As a single mother and pharmacist, her mom was her idol, and she knew she wanted to follow in her footsteps in some capacity. She knew she loved working with her hands and adding tiny details to everything; it turned out dentistry was her calling!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Gater actually graduated from dental school twice in her life! The first time was in Iraq at Baghdad University. After completing a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR), she practiced dentistry for 12 years. She then decided to move to the U.S., where she completed dental school again at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, International Dental Program. Today, she is Invisalign certified and a member of several professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- California Dental Association
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Gater loves spending time with her loved ones, including her two wonderful kids, Adam and Jade. As a family, they enjoy going to church, traveling, and cooking together.