40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ALEXANDER ASH

  • Studio City, California
  • Studio Dental by Alexander Ash

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Studio Dental by Alexander Ash

Specialty:

General and cosmetic dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Maryland School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Ash, whose comprehensive practice offers endodontics, perio-dontics and oral surgery, is one of the most prominent dentists in Southern California. After graduating from dental school, he completed two residencies. “Learning shouldn’t stop,” he says. “It should happen daily.”

Inspiration

A violinist for 13 years, Dr. Ash enjoys both “the handwork and the artwork” of cosmetic dentistry. He takes pride in being a meticulous artisan and working with top-notch ceramic materials. “I love the before
and after,” he says.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

Creating and being innovative. “Every cosmetic case is a little bit different,” he notes. “I can’t just do cookie-cutter work or follow protocol. I have to play MacGyver in my dental care.”

Practice Philosophy

“If it’s not perfect, it’s not good.”