Name of Practice:
Alexander Family Dentistry
DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Why She Was Nominated:
Dr. Alexander set out from the start to create a practice based on ethical treatment and kindness. She built her solo practice from the ground up without any outside financial assistance, specializing in treating those with emotional difficulties, adult autism and general dental anxiety. She has made mission trips to the Dominican Republic and an orphanage in Cambodia. Stateside, she has volunteered with San Francisco’s Native American Health Center. In her spare time, Dr. Alexander enjoys sculpting, supporting local farmers, spending time with her dog and cruising in her classic Porsche.
Why She Became a Dentist:
“I love art and nutrition, human physiology and helping others live a healthy life through a healthy mouth. Through dentistry I can be a healer, a therapist, a true friend, a teacher, a doctor, a mentor, an artist and a scientist. I’m a carpenter’s daughter who understands form and function but also aesthetics and a true full-mouth rehabilitation not having to be every tooth in a patient’s mouth. I was an assistant for eight years, and I wanted to build a beautiful practice that makes it the cool thing to do the right thing—an old-school family practice that has a 90-year-old grandmother and a 9-year-old granddaughter. I wanted to do good for all families based not on insurance but because I care for them from the moment they walk into our office.”
“Focus on total body health and teach how the oral cavity is connected to the rest of the body. I’m happy to see that this is becoming a new trend within dentistry.”