Dr. Steven Alexander
Dr. Steven Alexander is native of sunny Southern California, where he grew up in a family that was surrounded by many orthodontists as family friends. Steven confirmed in his mind that orthodontics would be his profession at age eleven as he traveled with his father around Europe with a number of famous orthodontists as they lectured and spent the evenings talking about how beautifully aligned teeth can make a true difference in a life. It seemed natural to want to change lives by giving the gift of a beautiful smile, so Steven set his course and went about achieving his goal.
Steven was highly successful, both academically and in sports, during his high school and college years. He attended Biola University, where he was a closing pitcher and part-time shortstop. He then went on to the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with high honors near the top of his class and earning the opportunity to advance his degree by specializing in orthodontics. Steven attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he completed his residency in orthodontics and earned a Master of Science degree in dentistry.
Latest Advances & Technology
Dr. Alexander is well trained in all of the very latest advances and technology in orthodontics, using many different appliances besides braces to help patients achieve a beautiful smile and functional bite as comfortably and quickly as possible. He is an Invisalign® provider, and we build many clear aligners in our own office, allowing some patients to be treated with this more comfortable alternative to conventional braces. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics® and regularly attends the national American Association of Orthodontics meeting each year to stay up to date with the latest discoveries in orthodontic treatment and care. Steven regularly visits with other orthodontists, and his dream is to make the Alexander Orthodontics practice a teaching resource where orthodontists from around the world can come to visit to advance their own clinical and management skills.
Both Dr. Steven Alexander and Dr. Jafarzade have recieved the highest certification possible in the profession as board certified orthodontists. Board certification signifies the clinical proficiency of an orthodontic specialist according to the procedures established by the American Board of Orthodontics and is an achievement reserved for only about 30% of orthodontists in North America.
Dr. Alexander is married to his beautiful bride, Emily, who grew up in Texas and lived six years in the Chicago area. In his free time, Steven enjoys hiking, basketball, fitness, reading, and spending time with friends and family. He loves to travel, learn, and to bring back to his life and practice all of the best knowledge and wisdom from other top-flight orthodontists who also enjoy becoming the best they can be in all areas of life and profession.
Come In and Meet Dr. Alexander Today!
If you have any further questions about Dr. Alexander we invite you to call our orthodontic office in Queensbury, New York. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about our doctors, practice, or treatments! We hope to see you in our office soon.
Dr. Holly Jafarzade
Dr. Holly Jafarzade (or Dr. J). Holly graduated from University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, the same Dental School as Dr. Alexander. She then went on to complete two additional years of graduate training to specialize in orthodontics from the University of Rochester – Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Dr. J. is highly trained and has received numerous awards along the way. She joined the Alexander Orthodontics team in August of 2017 and has been greatly liked and appreciated by all for her warmth and professionalism as she takes great care of our patients.
Valuable Addition to Alexander Orthodontics
Dr. J. has completed the first half of the Orthodontic Board Certification process and working towards the final phase of achieving her Board Certification very soon. In every way she has been, and continues to be, an overachiever. We are extremely pleased that Holly has joined our practice and you can rest assured she has the finest training and skills to go along with her joyful personality.
You will find that Holly loves orthodontics and her patients. She is very personable and adds her big warm smile and sparkling personality to our team. She knew she wanted to be an orthodontist since the first time she met her own orthodontist at nine years old. Her family instilled in her a strong work ethic that has led her to want to be the best she can be, and excel in her classes through college, dental school, and now as a Specialist in Orthodontics.
Just before joining the practice, Holly married Soha Jafarzade, an attorney at law in Glens Falls. Together they enjoy playing sports, cards, and going on adventures! Certainly, this will be a new adventure for Holly as part of our super team of doctors, staff, patients and supporting area dentists. Orthodontics is a team profession as it takes a team to create a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Should you have any questions about Dr. J., our practice or any of our orthodontic treatments please do not hesitate to contact our Queensbury office. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. If you think that you or someone you know may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to come in for a consultation. We hope to see you in our office soon!
Board Certified Orthodontist
Being at the very top of her game is very important to Dr. Jafazade, and as such, she too has become a board certified orthodontist like Dr. Alexander. This extra certification is not easily achieved, but both doctors are very committed to staying well educated and have welcomed the challenge that board certification presents. This should help reassure our patients that they can depend on the finest quality of treatment to go along with our desire to provide outstanding customer friendly care while in our practice.