My name is Alex Fetner and I want to be your dentist! I absolutely love the profession and the variety and it gives me each and every day.
I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and went to the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for both undergrad and dental school. My parents are both periodontists, a dental specialty focused on using preventative techniques to preserve natural teeth and replacing them with dental implants only when absolutely necessary. Their influence and my education strongly impact the way I practice dentistry and my focus on prevention. I aggressively target the causes of dental disease while using restraint and conservative approaches whenever possible to avoid unnecessary and potentially costly treatment.
The most common question I hear from my patients is, “Why the heck did you come to Chicago from Florida?” To me, it was a no-brainer: I love eating out, socializing, and exploring the city and all it has to offer. I live in Bucktown and love feel of the neighborhood. I also love cooking, traveling (who doesn’t), Indie music, watching and playing sports, and ping pong. I also love running short distances and plan on torturing myself this October when I run my first and only marathon. When I’m alone you can probably find me reading on my Kindle or iPhone so don’t forget to give me your book recommendations.
I’m not always just reading for fun. I try to constantly educate myself in new dental techniques, materials, and equipment. I have been lucky enough to attend continuing education meetings in Sweden, Austria, and Spain in addition to meetings in much less exotic locales, like McCormick Place. I am Invisalign certified so let me know if you’re interested in clear braces.
One of my motivations is helping patients that are anxious or nervous about getting treatment. Many of you have had negative dental experiences and I’ll do anything I can to help you forget them (please forgive me in advance for a well-timed cheesy joke!). I work hard to give my patients the personal time they need to truly understand any needed treatment and answer any questions they have. I look forward to meeting you!