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181: Interview with practice owner & international dentist, Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell


Achieving excellence consistently requires dedication. Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell has close to 30 years experience in providing state-of-the-art dental care. She is committed to keeping pace with the exciting new changes in dentistry today by raising patient awareness while providing the highest standard of care possible in a warm and caring environment.

Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell is a graduate of the Philippines’ premier university, the University of the Philippines, where only the cream of the crop are admitted as scholars of the state.

Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell is committed to community service. After completing her dental degree in 1992, she interned as a volunteer at the St. Martin de Porres Charity Hospital, the birthplace of Operation Smile International. It was there that she first trained in providing comprehensive care to the underprivileged. She worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team that provided care to people with facial deformities.

After moving to the United States, she completed the DECOD Program, a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington, a program that focused on providing care for persons with disabilities. It was this love for people who were unable to receive care due to physical, mental and psychological issues that led her to pursue a relationship with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). This has allowed her to provide care to people who are afraid of coming to the dentist. Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell is one of the few dentists in California and the US who have a permit to provide Adult Oral Conscious Sedation in an office setting.

Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell actively participates in advanced continuing dental education programs which provides you with the most recent technology and procedures in dentistry. She has participated in the Mastership Series at the Newport Coast Oral-Facial Institute, one of the leading training and research centers dedicated to mastering the use of the clinical microscope for all disciplines of dentistry. She has also participated in the PAC-live Aesthetic Continuum founded by Dr. William Dorfman of TV’s Extreme Makeover fame.

She is also one of the few Senior Master Providers for FASTBRACES® in the world today.

Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell is a member in good standing of the California Dental Association-Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Prior to opening Dental Designs in Oxnard, Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell ran a successful practice in La Jolla, California. Moving to Ventura County allowed her to be closer to her family. Together with her husband, Todd, they are raising two beautiful boys.

Since 1992, Dr. Marie Alejandrino-Buell has positively impacted the lives of her patients by enhancing their smiles.

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