DR. ALEXANDER BLASEIO
Board Certified Orthodontist
My name is Dr. Blaseio (rhymes with Ohio) but you can call me Dr. Alex. I am originally from SoCal, short for Southern California, but have lived in Florida, New York, and even Germany. Traveling to and living in so many places, made me a great appreciator of food. I love Mexican food from SoCal, fresh fish from Florida, bagels (of course) from New York, and traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut from Germany.
I attended UCLA as a Neuroscience major. As a busy student, I spent lots of time studying for classes and working in the lab, but I also found enough time to tutor and to row for the UCLA Men's Crew. My career explorations focused on dentistry; I met many inspiring and happy dentists. I matriculated at Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and it was there that I met my wonderful wife, Poppy.
Poppy and I both enrolled in additional training after dental school. I completed a three year orthodontic residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, and Poppy finished her endodontics residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital. We live in Franklin with our dog, Levi, and love Tennessee.
A DENTAL LEGACY
Generations of Excellence
My family history with dentistry harks back to the Bavarian town of Weiden. This is where my grandfather settled and opened his own practice. His success inspired my father to also study dentistry. My father worked with my grandfather for several years before deciding he wanted to become an orthodontist. All the best orthodontists of the day were from America, so after attending a foreign language school in Florida, he became an orthodontic resident at Loma Linda University near Los Angeles. It was there that he met my mother. My mother was also from a German family, but grew up in Mexico. She knew from an early age that she wanted to become a dentist. She was one of only 3 women in her graduating class at Loma Linda and even won the coveted Student of the Year award in 1984. My father's research in residency led him to create a software company. We use Quick Ceph to trace our x-rays and to manage our practice. I am excited to continue the legacy of my parents and grandfather.