Dr. Alexander Sakthivelu is a friendly and dedicated general and cosmetic dentist from Brooklyn. Dr. A has been providing comprehensive dental care since 2012 and has joined the team offering quality care here at Pristine Dental Care since 2021. He loves being able to help patients with their smiles and overcoming their fear of dentistry. It’s easy to see that he takes his passion for dental care and his patients’ smiles to heart. He is fully committed to his patients’ smiles, and that means keeping his mind and skills sharp! It is his firm belief that to be the best in the dental industry, one has to take a lifelong approach to learning and education. Each year, he takes many advanced courses to enhance his skills and stay at the top of the dentistry field. This enables him to serve his patients’ unique dental care needs quickly and expertly, providing them with a gentle and comfortable experience every time. No matter his patients’ concerns—emergency, restorative, or cosmetic—Dr. A ensures their trust is always in the best hands possible.
Dr. A began the pursuit of his dental career in India. He earned his Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in India and went on to pursue a Master’s of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics. Dr. A earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. He also completed an Advanced Program for International Dentists in Orthodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. A completed his residency in General Dentistry at the Staten Island University Hospital and a mini-residency in Implant Dentistry at Smile USA. He maintains the highest levels of accreditation and takes advantage of ongoing education in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr. A is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). His scope of dental expertise encompasses such procedures as tooth extractions, root canals, restorative crown and bridge treatments, removable dentures, orthodontics, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, and cosmetic dental procedures.
In Dr. A’s opinion, dentistry is not just drilling and filling, but the perfect blend of art and science. He enjoys getting to know his patients because he believes that the heart of patient care is taking a personalized approach. Dr. A creates a genuine connection with his patients and provides them with the excellent, individualized care they need. He believes that he can make a difference in patients’ lives by offering the patient an opportunity to be active in their treatment decision process, by educating them as to how they can maintain a healthy smile for life and help patients have not only a healthy mouth but also a healthy body. Dr. A strives for perfection in all he does.
Outside of the office, Dr. A spends most of his time with his wife and young daughter. He is an avid cricket and soccer fan and loves to watch sporting events with his friends and family. He enjoys spending time with his immediate and extended family, and takes large family vacations to explore the outdoors.