Meet Dr. Figueroa

Dr. Alex Figueroa at Family Dental in Glenview, IL

Dr. Alex Figueroa

Glenview, IL Orthodontist Family Dental Center

The best thing about being an orthodontist is interacting with our patients and their families. I have worked in our orthodontist practice since I was 15 years old as a laboratory technician making retainers. Outside of orthodontics, I love spending time with my wife, Jessica, our two sons, our dog, Cody, and family and friends.

received my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, I obtained an Orthodontics Specialty Certificate and a Certificate in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists (MSO)
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists (ISO)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

In addition to our private orthodontic practice, I am actively involved in orthodontic and craniofacial research as part of the Craniofacial Team at Rush University Medical Center. I attend meetings and continuing education programs of the organizations to which I belong to ensure that I stay on top of the latest orthodontic techniques, treatments, technology, and research. I have also served on the board of the West Suburban branch of the CDS and lectured both nationally and internationally on various orthodontic and craniofacial topics.