Dr. Akil A. Alexander's passion for dentistry started early in life working as an orthodontist assistant at a local practice in the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago. He graduated from high school with honors and from there, spent the next three years at Howard University where after graduating Summa Cum Laude, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry, he attended the Howard University College of Dentistry where he received his Doctors of Dental Surgery degree. Upon completing his formal education, he was given the opportunity to spend an additional two years in an Oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, at the University of Minnesota where he received additional advanced training. Dr. Alexander has since been working in general dentistry in both private and corporate practice since 2014 and currently owns his own private practice in Minnesota.
Dr. Alexander is passionate about being a dentist because he has the opportunity to help people by enhancing their oral health and utilizing the practice and science of implant dentistry and tissue engineering. He especially enjoys building meaningful, long lasting relationships with his patients, while working with a group of professionals who share the same vision. Patients may have a missing tooth or advanced dental conditions requiring multi-disciplinary and sophisticated care. With his in-depth knowledge, advanced technique and experience, Dr. Alexander helps his patients to achieve a healthy, stable and beautiful smile.
Dr. Alexander holds a special interest in oral implantology, TMJ, dental trauma, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, cosmetic implant surgery, sedation dentistry and oral reconstructive surgery.
He belongs to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) , the American Academy of Osseointegration (AO) , the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) .
Dr. Alexander resides in Minneapolis, MN with his beautiful Siberian husky, Asgard. Outside of the office, Dr. Alexander is passionate about his Christian faith, ministry and intercultural outreach work and serving the less fortunate through volunteering with many dental outreach organizations.
He especially enjoys the ocean, surfing, fishing, traveling, composing music on guitar, snowboarding, international travel & mission trips, live music festivals, modern art and Japanese culture.