Meet Dr. Alexander

Retired Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Richmond VA

John M. Alexander, D.D.S. retired from Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery on February 28, 2013. He had  been with the practice from the time it began in 1983. He was a full time professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for eight years and department chairman when he left MCV and joined Dr. Niamtu, one of his residents at MCV, in his 2-month-old practice. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry and completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. After he finished his residency he taught full time at the University of Pennsylvania and VA Hospital in Philadelphia for three years and followed that by joining MCV as a full time faculty member in the School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery where he was responsible for teaching the dental students and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents. All the residents he helped train are now practicing Surgeons with several following his footsteps in prominent teaching careers.

Dr. Alexander continues his interest in the academic dentistry and teaches at the VCU Dental School in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on a part time basis. One of the highlights of his career was his appointment as a board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for a tenure of 6 years.  Recently he was appointed by the Governor to the Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Dentistry.  This has been an interesting endeavor and positive departure from life before retirement.

Dr. Alexander is an antique buff and he and his wife, Helen, restored the ultimate antique- a home built in 1913 in Richmond’s historic Monument District. The home was featured on HBO’s Restore America.  Since moving to the historic district of the City of Richmond he has become involved in various historic preservation organizations and various local museums. John has two children, Standish and Sterling.