Meet Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex Akbari

Dr. Alex is a skilled and qualified ABPD board-certified pediatric dentist, dedicated to providing excellent care for his patients. He has extensive experience in topics such as pediatric oral sedation, treatment under general anesthesia, behavior management, and orthodontics.

Dr. Alex’s dedication to his hometown community in Nashville, TN is reflected in his approach to pediatric dentistry. He strives to provide a positive experience making sure every child leaves their appointment with a smile on their face, feeling confident and proud of their healthy teeth and gums.

Dr. Alex's Experience

Pediatric Dentist, Zoo Crew Pediatric Dentistry, Lebanon, TN, 2020 – Present

Zoo Crew – Child focused dental care.  Dr. Alex provides positive dental experiences for patients and parents in an established 4 location dental group.  Dr. Alex’s home office is the brand-new Lebanon location which opened May 2020. Oral sedation and in-office general anesthesia are offered at this location in addition to minimally-invasive options such as silver diamond fluoride and Hall crowns.

Pediatric Dentist, Associated Children’s Dentistry, Nashville, TN, 2019 – Present

Focus on positive patient outcomes, prevention, and conservative evidence based dentistry. Pediatric dentist in a busy environment offering treatment as indicated under oral sedation and general anesthesia.

Pediatric Dentist, Complete Dental Care, Jackson, TN, July 2019 – February 2020

The sole pediatric dentist in a multi-specialty group practice working in a fast-paced environment over 3 locations.
Work in Huntingdon, Parsons and Jackson, Tennessee.

Lee Specialty Clinic, University of Louisville, KY, March 2019 

Hospital based special needs rotation treating ASA 11 & ASA 111 under faculty guidance 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, December 2018 

Oncology/Hematology rotation concerning dental implications of St. Jude patients. Rotated within both in patient & outpatient clinics 

Rady Children’s Hospital,
San Diego, CA, November 2018 

Trauma rotation with significant special needs experience

Associate Dentist, Aspen Dental,
Dickson, TN, December-June2017 

Fast paced environment with attention to productive quality dentistry 

Extern, Perfect Smiles Orthodontics, Nashville, TN, 2015-16 

Worked under Dr. Kevin Robinson, DDS, an orthodontist

Extern, New Image Dentistry,
Franklin, TN, 2014-16 

Shadowed and assisted Dr. Allen Blourchian, DDS, a general dentist with over 20 years of experience 

Medical Device Representative, Atrymetrix, Nashville, TN, 2011-12 

Promoted DNA analysis hardware and respective main ten an ce contracts 

Medical Mission, International Leadership Development Institute, Brentwood, TN, 2010-12 

Volunteered time, dental care, and expertise, both domestically and abroad (Sierra Leone/Senegal). to support mission critical goals

Dr. Alex's Credentials


  • Post-Doctoral, New York University, Pediatric Dental Resident
    Nashville, TN (July 2017 – June 2019)

  • Doctoral, Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, Nashville TN (2012 – 2016)

  • Undergraduate, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN (2009 – 2011); Morehouse College, Atlanta GA (2006 – 2009). Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2007 – 2008)


  • Vice President, Fundraising Chair, Meharry Class of 2016, Nashville, TN (2014 – 2016)

  • Vice President, Community Chair, Meharry Orthodontic Study Club, Nashville, TN (2014 – 2016)

  • Board Member, National Organization for Workforce Diversity, Nashville, TN (2013 – Present)


  • American Association of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Bethal World Outreach Church

  • American Association of Orthodontics

  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • American Dental Association