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Meet Dr. Navarro

Dr Navarro

Alejandra Navarro, D.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Navarro grew up hearing from her father, also an orthodontist, about the satisfaction he received from creating beautiful smiles in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Inspired by her father, she completed dental school in 2009, followed by an Orthodontics Certificate and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology in 2012, all at the University of Guadalajara.

Dr. Navarro fell in love with the Bay Area while completing an Orthodontics Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2013. Appointed as Adjunct Instructor at the UCSF Department of Orthodontics in 2014. Dr. Navarro subsequently chose to pursue full United States licensure, which required her to repeat her training for a second time in the United States. Toward that end, she had completed a DDS, an orthodontics residency, and a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Science, all at UCSF.

Dr. Navarro has won numerous awards and has completed several scientific projects and publications. During dental school at UCSF, Dr. Navarro was recipient of the Global Oral Health Fellowship and traveled to Peru to complete a study about malocclusion in an indigenous population in a remote island. She has published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and has conducted research on topics including progressive condylar resorption, airways, and malocclusion.

Since completing her education, Dr. Navarro achieved the highest level of certification available as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Navarro was asked to return to UCSF as an Assistant Clinical Professor training the residents in clinical orthodontics and patient care. She also currently volunteers at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland at the orthodontic night clinic. Even with her extensive academic and research experience, Dr. Navarro’s first true passion is creating beautiful smiles for her patients!

During her free time Dr. Navarro loves hiking and travel with her husband who is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She also dances flamenco!