Meet Dr. Alisha Paal
Dr. Alisha Paal was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, which is the top ranked school for dentistry in the US, for both her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
After completing dental school she left her home state of Michigan and moved to downtown Chicago, IL to do a highly competitive 1-year general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial hospital. During residency Dr. Paal refined her knowledge of complex surgical and aesthetic procedures in some very challenging cases.
After completing residency, she started working in a Chicago private practice only to meet her soon-to-be husband on a trip to Austin, TX. Dr. Paal now resides in Houston, TX and is not missing the chilly Chicago winters!
She is currently an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Society, and the Greater Houston Dental Society because she believes the key to being an excellent dentist is lifelong education.
Her concentration is on aesthetics, especially veneers, crowns, and smile correction with Invisalign. In her free time she takes an active role in global health outreach and has traveled to Guatemala and Kenya to promote oral health awareness and to research the barriers of access to care.
Dr. Paal’s favorite aspect of dentistry is the connection she gets to enjoy with her patients. She says “When I meet someone who starts out fearful and apprehensive about even coming to see me, then I’m able to watch them take the first look at their brand new beautiful smile, many times with tear in our eyes, there isn’t much in life that’s better than that! And the best part is, I get to do that everyday! I’m the luckiest person on the planet!”