Dr. Alexis Lyons, also known as Dr. Lexie, feels truly fortunate to have a career in which she is fulfilled by improving the health and happiness of others. A beautiful smile and straight teeth will often improve one’s looks and self-esteem, and will help you maintain good oral health so you can enjoy your smile for a lifetime! Your new smile is just the beginning.
Dr. Lexie loves to help patients achieve the smile they dream of in a way that fits into each individual’s lifestyle. From full traditional braces to Invisalign® clear aligners, she can make patients smile!
Dr. Lexie has had a passion for dentistry since she was a teenager. She worked and volunteered in both dental and orthodontic offices throughout college. Dr. Lexie had a great experience with her own orthodontics while she was in college and learned a great deal from her sister’s orthodontic treatments in combination with orthognathic surgery. Severe dental and jaw problems run in her family, which inspired her to go on to dental school to learn more.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Lexie earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Mary’s College of California. She was an honor student and a member of the women’s rowing team. Dr. Lexie studied abroad at Sydney University, where she combined her love of biology with the great surfing in Australia! Then she attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School in San Francisco. She graduated with honors and began her orthodontic residency at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
During her residency, Dr. Lexie was a member of the craniofacial team at Children’s National Medical Center, where she treated patients with cleft lips, cleft palates, and craniofacial abnormalities. Dr. Lexie had the privilege to work with a team of talented doctors, surgeons, and leading experts to treat patients successfully with a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.
Dr. Lexie is a board certified orthodontist. In order to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), an individual orthodontist is thoroughly tested by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, critical skills and judgement. The ABO certification process signifies a unique achievement-a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics.
Dr. Lexie has a passion to learn. She frequently attends continuing education classes all over the country. She continually wants to bring back the latest techniques and technology to help her patients achieve the best smile possible.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Sacramento Dental Society
Outside the Office
Dr. Lexie and Dr. Dao were married in 2011 and live in Roseville. They have three daughters that can often be seen visiting the office. When Dr. Lexie is not working, she can be found visiting with friends and family, working out, trying new restaurants, or traveling the world and learning about new places and cultures.
In the Community
Dr. Lexie continually gives back to the community. She has both organized and participated in multiple volunteer dental trips and activities in both the local community and the world. She adopts children yearly from the Sacramento Dental Society’s Smile for Kids Program, to provide the neediest children in our community a chance to improve their smile through orthodontics.