Dr. Alex Mercado is a Northern Californian by birth, growing up just southwest of Sacramento in Antioch, California. The spark for dentistry was first kindled in Dr. Mercado during his youth, when he endured taunts and teasing due to a huge overbite. Nicknames like “Weasel” and “Buck Tooth” unfortunately struck hard and dampened his childhood confidence.
That lack of confidence went away when he experienced the tremendous benefits of orthodontic dentistry! With a brand new smile, he finished high school and headed to Sacramento State for pre-dental studies in Biological Sciences. Shadowing dentists as part of his training program confirmed for him that dentistry was the career he wanted!
Further training followed with the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, including volunteer work helping underprivileged populations in the United States and Jamaica. He then returned to Northern California to practice as a general dentist in Auburn, California. Now he is another member of the team at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.
As a young dentist, Dr. Mercado is familiar with the latest techniques in dentistry and welcomes the challenge of keeping up-to-date for the benefit of his patients. He specializes in creating crowns and bridges for dental restorations, especially those involving the front teeth. And while these are complicated procedures, Dr. Mercado enjoys caring for his patients in a way that helps them stay calm and relatively comfortable throughout the procedure. He understands the desire for a good-looking smile!
Recently married, Dr. Mercado and his wife have a new baby and share two dogs. He enjoys bicycling in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. A former baseball and basketball player, he likes keeping active in his spare time.
For Dr. Mercado, the Sacramento Dentistry Group “is an office that not only provides the utmost in comprehensive dental care, but also serves as a fabulous dental home for patients. All kinds of dental care is addressed here, ranging from specialty to specialty.”
You can look forward to enjoying the professional attention of Dr. Alex Mercado at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.