Alexandra Malebranche, DDS MS
(Specialty Permit 06637)
Dr. Alexandra Malebranche loves helping families along their health journey. She takes great pride in the care and education she offers patients and parents helping them develop healthy habits for life. In caring for her patients, Dr. Malebranche focuses on the long-term needs of each child, working toward developing their confidence and comfort in the healthcare setting.
A passionate advocate for children, Dr. Malebranche believes it is important that each child finds their voice and feels in control in the healthcare setting. Dental and medical offices can be a scary place for kids, so she works hard to help her patients understand what is happening, and why. By bringing dentistry to children in a way they can enjoy and understand, she helps each child feel empowered and at ease in the dental office.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Malebranche treasures the opportunity to get to know patients and their parents – and sometimes the patient’s cousins and their aunts and uncles. Family is important to her, so getting to know her patient's families is a highlight of her career!
Education and Professional Affiliations
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of California - San Francisco, Pediatric Dentistry Residency, Masters of Science
Dr. Malebranche is an active member of the:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Through these organizations, she has access to the latest research and newest developments in technology, treatment methodologies, and materials. An avid learner, Dr. Malebranche strives to constantly evolve and improve as a practicing pediatric dentist. Continuing education makes it possible for her to learn and connect with other practicing dentists, seeing how her peers are using the latest information to improve patient care. Her ongoing education, and the connections she has made, allows her to constantly strengthen and improve the care she provides.
Dr. Malebranche grew up in sunny San Jose, California. She has lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Nate. They have 1 child. If she's not in the office, she loves to train for races. She's also a Peloton enthusiast. Her other hobbies include calligraphy and scrapbooking.
Giving back and helping others is important to Dr. Malebranche. She and her husband volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence. Nate serves on the BBBS governing board. The couple believes it is important to open avenues for children to realize their full potential. They also volunteer together with Kids International Dental Services - providing dental care to children in need. Dr. Alex has traveled to Honduras, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Cambodia providing dental care to underserved children.
Dr. Malebranche also mentors students who are interested in dentistry through the Columbia Black Alumni Association.