Dr. Alejandro Piedra, DMD
University of Florida
University of Florida College of Dentistry
What made you want to become a Doctor?
The main thing that made me want to become a dentist is the influence of family members who are dentists and seeing how happy it makes them to help patients, build relationships, and grow professionally.
What do you love about practicing?
What I love about practicing is the ability it gives me to influence and improve people’s lives while surrounding myself by a great team that has the same goals. I think when you work with good people and accomplish goals while making people happy, the feeling is great.
Fun fact about you?
I followed my home countries national soccer team Peru to the World Cup in Russia after 36 years of no appearances. It was an incredible experience!
What do you enjoy doing when not at work?
When I am not at work, I enjoy exercising, UF Gator sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Why the paradise of FL?
I was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Florida with family when I was only one year old. Growing up here has been great, Florida is so diverse and there are so many things to do here that practically anybody can find things that interest them. I have met amazing people and continue to do so on almost a daily basis.