Dr. Alya Ali is the newest addition to the Chincoteague MDG family! Her interest in the dental field was sparked after attending a dental brigade in Honduras where she decided to continue her interest by shadowing at the University of Virginia, Department of Dentistry. She was drawn to the field by the opportunity to make positive changes in people’s lives while being able to work hands-on in a detail-oriented field. She says, “the lasting connections with people are what make me look forward to every day of my career.”
Dr. Ali grew up in Virginia Beach and attended Princess Anne High School. She graduated from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and went on to get her D.D.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She is a member of the Virginia Dental Association and is certified in dental services including 6 Month Smiles and Invisalign. She is excited to get to know the people of Chincoteague and help them with maintaining and improving their dental health.
In her spare time, you can find Dr. Ali spending time with her one year old cat, Stormy, whom she adopted from the Virginia Beach SPCA. She also enjoys art, live music, museums, reading, dabbling in violin, rowing and kayaking, and spending time near the water. She hopes to get involved with the community in the future through Missions of Mercy and the Give Kids a Smile program.