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Associate Pediatric Dentist – Palm Harbor, FL

Get to Know Dr. Lorielle Alter

As one of our talented pediatric dentists, Dr. Lorielle loves developing relationships with her patients and their families while also being able to watch everyone grow over the years! She also feels proud to work alongside such an amazing team that treats each visitor like their very own child. Seeing so much love and respect in the dental office every day is such a treat, and she never takes it for granted. Keep reading below if you’d like to learn more about her.

Palm Harbor Florida pediatric dentist Doctor Lorielle Alter and her family

Why Did You Decide to Become a Pediatric Dentist?

Doctor Lorielle and young dental patient

Dr. Lorielle actually had to undergo extensive dental treatment herself – she had an impacted canine that led to a failed dental implant! Unfortunately, multiple attempts at tissue/bone grafts also failed, but there was a silver lining. She developed a strong drive to contribute to dentistry in some way, and because she had so much personal experience by that point, it made her much more capable of relating to her patients. Today, she hopes to prevent or at least alleviate the struggles that she herself went through at a young age.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Outise view of dental school building

Dr. Lorielle’s college career started at Vanderbilt University, where she completed her degree in biomedical engineering. From there, she pursued her dental doctorate at the University of Florida (GOOOOO GATORS), followed by the completion of her pediatric residency at the same school. Today, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which demonstrates her specialized knowledge and commitment to lifelong learning. She is also trained in pediatric conscious sedation, advanced cardiac life support, and sleep and breathing wellness. Today, she is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Upper Pinellas County Dental Association

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Beach at sunset

Dr. Lorielle was born in New York, but her family moved to South Florida in her early years. She quickly became a sunshine-and-beach-loving Floridian! She has a sister who is her best friend, even if she currently lives in Virginia. She met her husband David while in dental school, and they now have a baby boy named Lane.

In her free time, Dr. Lorielle enjoys being a mom (of course), hiking, keeping up with exercise, cooking, traveling, and trying lots of new cuisines at restaurants. She’s also a member of the Junior League of Tampa and the Kids Connect Committee!

Here’s an interesting tidbit about Dr. Lorielle: even though she has two Herrington metal rods in her back from scoliosis surgery at age 14, she has done cheerleading from the age of 10 all the way up to her senior year at Vanderbilt, where she was the captain of the squad! Enthusiasm is definitely her second nature.