Dr. Alesia Walsh is a Scrantonian through and through. She was born, raised, and educated in the Electric City, for high school at Scranton Prep and college at the University of Scranton. Purple and gold are her two favorite colors. (Actually teal is, in its varying shades, which in her world exist.) She graduated with honors from the University of Scranton with a dual major in neuroscience and biology. Her thesis focused on the trigeminal (tooth) nerve. Chew on that, really, because it’s a nerve critical to the feelings we get in our mouths when we chew…among other things.
After graduating from the U, Dr. Alesia advanced to the Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, a part of Temple University Health Systems. In addition to her coursework in Philadelphia, Dr. Alesia went outside the country sharing her passion and purpose at orphanages in Lima, Peru and Ensenada, Mexico. There she set up and operated fully functioning portable dental clinics and provided comprehensive dental care to children and families. She stayed in Philadelphia for her residency at Temple University Hospital. At Temple, Dr. Alesia trained extensively in oral conscious sedation. She presented her research on the efficiency of isolite with sealant placements at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Now happy to be back close to her family, Dr. Alesia is enjoying doing the many things she loves about her hometown like running the trails at Lake Scranton and exploring new recipes with veggies from her garden. She also loves climbing the leaderboard on her Peloton, walking her dogs Nala and Simba (can you feel the dog love?), and patiently waiting for new T. Swift drops and tour dates. (She’s seen her three times.) At the end of the day, she’s not afraid to re-read Harry Potter, hoping to find some secret Hermione spell to cure cavities, or, at least children’s irrational fear of the dentist.
Dr. Alesia is currently training to run her first marathon in Chicago this year. Wish her luck.