“Growing up in Western New York, Alex Miecyjak spent a lot of time at the dental office where his mom worked. That time spent at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in East Aurora ultimately influenced his career choice. After a start in business school at the University at Buffalo, Miecyjak realized it wasn’t for him. He decided to pursue dentistry, so he made the switch to biology.

Having lived in Western New York his entire life, he felt he needed to move away to grow.

After graduating from UB in 2010, the Ken-Ton native headed to graduate school at Temple School of Medicine in Philadelphia, then the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.

“I think I needed to leave, I really did. Everything here was very comfortable,” said Miecyjak. “I had my little group, I had a lot of family, I had a lot of support.”

In 2016, he headed to the Eastman Institute of Oral Health in Rochester for his residency.”

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