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orphans, widows, children and elderly with severe and life- threatening infections. “My love for the country of Ethiopia originally began because of my adopted children. However, my family quickly realized the lasting impact we could have on the people of Ethiopia and knew we had to put an organization in place to make this change,” Alexander said. Alexander’s mission is not only to give the people of Ethiopia dental access, but also to provide them with love and faith. This is accomplished using a “buddy system.” Non-dental volunteers break down the language barrier by holding hands and comfort- ing the patients since many have never seen a dentist before. “This organization began as just a group of friends coming together to love people as Jesus loved people. I think that is what makes EthiopiaSmile so unique. We are not only providing dental services but giving Ethiopians someone to lean on,” Alexander said. In addition to EthiopiaSmile, Alexander is actively involved in making Arlington a better place. His involvement in the Arling- ton community includes the Alliance for Children, Gospel City Church, YoungLife Arlington, Pantego Christian Academy, Mis- sion Arlington and the Humble Smile Foundation. He is pas- sionate about serving the homeless, the underserved and being an advocate for children in need. About Drs. Alexander Orthodontics Drs. Alexander Orthodontics was founded in 1964 by Dr. R.G. “Wick” Alexander in Arlington, Texas and has served generations of families in the community. Dr. Moody Alexander joined the family’s practice in 1995. Since its inception, the practice has treated more than 19,500 chil- dren and adults and is conveniently located near the cam- pus of the University of Texas Arlington. Dr. Moody Alexander has volunteered his time and leadership skills in numerous organizations in the community. Dr. Moody Alexander previously held leadership positions serving Friends of the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Down- town Arlington Rotary, Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and Dental Health Arlington. He has also been a Clinical Professor in the Orthodontic Department of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Drs. Alexander Orthodontics is a member of the Texas Orthodontics Study Club, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Edward H. Angle Orthodontists Soci- ety. The globally recognized Alexander Discipline is an orthodontic system pioneered by Dr. R.G. “Wick” Alexander that is taught worldwide as a premier orthodontic method and has revolutionized lasting smiles for the industry. To learn more, visit Drs. Alexander Orthodontics online at www.DrsAlexander.com or call 817-275-3233. www.northtexasdentistry.com | NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY 27