Jerry S. Alvis, D.D.S.
Meet Dr. Alvis
Dentistry gives me the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. I love the interactions with both adults and children, and at the end of the day, it doesn't even seem like “work” at all! My philosophy is to take new patients, work up a plan to correct any problems they may have, and do my best to keep them healthy from that point forward through regular follow-up cleanings and examinations. It is incredibly rewarding to help a patient regain their oral health and allow him or her to smile again.
Education and Continuing Education
After graduating from Broughton High School right here in Raleigh, I attended the University of North Carolina for my undergraduate education. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy there, and subsequently attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dentistry is a field that is constantly changing. I participate in a number of continuing education courses each year. They enable me to reinforce and supplement my dental school training. This is also a prime way to keep up with evolving technology, techniques, and innovation.
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Wake County Dental Society
Outside the Office
I was born at Rex hospital, and raised right here in Raleigh. This is a great place to live, and a great place to raise a family. My wife Carrie is a dental hygienist. We met in dental school and it was love at first sight. We have two wonderful elementary school-aged daughters, Helen and Rachel, and a cat who would tell you he is the center of the family.
Like lots of other parents, I enjoyed many activities before starting a family. Now, my “leisure” time is largely but happily consumed by my kids. They're actually lots of fun!
Our family activities revolve around the seasons. Summer is our favorite time of year, so as a family, we love getting down to the beach whenever possible and frequent the neighborhood pool at Springdale. We also have a boat that we take to the lakes, and occasionally to the beach.
Tennis is closer to a year-round sport. I hit with the girls for practice, but they are the competitors. Their team won the state championship this summer, and Helen recently scored her first individual tournament win! In the fall, I'm a big college football fan, and we have season tickets. Our latest hobby is hiking, and we've been to Pilot Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, and Chimney Rock, so far.