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This week we want you to get to know our doctors on a new level! Find out what kind of beans Dr. Alperin prefers- jelly beans or green beans? And does Dr. Althouse’s dream lunchtime truly consist of “talking dentistry with his partners?” Now that’s dedication! And what about Dr. Carroll? Which does he enjoy more–fine dining or backyard cookouts?

Check it out!

The spotlight is on the Doctors (:

1.   What is your favorite thing about being a Dentist?

Dr. Althouse: “The ability to make a profound positive impact on a patient. For example: improve their smile, help them get out of pain”

Dr. Alperin: “I love really listening to patient’s wants and needs, calming patients down in situations that are stressful for them, improving their oral health and establishing a trusting, caring relationship with them!”

Dr. Carroll: “Forming relationships with patients and their families, while serving them through Dentistry.”

2.   What dentistry related technology would you like to see developed next?

Dr. Althouse: “A way to naturally repair tooth structure” (Dr. Althouse says that this is in the works! Cool!)

Dr. Alperin: “I would like to see scanning technology become more affordable and easier to use so that patients no longer have to have impressions taken” (I like that idea Dr. Alperin! I’ve never loved impressions)

Dr. Carroll: “Silent handpieces (the loud tools used during fillings and most dental procedures): patients would really appreciate that!” 

3.   What has made you laugh the hardest while being in the office?

Dr. Althouse: “A couple of Dr. Carroll’s Halloween costumes”

Dr. Alperin: “Humorous patients who find humor in everyday life. My terrific assistant Judy keeps me laughing on a daily basis also!”

Dr. Carroll: “I enjoy listening to patients (and team members) tell stories of their lives;–and some of them make me laugh!”

4.   What makes up your dream lunch?

Dr. Althouse: “A quiet restaurant, good food and talking Dentistry with my partners.” #dedication

Dr. Alperin: “Really good spaghetti with meat sauce, crispy garlic bread, green beans, chocolate mousse pie with real whipped cream!” (Is there a gourmet kitchen in the back office Dr. Alperin?:)

Dr. Carroll: “Discussing patients’ dental needs and how we can help them take care of those needs. Also, any lunch that includes peanut butter!” 

5.   What activity do you always enjoy?

Dr. Althouse: “Baseball”

Dr. Alperin: “Planting flowers and a garden and watching it grow each day!”

Dr. Carroll: “Hanging out with my family”

6.   What did you want to be when you were a child?

Dr. Althouse: “Meteorologist” (Dr. Althouse always keeps the office updated on potential weather alerts)

Dr. Alperin: “I always loved science as a child and always wanted to do something in the health care professions.”

Dr. Carroll: “Since 8th grade I’ve always wanted to be a dentist.”

7.   What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Dr. Althouse: “My optimism.”

Dr. Alperin: “My ability to laugh at myself and not take myself so seriously.” 

Dr. Carroll: “That I’ve been given a heart to truly love people.”

8.   If you could take one year off to travel, where would you go, why?

Dr. Althouse: “1. Several long cruises to see the most new places possible. 2. Australia, New Zealand to spend time there. 3. Europe to spend time there. 4. South America to spend time there.”

Dr. Alperin: “Hawaii-again, Greek Islands, Italy, Monaco, Bali, The Netherlands, Grand Canyon, Maine, Washington State, Oregon, Switzerland.”

Dr. Carroll: “Drive across the USA for the second time, tour Europe (especially Italy and Greece), visit Israel, and go to a very needy country to serve using dentistry; all with my wife, Lisa.”

9.   Happiest memory?

Dr. Althouse: “My wedding day.”

Dr. Alperin: “No one memory- just remembering times with my husband Scott and our kids laughing hysterically about something and enjoying hangout time together.”

Dr. Carroll: “Marrying Lisa Kowalewski.” 

Pick One: ocean or mountains? green beans or jelly beans? roller coasters or water rides? snow or rain? backyard cookouts or fine dining? TV or traveling? 

Dr. Althouse: ocean, green beans, water rides, snow, fine dining, traveling. 

Dr. Alperin: ocean, jelly beans, water rides, snow, fine dining, traveling. 

Dr. Carroll: ocean, jelly beans, water rides, rain, backyard cookouts, traveling. 

It’s always fun to get to know the Doctors from a new angle! What a great crew we have (:

Stay tuned as we gradually spotlight the rest of the team!!!

Keep Smiling,



P.S. Thanks for your participation Drs Althouse Carroll Alperin (ACA) (:


The new year is quickly approaching! Do you have unused money in your Flexible Spending Account? Did you know that those pre-tax dollars may be used for your Dental Care? This is the perfect time to schedule any treatment you may need, or address any dental concerns! One of your resolutions may be to start the New Year with a healthier, confident, or even whiter smile! Drs. Althouse, Carroll, Alperin, and staff can help you accomplish these goals with options like Whitening or Invisalign! It’s also an important time to make sure you are maximizing your Dental Insurance Benefits. Just like your Flex Spending Account (FSA), any unused benefits will be lost. Our office in Portsmouth, VA is focused on quality, Family Dentistry! We are very happy to help with any questions you may have about your benefits and how they may be used for your dental care! Call us today, the end of the year will be here before we know it! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!