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Dr. Alexander Cox

Dr. Cox has always loved the science of making things more beautiful. This is the main reason that he was drawn to dentistry, and it continues to be his favorite aspect of dental work.

Dr. Cox earned his DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers University School of Dentistry). He went on to continue his education in the US Navy, completing a one year Advanced Education Residency in General Dentistry. During his residency in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Cox gained valuable clinical experience in all aspects of dentistry, including implants, sedation, root canals, and cosmetic dentistry. ‍

Dr. Cox was awarded the FAGD (Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry), a prestigious designation achieved by only 6% of dentists, and he is one of the youngest dentists to receive this award.  Dr. Cox worked in Westchester since 2008 and has maintained a thriving office in Scarsdale since 2011.  

His dedication to Continuing Education and his proven passion for dentistry is what makes him a great choice for all of your dental health needs. When you come to Scarsdale Smiles, you can always rest assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Cox.‍

When he’s not at the office, you can find Dr. Cox spending time with his wife, three  children, and his puppy.  In his free time, he enjoys golf, bbqing, snowboarding, hiking, and anything that he can do out in nature.

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The Scarsdale Smiles Family

Close-Knit, Caring & Kind

The team at Scarsdale Smiles is a close-knit group, and we love working together to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health. We’re approachable and personable, and we pride ourselves on getting to know our patients. We care about more than just your smile, and when you’re in our office you’ll always be treated like a friend rather than two arches of teeth. If you’re looking for a warm, comfortable dental office in Scarsdale, we can’t wait to meet you!

Meet the Team

Personable Dental Care

amy front desk


Business Administrator

Amy grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in Japan for a number of years before making her way over to New York. She wears many hats in  our office – she’s our receptionist, scheduler, treatment coordinator, and insurance guru! With patience and care, Amy helps our patients with absolutely every step of their treatment! She loves getting to know all of our patients on a  personal level, loves the friendly (and fun!) team environment, and truly enjoys coming to work every day at Scarsdale Smiles.

Tara Hygienist

Tara, RDH


Tara graduated with honors from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has experience in many facets of dentistry for both adults and children, including a vast knowledge of periodontal care and implant dentistry. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and is Laser certified. Along with the rest of the Scarsdale Smiles team, she takes a personal approach with each patient and promotes the importance of good dental and periodontal health as it relates to whole body health. You will find your visits with Tara to be caring and comfortable. Outside of her love of dentistry and medicine, she cherishes time spent with her family, enjoys cooking, health and wellness, and treasured friendships.

Lisa Hygienist

Lisa, RDH


Lisa graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ as well as Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. Having worked in dentistry for over 30 years, Lisa loves keeping up with the latest dental technologies, she is Laser Certified. She appreciates that our  team at Scarsdale Smiles,  takes their time with every patient to treat them properly and thoroughly, and answer any questions they may have without ever feeling rushed. Outside of the office, Lisa loves going to the gym, enjoys the outdoors   and spending  time with her family and friends.

Thalia Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Thalia is our Certified Dental Assistant. She has been working in the dental field for 11 years and is crossed trained with many job responsibilities which include taking X-rays, sterilizing, sanitizing all instruments and opertories, and also assisting Dr. Cox and the rest of the Scarsdale Smiles team. One thing she truly loves about her job is creating lasting relationships with our patients. She always gives patients her full attention and devotes herself to making sure that the patents are comfortable, and that all needs of their needs are met. On her off time, Thalia loves to read. Her favorite part about working at Scarsdale Smiles is that we make sure the patients are happy and get the best service.

Dr. Cox cleaning a patient's teeth

I love changing my patients’ lives with dental work that repairs and transforms.

- Dr. Cox

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My family and I started going to Scarsdale Smiles about 6 months ago and we couldn't be happier. They have been amazing with the whole family. My two children (ages 2 & 5) love going here and getting their teeth cleaned, which is amazing to have a kid happy to see a dentist. Overall, Dr. Cox and the entire staff are fantastic. They are extremely professional, friendly and accommodating. I love their early hours on Thursday as it allows me to get into the dentist before heading off to work. I couldn't recommend Scarsdale Smiles more!



I have been a patient of Dr. Cox’s for close to a year. He is very thorough and takes his time to examine you. I don’t feel rushed and I don’t feel pain when I leave. I’ve never had to wait long to be seen, as was my experience with all of my past dentists. I get reminders via text for when my next appointment should be. Conveniently located close to the Scarsdale village.



I have been going to Dr. Cox for a few years now and I am very pleased with the treatment I have received. He is very thorough and meticulous in his examination and in identifying any potential problems. He always provides clear explanations and potential solutions. He always takes the time to listen to my thoughts/concerns. I feel that I can trust him completely because he is knowledgeable and has my best interest in mind. My teeth and gums have NEVER felt better! I highly recommend him.



I have the highest regards for Dr. Cox for both his professional skills and attention to his patients. I recently had the need for an emergency extraction before a vacation trip and not only did he fit me in but called me a number of times while I was away to check on my condition. He and his staff are very personable and professional.



Just got to meet Dr. Cox’s new–to-me hygienist, Tara, and she’s great! A very nice person on an already great team. I’ve recommended Dr. Cox to anyone who has asked and can’t speak more highly of his work, his chair side style and his strong desire to make sure you’re comfortable. Would recommend especially for folks who have had unpleasant experiences in the past.



I met with Dr.Cox about a year ago for some restorative work. Dr.Cox is very professional, friendly and most importantly has an exacting attention to detail and pride in his work. The office team is also very professional and friendly- never hesitating to accommodated me. I am very impressed, and am glad to have found Scarsdale Smiles. I highly recommend Dr. Cox at Scarsdale Smiles.



I highly recommend Dr. Cox. He is always very personal and profressional. I believe he has a genuine interest in what I have to say and what has been going on in my life. The dental work is great and he is alway guiding me in the right direction.



Dr. Cox provided exceptional care in a root canal (100% painless) and new crown. I really do think his desire for perfection in his work has made me more confident in my smile. I have since found that he is esteemed among his colleagues for the level of quality in his work. Remarkable is an understatement. The quality extends across his staff. Wish I had found him years ago.



Dr. Cox is a fantastic dentist. He is always running on time, extremely knowledgable and personable. Up to date technology is used during your visit. At the end of the appointment he gives reasonable recommendations for home/personal daily dental care. Dr. Cox is professional and I highly recommend him as a dentist.