Meet Dr. Alan Kai

Orthodontics has interested me because of my complicated treatment that caused me to be in braces for almost 7 years.  It amazes me how much of an improvement straight teeth can make not only on someone's self-confidence, but also oral hygiene and function.  It is very gratifying treating our patients each day, and I am thankful to be in this profession. 


  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
  • Certificate for general practice residency – Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
  • Orthodontic Internship – U.T. Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics – A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ

Continuing Education

It is important to stay up to date on the new advancements in orthodontics.  I continue to improve and learn by attending courses and lectures at conferences throughout the year.  This helps ensure that each patient receives the best treatment for them.

Professional Memberships

In the Community

I was born and raised in San Jose, California.  I went to Andrew P. Hill High for high school where I was the Junior class President and the Commissioner of Spirit.  Throughout high school I volunteered at Regional Medical Center and other school events.  I then attended UC Davis where I continued to volunteer through the Japanese American Student Society club.  While in dental school, I held the positions as the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Fundraising Chair, District 11 ASDA Planning Committee Sponsorship Chair, and the California Dental Association (CDA) Wellness and Recreation Chair.  I was fortunate to do two dental mission trips.  One in Cambodia prior to dental school to assist and place sealants, and another in Jamaica where a group of 120 dental students and faculty treated over 1000 patients.  Also, I have participated in other dental volunteering events, including CDA Cares and Give Kids a Smile.  While in my orthodontic residency, I received the “Best Clinical ABO Case” award.  I also treated patients at St. Vincent de Paul which allowed us to treat patients who were not fortunate to afford braces in an outside clinic.  Since 2021, I have been authoring the Wired Orthodontics column in the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist Bulletin, which is about the latest technology in the orthodontic specialty.

Outside the Office

I love relaxing with my wife, Vanessa, and our three cats, Milo, Shiro, and Kumo.  I also enjoy exercising/being outdoors, eating, and learning/making new things.