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Meet Dr. Cranford

Dr. Alexander D. Cranford is a native of Moultrie, Georgia. After graduating from Colquitt County High School, Dr. Cranford graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following graduation from college, Dr. Cranford attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Nationally, Dr. Cranford’s dental school class ranked fifth on part one of the National Boards Exam and first on part two of the National Boards Exam. Dr. Cranford served as the president of the dental school’s student government association as well as a student ambassador for the international exchange program with Asahi and Meikai Universities in Japan. In addition to being inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dr. Cranford received numerous awards and honors, including the Dean’s Medal – the highest honor given by the dental school. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Cranford was then accepted into the orthodontic residency program at the UAB School of Dentistry where he completed an additional three years of education. During his orthodontic residency, Dr. Cranford obtained both a Certificate in Orthodontics as well as a Masters of Science degree.

Dr. Cranford is a second-generation dental care provider. His father, Jay N. Cranford, Jr., D.M.D., has been providing dental care to Moultrie and the surrounding communities for more than 35 years. Dr. Cranford’s decision to enter into the field of orthodontics was greatly influenced by his father, as he saw how much his father enjoyed his profession and interacting with so many wonderful people.

Dr. Cranford is a board-certified orthodontist. The primary purpose of The American Board of Orthodontics is to elevate the level of orthodontic care for the public by encouraging excellence in clinical practice and specialty education. The ABO is the only certifying board recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Cranford served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UAB School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Cranford serves on the board for Bridging the Gap Community Outreach, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, American Board of Orthodontics, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Dental Association, Western District Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society and the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.

Dr. Cranford and his wife, Lindsey, live in Newnan with their three children – Reagan, Davis and Laney. Dr. Cranford and his family are members of the Newnan First United Methodist Church.

In his spare time, Dr. Cranford enjoys the outdoors, fly-fishing and spending time with his family.

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