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Dr. Alan J. Acierno


Dr. Alan J. Acierno is a practicing dentist and President, Clinical Operations. He leads the Field Operations and Clinical Operations Teams responsible for all operational and clinical standards, clinical education, and new clinical initiatives.

After receiving his D.D.S. from Creighton University, he practiced dentistry in both group and private environments, where he discovered the benefits and challenges of each. Compelled with a vision to make a difference in dentistry, Dr. A.J., together with his brother and fellow dentist, Dr. Michael Acierno, founded DecisionOne Dental Partners in 2011.

DecisionOne joined forces with Smile Brands in 2019 and has grown to 40 dental practices. As the company continues to grow, DecisionOne remains dedicated to the mission of changing the way dentistry is done to improve lives. In 2020 Dr. Acierno became the COO of the Midwest Region of Smile Brands, where he led both Field and Clinical and Operations for over 250 dental practices.

Dr. Acierno is committed to building a culture of patient-centered care and believes that when a dental practice has a culture of advocating for their patients, the possibilities are endless.