Dr. Alisha Holt
Being an orthodontist is such an incredible privilege. Not only am I able to give patients a beautiful smile they’re happy and confident to show off, but I’m able to watch them grow and transform along the way.
Getting to know my patients and their families throughout their treatment makes sharing in their excitement even more rewarding. I can’t imagine anything I’d want to do more.– Dr. Alisha Holt
From Wearing Braces to Applying Them
Dr. Alisha Holt knew she wanted to be an orthodontist from the day she got her braces off. The confidence and happiness her smile brought her made her realize she wanted to bring that feeling to others too! Dr. Alisha began her higher education at Gustavus Adolphus College, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.
She continued her dental and orthodontic education at the University of Minnesota, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Masters of Science, and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Holt recently achieved Board Certification with the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Alisha is a life-long learner. She attends local and national meetings to stay up-to-date on new and emerging research. She has extensive education and experience with digital and 3D technologies and is excited to bring her knowledge and experiences to the Kottemann Orthodontic Family.
Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time
Throughout her life, Dr. Alisha has loved giving back to others. She has gone on healthcare outreach trips to Tanzania, Guatemala, and Valencia, Spain. She regularly volunteers for Give Kids a Smile and is a provider for Smiles Change Lives, both of which provide free dental care to those in need.
Meeting and working with people around the world has given her an appreciation for the unique needs of each of her patients. Dr. Alisha loves the relationships she’s able to make with her patients and their families.
Outside of the Office
As a native Minnesotan, Dr. Alisha loves taking advantage of all the state offers. When she’s not in the office, you can find her walking the lakes with her dog Copper or visiting a local donut or ice cream shop.
She also enjoys hiking, camping, doing crossword puzzles, and has recently taken up golf. Easily her favorite thing to do is gather with friends and family to enjoy good conversation, great food, and lots of laughter.