Meet The Team
Alina Cretu, DMD, DDS
Kois Center Graduate
Dr. Alina Cretu was born in Romania in 1973. She received her first dental degree from Faculty of Dental Medicine in Timisoara, Romania, in 2002. At that time she decided to follow her career dream in the United States of America and earned her second dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, in 2007. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Local Dental Society.
Currently, Dr. Alina resides with her family in Myrtle Beach, and she practices high quality dentistry in Surfside Beach. Dr. Alina’s dental practice, Dunes Dental Services, has been a recipient of the “Best of the Beach Award” annually since 2012.
Dr. Alina is one of only two KOIS Center Graduates on the Grand Strand. The mission of the KOIS Center is to “enable motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding both knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry” which includes, but is not limited to, highly-specialized and exclusive clinical program teaching the latest in esthetics, implant, cosmetic, restorative dentistry. This ongoing commitment to the highest level of continuing education means that Dr. Alina can offer her patients the best treatments and technology that dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Alina believes in a proactive guided approach to dental wellness. Her objective is to help her patients reach their smile and health goals with a conservative treatment strategy, preserving natural teeth whenever possible. She favors a compassionate yet direct manner in communicating with her patients and helping them make decisions about their dental health.
Dr. Alina enjoys giving back to the local community that she now proudly calls home. In collaboration with churches, she provided free dental extractions monthly for an entire year to patients in need. Last year, she also undertook a mission to Kenya to provide dental services there. Recognized by the “Talk of the Town” Awards for her commitment to Surfside Beach and surrounding areas, Dr. Alina always appreciates an opportunity to be actively involved in the community.