Chaney Family Dentistry has been serving Vallejo for 41 years. In 1977, Dr. Victor Chaney opened his doors to the public and has been working Monday through Thursday ever since. Initially he opened the practice on Springs road, and in 1990 moved to Tennessee St, where the practice remains to this day. In 2017, Dr. Alex Chaney joined the practice and works Monday through Thursday. Victor Chaney now only works Wednesday and Thursday, while enjoying more time with his wife and projects.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Alex did not always know he wanted to be a dentist. He went to UC Riverside from 2005 to 2009, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. During November of his senior year, he realized that he was facing a lifetime at the computer and wouldn't be able to interact directly with people. Out of a desire to help people, work with his hands, and work in a stimulating and challenging field, Alex changed tracks and began pursuing a degree in dentistry.
Dr. Alex continues his training by taking post-graduate courses in to stay up to date on the latest techniques. Dr. Alex is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Getting into dental school was not easy, so Alex took more classes to get dental school prerequisites, worked as a software consultant for a couple of years, and finally did some extra school and research before starting dental school in 2014. Dr. Alex graduated from the UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2017 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and has been serving the Vallejo community since then.
Alex enjoys many hobbies, including bicycling, hiking with his wife, playing piano, and making artwork. Alex has developed a game which was released on the IOS app store for iPhone in 2014. He has made many paintings, pebble houses, and jewelry pieces. Now that he is out of school, he has been enjoying woodworking, training bonsai trees, spending time with his wife, and taking care of their two rabbits.
Dr. Chaney graduated from Dental School at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry in 1977, receiving the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
For his undergraduate training, he attended the University of California at Riverside, and received his bachelor's degree in Physics.
Dr. Chaney is strongly committed to education. He continues his dental education with regular attendance at post-graduate courses, so that he may stay abreast of current developments in dentistry.
He is a member of the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
If dentistry does not keep him busy enough, then he has plenty of other interests to keep him out of trouble as well.
He enjoys his family, with his wife Sharon, his two boys Alex and Neil, and daughter-in-law Eli. The family enjoys hiking, camping, boating and scouting together. Everyone enjoys making things, as you can see elsewhere on the family's web site.
He is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout troop 77, and loves to spend time with the scouts. With the scouts he enjoys hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and many other activities.
He also plays music in a country band called The Desert Moon Band. He applies his artistic talents, assisted by some of the skills he learned in dentistry, to some unusual creations. His interests in electronics, computers, metalworking and woodworking are mostly self-taught. He likes making things so much, that when he first learned about what dentists do and how much creating things with his hands was involved, he said "This looks like the profession for me!".