Meet the Doctors

Drs. Eric L. Axelrode, Mark G. Axelrode and Doug J. Hudson are orthodontists in Moraga, California who specialize in providing quality orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Their purpose is to treat patients with compassion, empathy, and respect while providing care that incorporates the newest technologies to give the best outcome.

Eric L. Axelrode, DDS, MSD

Dr. Eric Axelrode received his B.A. in economics from U.C. Santa Cruz. He received his DDS from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Eric completed a year of general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland Oregon, treating medically compromised patients. He practiced general dentistry in Oakland and San Pablo for three years prior to completing his orthodontic residency at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. During his residency he earned his certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Eric brings a unique approach in delivering excellent orthodontic care while understanding first hand the needs of the general dentist.

Dr. Eric and his wife, Monica,  have  two children, Jean-Luc and Leah. He is a native of Orinda and graduated from Miramonte High School. After studying in various places, he wanted to return to his roots to raise a family. Dr. Eric and his family live in Moraga, and enjoy being part of the community both personally and professionally. He enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, skiing and traveling.


Mark G. Axelrode, DDS, MS

Dr. Mark Axelrode received his B.A. in biology from U.C. San Diego. He received his DDS from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where he was elected to the dental honor society, and attended UCLA for his orthodontic residency where he earned his certificate and Master of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Mark has been practicing orthodontics since 1994, and enjoys providing outstanding  care to his patients.

Dr. Mark is the proud father of three children: Samuel, Brigitte and Angelique.  In his free time,  Dr. Mark can be found on the golf course, skiing or spending time with his family.



Douglas J. Hudson, DDS

Dr. Doug Hudson received his B.A. in geography and dental science from U.C. Berkeley. While attending Cal, Dr. Hudson played basketball. Upon graduation he attended dental school on a Regents Scholarship at U.C. San Francisco, where he received both his DDS and orthodontic certificates . Dr. Hudson has been practicing orthodontics for over 35 years in the Bay Area and provides excellent orthodontic care to patients of all ages.  

Dr. Hudson was born in Berkeley and raised in Orinda where he graduated from Miramonte High School. He is the  father of three grown sons: Brett, Trevor and Miles, who also graduated from Miramonte High School. He is a balanced individual who enjoys living life to the fullest. When not practicing orthodontics he enjoys white water kayaking, surfing, kite boarding and traveling to exotic places with his wife, Nancy.   Spending time with his family, however,  is his favorite activity.