As we are thinking of what we are thankful for this month, our patients are at the top of our list! We love seeing patients with their families at each appointment. We would enjoy receiving family Christmas cards, so please feel free to send them our way!

Atlas Orthodontics
2863 Old Fort Parkway Ste. D
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

With the fall chill and winter quickly approaching, Dr. Alex loves to eat soup! This Butternut Squash Soup from FoodBabe is one of our go to soups at the Alexandroni household. Try out this easy recipe the next time you want something to warm you up on a cold day!


1 large butternut squash or 4 cups cubed

2 tablespoons coconut oil

3 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1 onion, diced

½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth or vegetable broth

1 cup coconut milk

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut the butternut squash in half and place face down on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-45 mins, or until fork tender. When done, scrape out the insides and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
4. Add carrots, celery, and onion and cook until the vegetables have begun to soften and the onion turns translucent, 3-4 mins.
5. Stir in butternut squash, thyme, sage, chicken broth, coconut milk, salt, and pepper.
6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the flavors have combined (about 15-20 mins).
7. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Alternatively, let the soup cool slightly and carefully puree in batches in an upright blender.
 The Atlas Team would like to congratulate our team member Nicole, who married the love of her life, Joel Paris, on October 27 here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The sweet ceremony at a barn venue was followed with appetizers and cheesecake under twinkling lights. She’s now back from her honeymoon so be sure to congratulate her at your next visit!
Dr. Alex and his wife Cristina are firm believers in dating your spouse! This month they enjoyed a night out with dinner and a movie. To hear more on marriage and motherhood, follow Cristina’s new blog “Walking Into Womanhood”

We are excited to announce Zachary Wade as our patient of the month for November! Zach has shown great oral hygiene, a willingness to follow instructions, and punctuality at his appointments.

Thank you Zach for being an awesome patient!

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