"Ty, have been flossing your teeth with sandpaper again?" - Dr. Alan Fairwood
Dr. Alan Fairwood is a long-time resident of Ashford Falls, New York. The son of a retired judge, he is also one of the three dentists in town.
Born sometime around 1925, Fairwood attended the original town high school in the 1940s when it was located in the Old Culbertson Mansion. Among his classmates were Carter Hedison, Albert "Allie" Waverly, Jerrold Waverly and Anna Waverly. It is known he and Allie both seriously wooed Carter's younger sister, Naomi Hedison, but at the time, the beauty only had eyes for her family retainer, Edward Ashworth who was a few years her senior. He later courted and married Melanie Satterwhite, a member of another well-to-do founding family in town, and through them attended medical school, returning to town as a dentist. They had one son, Sidney Fairwood. Among his clientele, are Ty Hedison, Daniel Featherstone, Diana Freeling, Quentin Baldwin, Bobbi Pierce, Samantha Strickland, Melissa Strickland and Marcia Caldwell.
Fairwood also turned out to be a shrewd businessman by becoming a stock-holder in Hedison Pharmeceuticals and joining its board of directors. Carter also got him membership in the local Eagles Club. Becoming one the wealthiest citizens in town next to Carter and Nate Featherstone, he acquired one of the mansions on Monarch Drive and developed a reputation for throwing money around to buy frivolous gifts, such as a yacht for himself, trips to Mariscos with his wife, homes for his children and investing in Daniel Waverly's taxi service and Ashford Falls Landscaping. He also purchased the Old Hood Mansion as an investment, planning to restore it and sell it for a profit. However, despite starting restoration work on it, he cut short funding the renovations in 1989 for other projects. In 1991, he also tried to place a bid for Jack Gable's Ferrai. With Allie, Douglas Greer, Marla Hill and Carter's wife, Monica Hedison, he created a trust fund to advance promising students with potential into college, funding scholarships for Deborah Nordoff, Helen Caldwell, Bobbi Pierce and Janet DuBois. In 1987, he acquired from Naomi the old Ludlow's Candy Shop, a local institution he wanted to save from closing. According to Melissa Strickland, it was also an investment to keep him in business as a dentist.
Over the years, Fairwood has kept a blind eye to Carter's reported illegitimate business deals, even criticizing Quentin and Diana's "one-sided" news stories about the Hedison Family. He retired in 1989, selling his office to his successor, Dr. Natalie Sprague. He has been invited to several galas at the Hedison Mansion, appearing as a guest the night of Rachel's wedding announcement to Dr. Paul Kirkwood as Jack Gable pursued Rachel as a love interest. Fairwood still intermittently appears in town enjoying his retirement. He has been seen eating at the Sidewalk Restaurant, New York Delicatessen and Worshams Restaurant.