At Mat Su Dental, we believe that quality dental care, combined with a peaceful and comfortable environment, can make keeping your smile beautiful a fun and positive experience.
Q. What kind of mouth wash and tooth paste do you recommend?
A. Act mouth wash and whatever tastes best to you. If you do not like the taste you will not use it.
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I attended the University of Pittsburgh and received my bachelors in biology. From there I went on to attend Harvard and achieve my Masters in Dental Medicine graduating in 1994. I have been practicing dentistry for 19 years and enjoying working at Mat-Su Dental Center for the past 5 years. Staying on top important dental trends is very important. I attend several continuing education courses to keep me abreast with the technology and techniques of this ever changing field. My wife of 14 years and I moved to Alaska from Ohio in 2008 with our 10 year old son in search of a new adventure. Moving to Alaska is something we have always wanted to do and now we are living our dream! Outside of the office I love to spend time with my family and our 3 dogs. My son and I enjoy camping, fishing and hiking as much as we can!
I grew up on a farm in eastern Montana with my parents and 4 brothers. Where I learned to hunt, fish, and of course farm. My father and one of my brothers are still farmers there today. My mother is a professional quilter along with keeping the family in line. After many years on the farm I decided to attend college at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana. I graduated with my bachelors in cell biology and neuro-science with a minor in chemistry. From there I took a year off to pursue snow skiing and window glazing. In 2004 I decided to go to Oregon Health Science University in Portland and received my dental degree. After graduating in 2008 I moved to Vancouver British Colombia for a general practice residency at the University of British Columbia. There I was able to work with medically compromised and oncology patients. I moved to Alaska in 2009 and have been enjoying the great outdoors ever since. I love back country hiking and skiing as well as gardening. I enjoy working with all of our patients and helping others with the unique challenges Alaska has to offer. I enjoy oral surgery and working to help put nervous patient’s minds at ease.
I was raised in Eagle River Alaska and attended Gruenig Middle and Chugiak High schools. Upon graduation I attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where I received my Bachelors in Natural Sciences. From there I attended Oregon Health Sciences Institute and received my Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. I am very active in continuing education and take regular classes at Spear Education; I am also a member of the Alaska Academy of General Dentists. I love providing quality dental care to family’s with members of all ages and I am looking forward to meeting you. Outside of the office I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, and skiing. I enjoy being an avid member of the Great Dane Club of Alaska and spending time with my wife.
I grew up in Alaska in a family of five and graduated from West High School. I received my associates of Science in dental hygiene from Mt. Hood Community College in 2008 and went on to pursue my Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2010. I am also proud to be the secretary and treasurer of CIDHA since 2012. I have worked with my wonderful co-workers at Mat-Su Dental Center since 2009. I enjoy educating patients on the importance of oral health as well as meeting new friends! My two favorite past times are travel and outdoor activities. I have had the opportunity to visit 11 different countries, my favorites so far are New Zealand, and Japan, but I can’t wait to visit more! My outdoor hobbies include biking, skiing, hiking with friends, kayaking, and church activities. I enjoy sharing a gentle, educational and caring experience with our patients.
I was born in Honolulu Hawaii to a navy family. After my dad’s military retirement we moved to Alaska in 1978 when he took a job at ARCO on the north slope, I have been in love with Alaska ever since. I graduated from Wasilla High School and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage graduating with a dental hygiene degree in 1997. I have been blessed to do a little traveling before settling back down in Alaska and have held a Dental Hygiene license in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Tennessee. I am the mother of 5 wonderful sons who have blessed me with 4 grandchildren ages 2-7. I love spending days with my grandchildren and going where our adventures take us. I am also an avid member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where I have served as a school board member and women’s ministries leader. I am currently in training to be a Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) coordinator and a Lifestyle Matters facilitator. I hold to the values of treating our patients with respect and kindness, allowing them to participate by educating and helping guide them through the best home care choices. I love being a part of our team that helps our patients achieve good dental health for a lifetime of smiles! I also enjoy helping our more fearful patients overcome that first step with gentle kindness and encouragement giving them the sense of accomplishment they deserve! I also love working with children and have continued to be a part of the Mat-Su Dental Center team for over 10 years.