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All our professionals at Alaska's Trusted Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Our fantastic team is always looking out for the patient and their comfort.


BRIGHT SMILES DENTAL, LLC SOUTH ANCHORAGE


Registered Dental Hygienists


Kristi

Kristi
Happily married and a mother of four, I am passionate about everything in my life. I love to entertain, am an Insanity instructor at the Alaska Club and love to travel. I have had the privilege of working part time with my wonderful husband Dr. Morehead and the blessing of being a full time mom to our great kids.

I am in love with dentistry; working first as a Dental Hygiene Educator at UAA. I hold a high standard for myself and love to care for my patients with compassion and empathy while providing them with amazing care.

 

 

 

 

 

Alana

Alana
I was born and raised Alaskan and completed my degree in dental hygiene at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  I have been married to my high school sweet heart for five years, and have two rescued pitbulls that we adore.  My husband and I are avid adventurers and enjoy staying active together.  I love photography and fill many weekends shooting portraits.  I'm also fiercely passionate about dog rescue and frequently foster dogs in need. 

There are many reasons I love my job but the one that always comes to mind first is that I love building relationships with my patients.  I recognize the dental office isn't everyone's favorite place, so I make it my personal mission to connect with each of my patients to ensure they feel comfortable and well cared for. 

 

 

 


Administrative Assistant


Brijon

Brijon

I've called Alaska home since moving here in ’88. I’m grateful my husband fell in love with AK too and let us stay!  He makes sure we get out camping as often as possible. I love being a mom to my crazy, silly kiddos.  Our busy life is  filled with school, work, church, extended-family and fun.  If I need to escape from all of that I can be found reading or crocheting by my blazing woodstove. 

I was born into a dental family so the dental office has always been a second home to me.  Working the past 13 years in various positions I have a well-rounded knowledge of dentistry but always seek to learn more. Above all I enjoy meeting amazing people, hearing their stories and helping them feel comfortable while in the office.  Working at Bright Smiles is a great blessing to me.

 

 



ANCHORAGE DENTAL ARTS, LLC MIDTOWN ANCHORAGE


Registered Dental Hygienists


LeslieLeslie

I moved to Alaska in 1964 with my parents and three siblings.  After graduating from A.J. Dimond High I attended Baylor University and Baylor College of Dentistry to become a dental hygienist.  I am so thankful I chose this profession as I have been working in this field for 32 years and still enjoy and love my job as a hygienist.  After working in a general dental practice and a pediatric practice I moved to the Anchorage Dental Arts team and have been here for 20 years.  I am married and have two children.  Thanks for trusting us with your friends and family with all your dental needs!

 

 

Nancy

Nancy

Although born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve called Anchorage my home since 1980. Here I raised my children, learned to garden and tried unsuccessfully to scare moose away from the vegetable garden! It was here also that I fulfilled my long held dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist. When I earned an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree at UAA. My career satisfies my interest in science and health as well as my passion for connecting with people of all ages while also helping them achieve optimal dental health and beautiful smiles!

 

 

Staci

Staci 

The most common way patients who can’t remember my name describe me is that I’m either the one who talks a lot, the one with all the kids, or the one whose husband coaches basketball at UAA. All are true statements! I was raised in Anchorage and have only left to attend hygiene school at Idaho State University 23 years ago. My husband does coach men’s basketball at UAA and we are raising 5 very athletic kids..shocking, right? I love Alaska, I love sports, and I love my career. My favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is the relationships with my patients. When I’m not working or watching my kids play sports you’ll find me reading or scrap booking 95% of the time. The other 5% probably involves me eating nachos!

 

 

Shelly

Shelly

I was born and raised in Washington State. I moved to Alaska in 1992 to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. I graduated from UAA in 1994, Cum Laude with an associates of Arts and Science Degree. I am passionate about learning the latest information so that I may assist the patients with their care. My interests outside of office include: traveling, fishing, gardening, quilting, skiing and sports!

 

 

 


Dental Assistants


Jen

Jen

I've been in the Dental field assisting for 12 years.  I moved to Anchorage in December of 1999 from California. I love spending time with my family and extended family. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann

Ann

Born and raised Alaskan, moved to Anchorage from Juneau when I was 12. I enjoy summers, walking my dog Charlie, reading, gardening and cooking. I started my career in dentistry after completing 2 years of orthodontics. Having experienced the transformative effects of dentistry, I wanted to be able to do that for others. I began my training at ANMC, complete their dental assisting training program primarily working with children, emergency walk in and elderly patients. I left for private practice to expand my skills and further my career. One of the things I enjoy most is going to work is that every day is a new experience and another opportunity to ensure my patients feel comfortable and leave happy!

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Administrative Assistant


AmandaAmanda

I was born and raised in Alaska and love being outside enjoying all of what Alaska has to offer! I love summer and spend a lot of my extra free time hiking, riding motorcycles, and being with friends and family. I graduated from Penn Foster in 2007 with a degree in Medical coding and billing, and Medical Terminology. I have been in the medical field for 15 years and I cannot imagine a better career choice than dental. The opportunity to turn what is often dreaded into a fun positive experience makes my day. I truly enjoy helping patients achieve a beautiful smile!

 

 

Stacey

Stacey

I am the fifth child out of seven, and the only left hander in my family. I am originally from California. I moved to Alaska in 2007. I attended East Anchorage High School, and during that time I met my high school sweetheart. We are now the proud parents of our 1 year old son, Macek.  In 2013 I graduated from Alaska Career College for Insurance Medical coding and Billing. This is my first time being in the field of dentistry, and I must say I love it!!

 

 


Operation Manager


KarenKaren

I was born and raised in Oregon on a farm and I’m a farm girl still at heart!  You’ll always find a smile on my face because I truly love what I do. I love helping patients transform their smiles and being able to financially create options for our patients to meet their dental dreams. I moved to Alaska in 1990 and I live in Hatcher Pass.  I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking w/my dog, picking  blueberries in Hatcher Pass, watching the northern lights, fishing and snowshoeing. I also enjoy food storage, canning and baking.