Best Dentists in Anchorage

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Dr. Terry Preece, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Terry J. Preece has over 40 years of experience in dentistry since gaining his dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He believes strongly in helping the community and spent two years serving in a community health center as the only dentist on Wrangell Island. He makes a point of providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date dental care by attending continued education courses throughout the year. Dr. Preece has active membership in several dental health organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Alaska Dental Society.

Healthy Smiles Dental has been Dr. Preece’s work home for the last 10 years. There he and his team offer dental care solutions that aim towards the long-term health and satisfaction of their patients. They offer cosmetic dentistry treatments such as veneers and teeth whitening, as well as general dentistry therapies such as dentures, root canals and crowns. In order to ensure patient comfort Healthy Smiles Dental offers many small luxuries such as heated dental chairs and neck pillows as well as sedation options for more invasive procedures. Dr. Preece also provides dental emergency services and maintains OR privileges at Alaska Regional Hospital.

2

Dr. Scott Laudon, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Scott Laudon, DMD is a military veteran who has served both in Europe, at Darmstadt Germany and in Saudi Arabia as part of Desert Storm. Prior to serving Dr. Laudon earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health and Science University. He has over 30 years of dentistry experience. He is a passionate outdoors man and deeply values giving the best care to his community.

Dr. Laudon’s family practice, Alcan Dental Group, offers a full array of dental health treatment options. From preventative care such as exams, sport mouthguards and sealants, to restorative dental therapies such as dentures, dental implants and sleep apnea. Dr. Laudon also provides many specialty services such as sedation dentistry for anxious patients, periodontal disease treatments, and ClearCorrect™ for teeth alignment. Alcan Dental Group is also uniquely equipped for pediatric dentistry. They treat patients as young as 2 years old and their office has a play corner that is well stocked with games, books and kid-sized furniture. All members of their staff are trained to provide a relaxing and educational experience and they accept Denali KidCare insurance.

3

Dr. Kent Marchant, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Kent Marchant, DMD graduated from Tufts University with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and awards in fixed prosthodontics. He has since continued his education through the White Cap Institute, the Russo Seminars, DOCS Education and the IAOMT. He hosts the Alaska Cerec Study club which educates dentists on the use of Cerec technology. Dr. Marchant is also a member of several dental health organizations, including the ADA, the Alaska Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentists.

Health Centered Dentistry is uniquely focused on holistic dentistry. In line with this they offer amalgam filling removals, ozone dental therapy, obstructive sleep apnea treatments and vitamin C, Zinc and pH level testing. Dr. Marchant provides many dentistry and oral surgery treatment options such as cleanings, root canals, orthodontics, bone grafts, dental implants, sinus lifts and many others. To give patients the most relaxing dental experience they not only provide several sedation options but also various small luxuries including warm lavender towels, essential oils, hot beverages, homemade chapsticks and organic, gluten-free snacks along with many others.

4

Dr. Richard S. Crosby, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Richard S. Crosby, DDS, has amassed over 20 years of experience since completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School. In order to provide patients with the most up-to-date care he has continued his post-doctoral education at many different institutions including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has furthered the educations of others by teaching at the University of Alaska and community groups.

Dr. Crosby can be found at Richard Crosby DDS dental clinic. There he provides a wide variety of general and preventive dentistry including dental cleanings, digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments and mouthguards. For those seeking a cosmetic dental change Dr. Crosby offers porcelain veneers, tooth and gum recontouring, and sedation dentistry as well as many others. For those in need of more significant dental restorations Dr. Crosby can perform various restorative procedures such as same-day crowns, porcelain inlays/onlays, root canals and oral surgery. They can also provide treatment for sleep apnea and Invisalign®.

5

Dr. Patrick Dorman, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Patrick G. Dorman, DDS, graduated from the University of the Pacific with both his undergraduate degree in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Alaska Dental Hygiene Program for 30 years. Dr. Dorman believes strongly in helping others and has volunteered his services through the Donated Dental Services Program and through a Dental Mission to Costa Rica by the Oregon Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene program.

Century Dental Center has been Dr. Dorman’s work home since 2002. Here patients can receive all types of dental health treatments. Some of the more routine of these services include treatments such as cleanings, fillings, sealants, root canals, tooth extractions and mouthguards. For more cosmetic needs treatments such as, dental veneers, bridges and crowns, can be administered by Century Dental. To meet the needs of all patients, Dr. Dorman uses state-of-the-art technology, such as the E4D same-day crown system and cone beam CT scans.

6

Dr. Dale Burke, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Dale Burke earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan Dental School and has since attained over 30 years of dentistry experience. He served the Indian Health Service as dental program director in both Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Rosebud, South Dakota. He went on to complete his two-year Advanced General Practice Residency at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Dr. Burke is dedicated to helping his community and has provided restorative dental care in remote villages, such as Unalakleet, on numerous occasions.

Advanced Dental Solutions Inc. is Dr. Burke’s main office, where he provides a multitude of services including the all-encompassing smile makeover. The smile makeover service is tailored to address all of the patients needs and concerns using a combination of dental treatments. These may include but are not limited to teeth whitening, orthodontics, veneers, oral surgery and dental bonding. Dr. Burke is uniquely well trained to handle even the most extreme restorative dental care needs.

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Dr. Joseph Baggette, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Joe Baggette, DMD earned his undergraduate at High Point University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University Dental School. He then served as a Bush Dentist with the Indian Health Service. After which Dr. Baggette transferred to the Alaska Native Medical Center, where he received extensive training in emergency dentistry. He maintains many professional affiliations with dental health organizations including The American Dental Association and The Alaska Dental Society. Dr. Baggette has also gone on many dental service trips to places like Nepal, The Dominican Republic and Vietnam.

Dr. Baggette is co-owner of Alaska Premier Dental Group which has locations in both Anchorage and Wasilla. They offer an impressive array of dental health treatment options which include all basic treatments for general dental health needs, such as cleanings, gum treatments, porcelain veneers and dentures. However, Dr. Baggette’s also provides emergency dental services for patients with missing, cracked, chipped or broken teeth as well as any tooth pain or abscess.

8

Dr. Richard Gregorin, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Richard Gregorin, DDS has 50 years dentistry experience. He earned his undergrad at St. Norbert College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Marquette Dental School. He joined the US Airforce promptly after graduating and served as a dentist for several years. Even after entering private practice in 1973 he continued to serve his community by providing dental care to the children of bush communities on Kuskokwim and Scammon Bay for several years. Dr. Gregorin was the president of the Alaska State Dental Association and maintains membership in the American Dental Association, Alaska Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Gregorin Dental offers all kinds of general and cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as crowns, oral cancer screenings, teeth extractions and veneers. They also provide specialized care for both pediatric and geriatric patients. Their pediatric care is marked by an ability to handle children of all personalities, from the extremely shy to the amazingly energetic, with patience and compassion.

9

Dr. David Paape, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. David Paape, DDS received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He has over 10 years of experience providing dental services and has owned his private dental practice, Northstar Dental, since 2009. Dr. Paape believes in the importance of continuing education and is thus part of several dental health organizations. These include the Academy of General Dentistry, the Far North Surgical Study Club, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and many more.

Northstar Dental offers services in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as endodontics, TMJ and TMD treatments. Their preventative dentistry is well suited for all ages and includes exams, x-rays, fluoride and sealant services. In terms of restorative dentistry Northstar Dental offers tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges and dental implants. For those with more extensive dental needs Dr. Paape provides tooth extractions, dentures and a large variety of TMJ or TMD treatments, such as splints and occlusal adjustment.

10

Dr. James Penfield, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. James Penfield, DDS earned his bachelors from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University. Since then he has continued his education on various dental health topics such as laser treatments, 3D radiology and sedation. He maintains membership in various dental health organizations including American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Kois Center and Crown Council and Richardson Group Coaching.

Legacy Dental Arts, Dr. Penfield’s dental practice, is located just northeast of Anchorage. They offer a plethora of dental health therapies. Along with general and cosmetic dental services they also provide periodontics and emergency dentistry. They also provide sedation dentistry including complimentary nitrous oxide for all patient visits, so that those with anxiety or extremely low pain tolerance, can have a comfortable experience. Legacy Dental Arts uses many advanced technologies including but not limited to, 3D digital imaging, soft tissue laser treatment for gum disease, and VELscope® cancer screening.

11

Dr. Owen C. Mandanas, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Owen C. Mandanas, DDS, received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Goucher College and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University. She is certified to use both the DNA appliance and the ALF. Dr. Mandanas has been practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years and is dedicated to continuing her education so that she can provide the best care for her patients. She maintains affiliations with American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Holistic Dental Association and many more.

Dr. Mandanas is an integrative dentist, which means that in addition to traditional treatment options she can also provide a holistic approach. Mandanas Dental offers many dental health treatment options. These include general and cosmetic dentistry, such as exams, sealants, crowns and teeth whitening. Dr. Mandanas also offers specialty services such as obstructive sleep apnea treatments, both traditional and holistic, and sedation dentistry for anxiety prone patients.

12

Dr. Brian Kruchoski, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Brian Kruchoski, DDS, has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He served in the United States Public Health Service and is a lifetime member of the Crown Council, The American Dental Society and several other dental health organizations. Dr. Kruchoski is passionate about providing dental care to the underprivileged and has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to places like Kenya, Tanzania and Peru.

Alaska Premier Dental Group has two office locations, one in Anchorage and another in Wasilla. They have a large team of dentists and dental health professionals. As such they offer a massive selection of services. They provide standard treatment options such as composite fillings, crowns and bridges, sealants, and wisdom teeth extractions. They also provide specialized treatments for things like bad breath, teeth grinding, TMJ and oral cancer screenings.

13

Dr. Mark Silverman, DDS

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Mark E. Silverman earned his undergraduate from Michigan State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan. After this he worked as a dental assistant at the Alaska Native Medical Center. He has been in private practice for 20 years. Dr. Silverman maintains active membership in the American Dental Association and the Alaska Dental Society.

Silverman Family Dentistry is a true family dental clinic with both Dr. Silverman and his wife Dr. Andrea Silverman providing dentistry services. They are dedicated to creating a uniquely comfortable dentistry experience and empowering patients to make well-informed decisions regarding their dental care. The Silverman Family Dentistry is also passionate about caring for their community and have given dental services to underserviced groups in Alaska through Mission of Mercy. They offer general dentistry services such as exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges, implants and much more.

14

Dr. Evelyn Haley, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Evelyn Haley, DMD, is a second-generation dentist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as her Teaching Certificate, from the University of Oregon. After this she went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. Upon graduating Dr. Haley served in the US Army for several years until receiving an Honorable Discharge and has been in private practice since.

Dr. Haley’s dental practice, Emerald Dental Associates, is a preferred provider for several insurance companies such as Premera Blue Cross and Cigna. They offer dental services for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Dr. Haley creates customized treatment plans with each of her patients and emphasizes open dental health communication between herself and patients. She provides all types of general dentistry care such as exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings and many others.

15

Dr. Robert Morehead, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Robert Morehead, DMD, has gained over 20 years of experience in dentistry, most of which he acquired in Alaska, since earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University. He is a dedicated family man and athlete. Dr. Morehead is a member of several dental health organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Alaska Dental Society and the Anchorage Dental Society.

Dr. Morehead currently practices at Anchorage Dental Arts. Here all standard general and cosmetic dental treatments are available. These include but are not limited to exams, sealants, teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding. For patients needing more invasive treatments they provide root canals, tooth extractions, root planning, dental implants and grafts. In addition to these they also provide more specialized care such as TMJ treatment, non-surgical periodontal therapy, sleep apnea treatment, Fastbraces® and Invisalign®.

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Dr. Kevin Easley, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Kevin M. Easley, DMD, earned his degree from Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School with honors. He takes continuing education seriously and has received extensive postgraduate training in comprehensive reconstruction, craniofacial pain, implantology and many other topics. Dr. Easley has previously served as president of the Anchorage Dental Society and he maintains membership in many dental health organizations. These include the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Dental Association and others.

Dr. Easley’s self-titled dental practice is well equipped to meet the needs of patients’. These include general services such as bondings, fillings, veneers, tooth whitening, scaling and root planing and root canal therapy and many others. Dr. Easley also offers customized and specialist dental therapies, such as sleep apnea treatment, snoring appliances, TMD treatments, dental implants and dentures.

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Dr. Monte L. Burtch, DDS

Location

Palmer

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Monte L. Burtch has gained over 20 years of experience since earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University. In order to achieve his goal of helping patients be as healthy and happy as possible, Dr. Burtch participates in continuing education through The KOIS Center as both a graduate and mentor. He is also a member of both the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Burtch’s practice, General Family Dentistry, is located in Palmer, roughly 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. They offer general dentistry services such as thorough exams, cleanings and both amalgam and composite fillings. Dr. Burtch also provides a vast amount of restorative treatments such as post and core, implant supported bridge superstructure with individually supported crowns, and a variety of denture options among many others.

18

Dr. James Hyer, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr James Hyer, DMD completed his undergraduate from the University of Oregon and went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health Sciences. After graduating he served as an army dentist and has since gained over 30 years of dentistry experience. Dr. Hyer is people oriented and goes above and beyond to give his patients a compassionate dental experience. He is also well respected by his peers and is often consulted on difficult cases.

Anchorage Dental Group is a comprehensive dental health practice. While they do offer all basic services such as exams, cleanings, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants for all ages, they also provide a wide range of orthodontics. For patients with dental emergencies that occur outside of normal office hours, Anchorage Dental Group offers 24/7 emergency dental care.

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Dr. Charles Spalding, DMD

Location

Anchorage

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Charles Spalding is a true Alaskan native, having been born on Kodiak Island. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology with dual minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Augustana College. He then continued on to Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he earned his dental degree. From 2009 to 2013 Dr. Spalding served at the Alaska Native Medical Center and since then has been in private practice.

Spalding Dental provides patients with many dental health treatment options. They customize all dental treatments for the patients’ individual needs, including cleanings, which they offer in three levels from standard to deep clean with numbing. In general, these include exams, x-rays, composite fillings, and same-day crowns. For more extensive dental concerns they offer root canals, teeth extractions, and implants among many others.

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Dr. Ben Kolean, DDS

Location

Wasilla

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Ben Kolean graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and has nearly 20 years of dentistry experience. He is dedicated to helping people and is considered a preferred provider by many insurance companies, such as Ameritas, Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, United Concordia and many others.

Dr. Kolean’s self-titled practice is located in Wasilla, roughly 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. They stress preventive care such as routine exams, x-rays and sealants. In cases were cavities or decay are identified they offer fillings and tooth extractions. For patients with more extensive needs Dr. Kolean provides complete or partial dentures, dental bridges and crowns as well as dental implants. They also provide nightguards for bruxism treatment and athletic mouthguards.

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    David Krug is the son of a dentist, and the brother of a dentist. He's been around and worked in helping dentists grow there practices nearly his whole adult life prior to starting United Dentists. He's a proud member & supporter of the Dental Trade Alliance.