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Meet Our Team

Dental Assistants

Heidi - Dental AssistantHeidi

I was born and raised here in Alaska and love being outside enjoying all Alaska has to offer. My two awesome pups and I spend many hours together hiking and cross-country skiing. As much fun as I have in Alaska, I also love to travel; especially to underdeveloped countries.

Most of what I love in dentistry is the opportunity to help others. I am truly passionate about that aspect of what I do which is why I am pursuing my dental degree. I look forward to doing more dental mission work and can’t wait to spend more time giving back once I am finished with dental school.


Kaylynn - Dental AssistantKaylynn

Having been born in Alaska and this being the only place I’ve lived, I focus on making my life Well-rounded in many ways. My time is spent with my four-legged “child”, Gabby and also at school pursuing my Dental Hygiene Degree.

My objective in coming to work every day is to make my patients happy and for them to feel welcomed. I love to see them leave with a smile on their face. I love knowing that I have taken care of them in the best way I can.


Megan - Dental AssistantMegan

I consider myself to be a happy-go-lucky gal. I love animals- especially my own two dogs. I have been happily married to my husband, Edgar, for the last 2 years and look forward to many more to come.

I have had the opportunity to teach dental assisting as well as work in many fields within the dental office. I love being a part of the Alaska Premier Dental Group family.


Rosy - Dental AssistantRosy

Originally from Mexico, I am fluent in Spanish as well as English. I love spending time with my son enjoying Alaskan activities. We enjoy clam digging, camping and everything else Alaska has to offer.

I attended a local dental assisting school and love the opportunity I have to help people get healthier by taking care of their dental needs.


AmandaAmanda

I was born and raised in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and have lived in Alaska all my life. I am married to my wonderful husband of 10 years and we have two amazing twin boys.

My goal is to create a welcome and comfortable environment by building relationships with my patients.

It’s great being a part of a supportive team like Alaska Premier Dental Group.


Dental Assistant - ShantelShantel

Though my full name is Shantel Alohalani, I prefer to be called Aloha. I grew up in California and have two beautiful daughters. I enjoy spending any and all extra time with them including coaching some of the many sports they are involved in.

I have been in the dental field for over 11 years and I am proud to have specialized certifications in California as well as Alaska. I really love working with children and make it my priority to give even the smallest kids a great experience.


Registered Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienist - CamielCamiel

I moved to Alaska in 2002 with the greatest man I know, my husband. We consider ourselves blessed to call Alaska home. In a nutshell, I love coffee, photography, Pad Thai, laughing, reading, Jesus, crafting and traveling.

I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage Hygiene program in 2005 and can not imagine a better career choice. The opportunity to turn what is often dreaded into a fun, positive experience makes my day.


dental_hygienist-jackiesawyerJackie

I have been in Alaska for over 50 years and really enjoy hiking outside with my two dogs. I am also an avid wildlife & bird watcher and photographer.

I love that I have been able to build not only dental relationships but also friendships with so many patients over the last 31 years in practice.


Dental Hygienist - LizLiz

I am married to my long-time love, Cameron, who is the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at UAA. Go Seawolves! We love living in Eagle River and exploring Alaska with our 2 dogs.

I began my dental career over 12 years ago; working as an Administrative Assistant then as a Clinical Assistant in my brother’s dental practice in my native Arizona.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Pacific University in Oregon and moved to Alaska in 2011.

I am current member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and in 2010 was the recipient of the Oregon Dental Hygienists Association’s Professional Achievement Award.

The part of being a Dental Hygienist that I love the most is building relationships with my patients and helping them to understand the importance of their oral health. I always strive to give my patients a thorough yet gentle cleaning experience in a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment.


Dental Hygienist - MaijaMaija

I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Anchorage, attended Dimond High and graduated with my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from UAA. I did take a temporary detour South where I played college soccer in Arizona state for 2 years.

My dental career really began as a child. I loved visiting my hygienist and knew that I wanted to make people feel that same way I did.


Dental Hygienist - RhondaRhonda

Originally from Wisconsin, I have been in Alaska since 1990. I have two daughters and one son who keep me very busy. We spend our time together taking care of the horses, cats and dogs that we have collected over the years.

I went to hygiene school in Madison, WI and worked in Minneapolis for 6 years. I am really glad that I was able to move to the Last Frontier and make Alaska Premier Dental Group my home since 1997.


Dental Hygienist - ValisaValisa

I was born & raised here in the 49th state and graduated from UAA’s dental hygiene program. I am passionate about dental health~ ask me how keeping your mouth healthy
translates to whole body health! I like hiking, camping, & being in the outdoors (but I’m a fair weather fisher & hunter ;). I love spending time with my wonderful husband and two
beautiful children!


Business Assistants

Business Assistant - Bobbi JoBobbi Jo

Alaska has always been my home and my husband, 3 dogs and I take full advantage of spending time together here. We enjoy fishing and being outdoors.

Whether I am at home or at work, I am always up for a good laugh. You will always find me with a smile on my face working to be the best at what I do within the office.


Business Assistant - CassandraCassandra

I am an Air Force Veteran and married to a career Air Force spouse for over 20 years. I have three amazing children and love spending time vacationing with them in Mexico.

I fell into the dental field through a family friend and have loved learning all about dentistry. My favorite part of everyday is working side by side with amazing team members and patients.


Business Assistant - LynnLynn

My husband and 2 children have always enjoyed our family time together. Though my girls are grown, we still enjoy Alaska together; camping & fishing. One of the other passions I have is reading and I truly enjoy those quiet, alone times.

I really enjoy working in the field of dentistry; being both a patient advocate as well as business advocate for Alaska Premier Dental Group.


Business Assistant - SarahSarah

Having been born and raised in Alaska, I am thankful for all this great state has to offer. My most favorite aspect is the promise of friends, family and fun in every adventure! I especially enjoy exploring new destinations with my family & dog, Ziggy.

I also enjoy exploring all areas of dentistry. Over the past 10 years, I have had the opportunity to work in both the clinical as well as the business arena. I really love having the experience and knowledge from both aspects and I truly enjoy being a part of this great team.


KaijaKaija

I have been married to my High School sweetheart for more than 20 years and we have four amazing almost- grown children together. As a family, we do plenty of outdoor activities such as skiing and camping. I never want to let a moment of time go by where I don’t experience all of the love and laughs we have together.

Professionally, I love meeting new people, making our patients feel welcome and sharing laughs with them. Every day is an opportunity for a new adventure!


Melissa-200x300Melissa

I moved up to Alaska in 1998 from Texas. I began my career in the health care field at age 18 by becoming an EMT and working for the American Hyperbaric Center. I worked with them for 7 years, moving up from a technician to supervisor and eventually into health care administration.

I became a patient of Dr. Joseph Baggette in 2008 and always enjoyed the level of care I received when I came in. When I was given the opportunity to join the APDG team and work closer to home, I couldn’t pass it up.

I enjoy getting out in the Alaskan outdoors with my young daughter and traveling to warmer climates to scuba dive.

I have thoroughly enjoyed expanding my knowledge into the dental field. I love greeting my patients and making sure I treat them like they are my family.


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