Meet Our Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Office Manager

Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face at the front desk. I've always felt comfortable in a dental office because I grew up with one in my front yard. My dad's office was always an exciting place for me to go, as a patient and an employee. In 2006 we moved to Fairbanks where my husband served as the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Ft. Wainwright. Between family, friends and colleagues I can safely say there has not been one day of my life when I was not in the company of a dentist who cared about me. It is important to me that each of you enjoy that same feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I started working with Dr. Wappett in 2010. I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. Dr. Wappett and Dr. Lovejoy are fantastic doctors to work with, as they are highly skilled and fun to be around. I love the energy of our team that shares my primary goal which is to help you! 

My husband and I have four children and we love living in Fairbanks. I enjoy being outside and taking pictures of Alaska's beauty and writing about our adventures in life and thought. I value my faith, family and friends and hold a strong belief that the people we serve give my life meaning. 


Insurance and Billing Specialist

As your insurance and billing specialist, I am here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. I enjoy working with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs. I've been with Dr. Wappett's office since July, 2016. I appreciate how positive the environment is here. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I love the positive energy felt by everyone and I really appreciate the attentive care our doctors and team strive to provide, as individuals and collevtively, to each patient. 

My husband and I have 3 children. We all made the trek from Washington State in 2015 to live our version of the Alaskan dream. I love doing all things outdoorsy with my family. If you catch me in a moment alone you might find me sewing, crafting or repurposing an old treasure into something new.


Administrative and Dental Assistant

I have lived in Fairbanks, Alaska for 13 years. I joined our team in 2016. I enjoy helping people. I can be found throughout the office as I work in the front office, as a clinical assistant and maintain our inventory. As your patient liason you may hear my voice when you call the office, or find a postcard or letter in your mailbox as I help you maintin the recommended frequency for your preventive appointments. 

I am a Certified Nurse's Assistant.

I like to be outside and enjoy reading.



Dental Assistant

I moved to Fairbanks from the DC area with my husband who is going to school at UAF for petroleum engineering. I studied fine arts in Virginia before making the transition to the dental field. Now that I’m here, I can’t imagine working with a better group of people! Everyone is so nice and patient, and they’ve really helped me feel at home. I enjoy helping patients feel better about their dental care by providing a calm atmosphere and getting to know them on a more personal level.

I like to exercise my creativity by painting, and love going camping, hiking, and driving through the natural beauty that surrounds Fairbanks.


Dental Assistant

I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love being a dental assistant and helping you maintain and achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Dr. Wappett is a fantastic dentist to work with. I enjoy working with him and the rest of my team everyday. I have two yellow labs named Allie and Lily. I enjoy camping, hiking and going off road and exploring new trails in this beautiful state of Alaska. I love to dream in buttercream and decorate cakes and cupcakes in my spare time. I hope to continue my career in dental assisting and further my education and become a board certified expanded function dental assistant. Always remember, “You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.” 


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