I graduated from the CTC UAF dental hygiene program in May of 2013. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, I worked as a dental assistant for eight years. I can honestly say that I love all aspects of dentistry! I have been given a wonderful opportunity to work alongside Dr. Wappett and his exceptional staff. My main goal is to provide the best treatment possible for all of our patients. I do this by customizing the treatment that is right for each individual, and using the latest education and technology. Dr. Wappett is a highly skilled dental professional who puts his patients first, taking pride in all treatment he provides. Everyone works together as a team to create a positive work environment and atmosphere.
I've lived in Fairbanks most of my life and I couldn't imagine calling any other place home. Most of my free time is spent with my husband and our beautiful children. We enjoy the outdoors and try to make the most out of every summer. Our family's favorite sport is soccer and we spend a lot of time volunteering and watching our kids play throughout the year.
I have enjoyed my numerous years of practicing dental hygiene. I have worked with Dr. Wappett since he purchased the practice from the previous dentist in 2010. My favorite aspect of care is helping patients individualize their oral hygiene habits with their lifestyle. I enjoy welcoming new patients from the very young to the very mature. As a craftsman, Dr. Wappett has excellent dental skills, he doesn't take himself too seriously and tells a great joke. I like the relaxed, easy-going, yet professional atmosphere in our office.
I am married to my fun husband, Marty, and I am very proud of my children. I love to travel and learn about other cultures and experience the rich history of people and places. I enjoy baking, walking with my dog, singing, and serving in my church.
I was born in Fairbanks and have lived in the Fairbanks/North Pole area all my life. I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College with an AAS degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. I have since then worked part-time as a dental hygienist in multiple offices while completing further schooling; I earned my BS degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2018. I am excited to have finished my educational goals (for now!) and to have the opportunity to work as a full-time dental hygienist.
I began working at Dr. Wappett’s office in July 2018. I enjoy the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere of our office and working alongside such a friendly and professional team! I am proud to work with Dr. Wappett and his team to provide the highest standard of dental care for our community. My favorite aspect of my job is talking with patients, evaluating their dental condition, and formulating a unique course of treatment that will both address their dental needs and also fit well into their lifestyle. I very much enjoy educating patients on ways they can improve and maintain their dental and overall health.
During my time off work, I enjoy spending time with family, horseback riding, cross-stitching, walking trails, reading, and playing with our animals (currently two horses and a new kitten). I also like getting involved in community service projects as a member of both the Alaska Dental Hygiene Association as well as the Golden Key International Honour Society.