Our Practice

Making smiles in Fairbanks wider and brighter since 1992.

Welcome to Fairbanks Dental Center. We were founded in 1992 and moved to our current location on Airport Way in 1999. Over the years, we have expanded into a multi-doctor office to better serve our patients as well as provide each other continued professional support. With several practitioners it allows our patients to receive the most modern and quality care possible.  

Our mission is to create a comforting and caring dental environment. Your dental concerns are our first priority. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care in Fairbanks. Advances in technology such as 3-D imagery, dental implants and CEREC restorations allow us to serve our patients better.

Regardless if you are a routine patient or haven't visited a dentist in years, we are here to serve you. Come see us today.

 

 
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Michael Stoltz, D.M.D.

Dr. Stoltz graduated with a biology degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1987. He earned his DMD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1991. In 1992, Dr. Stoltz began practicing in Fairbanks. Dr. Stoltz has also served in the communities of Anderson and Clear as an interim dentist. His areas of specialties include oral implantology and CAD-CAM dentistry.

Dr. Stoltz has his fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantology, is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Alaska Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

Outside interests include spending time with his family, boating in Alaska, fishing, hunting, skiing, biking, hiking, traveling and cooking.

Brian Parker, D.D.S.

Dr. Parker graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA where he was a Zoology/Biology Major. He earned his DDS degree at LSU School of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Parker served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years where he provided general dentistry treatments, as well as IV sedations for oral and periodontal surgery. Dr. Parker joined the practice in 1999 with his area of specialty in aesthetic dentistry.

Outside of practicing dentistry, Dr. Parker enjoys hunting, fishing, cycling and rafting. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl and his kids, Erin, Jacob, Zachary, Jeremy and Devin.

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Timothy Mathews, D.D.S.

Dr. Mathews received his B.A. in History with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. He went on to earn his DDS degree from Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 2013. Following graduation, he relocated to Delta Junction to start his dental career. During his first few years of practice, Dr. Mathews received a continuing education certificate in dental implants from Live Implant Training Institute. In an effort to expand our practice, Dr. Mathews joined Fairbanks Dental Center in the fall of 2016. His exceptional talent in implants, endodontics, oral surgery and restorative dentistry has expanded the services we are able to offer our patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Mathews and his wife, Phylicia, seek adventure in the beauty of Alaska. They have fallen in love with the area and proud to call this place home. Dr. Mathews enjoys photography, chasing the Northern Lights, and camping in Alaska, or what he calls the outdoors paradise. They have three adorable dogs that enjoy adventure as much as their parents. You can follow their travels @TimTheToothNinja!

 

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Jennifer Martin , Office Manager

Jennifer has lived in Alaska most of her life. She has over 22 years of experience in the dental field and has been with Fairbanks Dental Center since 2009. For the past 12 years, Jennifer has taught an Administrative Dental Assisting class at the University of Alaska/CTC campus during the Fall semester. Her years of experience in the dental field is invaluable to our practice. She goes above and beyond for our patients, and helps manage all insurance and billing inquiries. 

She has two teenage sons that take up the majority of her free time. Other hobbies include golfing, camping and traveling.

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Shawna Flora , Lead Dental Assistant

Shawna earned her Associates degree in Dental Assisting from the American Institute of Technology in Boise, Idaho in 2003. She is originally from Mountain Home, Idaho and moved to Fairbanks in 2009. She has been with Fairbanks Dental Center ever since. She is a certified implant auxiliary with Sirona 3D advanced training. She also has her coronal polish certification. 

Shawna is involved with the local hockey programs. She enjoys spending her free time outside, camping and four wheeling with her husband Marty. They just welcomed their first baby this Spring.

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Melinda Herron, Dental Hygienist 

Melinda earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. She has worked at Fairbanks Dental Center since 1999. 

Outside of work, Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband, Roger, and their two children, Zachary and Emily. Some of her hobbies include gardening, fishing, cooking, hiking and watching hockey.

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Amber Johnson, Dental Hygienist 

Amber was born and raised in Fairbanks. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Rio Salado College in Phoenix, Arizona. Amber moved back to Fairbanks in 2006 and began working at Fairbanks Dental Center.

When she is not working, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband Neal.

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Lacey, Dental Hygienist 

Lacey was born and raised in Fairbanks. In 2015, she received her Dental Hygiene degree from University of Fairbanks. She joined our practice in November 2016 and has made such an impact on our patients.

Outside of work, Lacey enjoys spending time with her son, Casey, family and friends. They love camping, biking, skiing and spending their free time outside.

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Tori Toms, Dental Assistant

Tori graduated from the CTC Dental Assisting program with a coronal polishing certificate in 2014. She has been an assistant with Fairbanks Dental Center since June 2014 where she specializes in our CEREC machine, as well as implant design.

Tori is originally from California but has lived in Alaska for the last 17 years. She enjoys downhill skiing, rollerblading and anything chocolate. She absolutely loves dogs and enjoys them when they come for a visit to our office.

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Nicole Brookshire, Dental Assistant

Nicole graduated from University of Fairbanks with a certificate in Dental Assisting and coronal polishing in May of 2016. Shortly after graduation, Nicole joined our practice and is exceptional in our new patient exams. 

Nicole is originally from North Carolina but has lived in the Fairbanks area for the past few years. She spends her free time with her husband and son, exploring the Alaskan outdoors in her Jeep. 

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Charissa Corbin, Dental Assistant

Charissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Appalachian State University in North Carolina in 2009. She spent most of her professional career in sales and marketing before switching to the dental field in 2015. Her and her husband moved to the Fairbanks area in the Fall of 2016 and welcomed their first baby, Sadie. She has been with Fairbanks Dental Center since March 2017.

Charissa enjoys being outdoors, running, volleyball and spending time with her husband and daughter as they explore Alaska. 

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Leah Fillingim, Dental Assistant

Leah graduated from the CTC Dental Assisting program in 2014. She worked at Tanana Chiefs Conference for two years, where she specialized in orthodontics. In 2016, she moved to Anchorage and worked at a pediatric oral surgeon's practice. Leah relocated back to her home town of Fairbanks and joined our practice in May 2017. 

In her free time, Leah enjoys the outdoors including kayaking and hiking. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Rivers, Therapy Dog

Rivers joined our practice last fall and has made a huge impression on everyone he meets. He is a sweet, lovable, 7-year old golden retriever. He may not know much about dentistry but he sure knows how to make everyone's visit more pleasant. He enjoys rolling around in the grass and eating any snack in site. If you have an upcoming visit and want to see Rivers, ask in advance!

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Moki, Therapy Dog

Moki has been a part of our team for several years. He is a 9-year old golden retriever that will be sure to put a smile on your face. He knows that the dentist isn't everyone's favorite place to be and is willing to sit with you as you receive your treatment. He enjoys running outside, greeting our patients, and conversing with other dogs.