We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented 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.
My days revolve around patient care, whether I’m assisting with procedures or just making sure a patient is comfortable while in the office. My favorite aspect of my job is the knowledge that we help to improve peoples’ lives with our work. I also love the cooperative and respectful work culture in this office. It’s a privilege to work closely with a group of dedicated, talented individuals who are willing to help one another out even during challenging days.
I am a student studying to become a dental hygienist, so most of my free time is spent studying. I have a strong interest in learning about chemistry and biology.
I started working in the dental field in 1991, and spent 18 years in an orthodontic office here in Fairbanks. Since joining the team in 2008, I’ve found it very satisfying to change how people view dentistry. It doesn’t have to be a negative! We excel at helping people overcome their fears, and give them a more positive dental experience. I also enjoy working with my hands, so the expanded functions we assistants perform satisfies my need for a creative outlet.
I am a lifelong Fairbanksan and have four children, ages 20, 18, and twins who are ten.
I assist our doctors with all phases of dentistry, starting with preparing the rooms and instruments and continuing through making sure our patients are comfortable and informed about the procedures being performed. My favorite part of my job is keeping current with all the improvements in the dental field that make procedures safer, faster, and best of all, more comfortable for our patients. Everyone here truly cares about the best interest of our patients.
I am married with two children. I enjoy many activities such as hockey, snowboarding, snow machining, and traveling, just to name a few.
I’ve been a dental hygienist for 13 years and can genuinely say that I look forward to coming to work every day. It doesn’t matter if I’m cleaning teeth, demonstrating brushing techniques, or providing oral health education—I love my daily interactions with our patients! Helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile is very rewarding. We have the most amazing patients here at our office and a dental team that is great to work with everyday.
I am lucky to be married to my best friend and we have two very energetic boys. When I find a smidge of down time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and reading.
Dental Assistant / Front Office
I have 20 plus years expierence as a CDA with a restorative license and specialize in creating an outstanding patient experience. This mostly consists of managing the insurance/billing aspect of this practice, coordinating the schedule, answering any questions patients have and making sure they leave with a smile! I love coming to the office every day which always seems to be such a positive upbeat atmosphere. Drs. Pendergrast and Summerfelt are not only excellent at what they do, but they both are remarkable people who show their kindness and generosity everyday.
I have been in this community for more than 25 years now and have two extraordinary children who are dedicated to their sports and academics; I am overly proud of both. I like being outdoors or being active like playing hockey, swimming or jumping on my motorcycle for a ride around this beautiful state. I do my best to show my children all the wonderful things this community has to offer and give back to this great place we call home.