Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic 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 orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Scheduling Coordinator

I was raised in Alaska but spent eight years in Egypt as a child and attended college in Southern California, majoring in journalism. I love working with people and have had several years of experience with medical and orthodontic scheduling and coordinating. As our scheduling coordinator, I greet patients, schedule them for appointments, answer the phone, and assist with planning and organizing office contests and games. That’s the truly fun part!

I am married with two sons, ages 16 and 20. I love animals and have two dogs and four cats! If I could have 100 animals, I would! I love to write, watch scary movies, cook, do crafts, and garden. 




Scheduling Coordinator

I was born and raised in Eagle River. After graduating from Chugiak High School, I went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I started my orthodontic career 18 years ago and still have a passion for helping to create beautiful smiles. In addition to being a scheduling coordinator, I am also the creative force behind the office, always coming up with fun contests and games for our patients and staff alike.

I live in West Anchorage with my husband Rob and two dogs, Sassy and Luba.




Financial Coordinator

I joined Northern Smiles Orthodontics in 2013 after working in the dental field since 1973. I am our in-house expert in insurance billing and coordination. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian, both of which have come in handy many times. My favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field is that, unlike the dental field, no one comes in to their appointment saying they “hate” coming to the orthodontist!

I was born in Costa Rica and raised in San Francisco before moving to Alaska. I have two handsome sons and two beautiful granddaughters. In my free time, I enjoy painting with watercolors and dabbling in genealogy.




Treatment Coordinator

I was born and raised in Alaska, attended school at ACU, and graduated with my BA in business administration. I began my career with Nordstrom, which took me everywhere from Boston to Seattle. After realizing there truly is no place like home, I made my way back to Alaska and joined Northern Smiles Orthodontics in 2013.

My very favorite part of this job is connecting with our patients. We get to be a part of their lives and smile story, and it’s something they’ll never forget. We are gifted with the chance to witness the transformation of confidence and that just touches my heart and makes me love coming to work every day. The best part of being on this team is the diverse group I get to work with. The group has such a variety of interests, personalities, experience, and talents, that it makes it a breeze for our patients to find someone they connect with.

I love all things adventure: hiking, biking, glamping, and road trips. Some of my hobbies include volunteering, yoga, running, art projects, garage sales, refinishing furniture, and campfire cooking! I am a happiness junkie, amateur gardener, family-tradition starter, coffee aficionado, fishing fool, and by day … a smile maker!




Orthodontic Assistant

Originally from Tennessee, I went to college on a soccer scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I earned my certificate in dental assisting in 2011 and joined Northern Smiles Orthodontics in 2015. The best part of working here is that our days are full of fun and laughter!

I am always up for an adventure. You will find me camping, 4-wheeling, or fishing on the weekends. I also love to travel!




Orthodontic Clinical Coordinator

I went to dental assisting school in 2011 in Taylorsville, Utah, and worked in general dentistry until 2015 when I was hired at Northern Smiles Orthodontics. I love what we do here! I love being part of a team that works together to change lives by perfecting peoples’ smiles. I love feeling the joy and appreciation that is exerted when a patient finishes treatment and leaves our office with a perfect smile. It is incredibly rewarding! Our team is the best! We are all a big family that is fully dedicated to doing everything we can to make every patient comfortable and happy.

I have a wonderful daughter, Lilly, who is three years old and is the love of my life. Some of my favorite things are hiking, painting, and reading. I was raised in Alaska, so I love the outdoors!



Observation Coordinator 

I graduated from dental assisting school in 2002. I am passionate about smiles and love seeing our patients’ lives change because of orthodontic treatment. I cherish the friendships I make with our patients and their parents, and I feel very proud to see the joy in their faces as we work together to improve their smiles. I always feel happy walking into the office. I love working with a team that builds each other up. I always find myself laughing with my coworkers, and Dr. Johnson makes work a fun and relaxing place to be.

I grew up in Fairbanks, where I worked in a family-run dog-mushing store. I am married with two daughters and a big dog named Buddy. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family.



Orthodontic Assistant

Seeing our patients smiling because they’re looking forward to their appointment is what I love most about working here. There is so much laughter to share! I enjoy building relationships with new patients and getting to know them as they move through treatment and celebrating with them when their new smile is finished! I feel like my team is my second family—we have so much fun at work!

I am married and have two children, Audree and Preston. I have a Chihuahua named Jake and a Boxer puppy named Yuki. My hobbies include camping and hiking with my family, target practice, and riding ATVs.

Whatourpatientsare saying

I think the Northern Smiles Team is amazing! My teeth have straightened up really fast and it's awesome! Thank you for making my smile even more beautiful!
Hands down the best staff ever. I have an extremely nervous child as well as two other rambunctious children I bring with me. They always go out of their way to make us feel comfortable and we always leave with smiles! Two thumbs way up!
Our family Loves Dr. Johnson and the staff at Northern Smiles! The office is warm and inviting providing a welcoming atmosphere. The staff is super friendly and helpful, always making us feel comfortable.
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