Meet the Team

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.

Narda

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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.

Sarah

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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!

Cyrena

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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!

Chloe’

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Office Manager

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.

Amanda

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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 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.

Athena

Observation/Treatment Coordinator

I was born and raised in Alaska. I love hiking, fishing, snowboarding, biking and running. I am the mother of twin boys who keep me busy with sports and cub scouts. After high school, I lived in Germany for a year and traveled through
Europe. I  love seeing the impact my job has on people and seeing how a new smile can change their lives.

McKenzie

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up on the Kenai Peninsula. I love spending time with my family, which includes my beautiful daughter, my other half, and 2 doggies. Summer is my favorite time of year and we enjoy  every bit of sunshine by being outdoors going on
walks,  four wheeling, camping, and biking, and sitting by a bonfire.

Chloe’

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up in Alaska and love to shop and travel. My favorite celebrity is Jessie James Decker who I have not only seen in concert multiple times, but has gotten to meet in person. ( I have a photo to prove it!  I spend a lot of time with
my younger brother and love camping in the summer.

Ruthann

Scheduling Coordinator

I was born in Fairbanks, but grew up in Anchorage. I spend most days with my lovely four children, three grand children, four dogs, and one cat. I go on adventures every chance I can with my best friend and husband, Ken. When I’m not out
exploring our beautiful state of Alaska, I enjoy drawing, painting, and crafting. I love all holidays and comedies.