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Alaska Dental Care

Amanda Parks - profile photo hana Wilcoxson - profile photo Mark Hamilton - profile photo Sarge - profile photo
4.7

99 Total Participants

Business Status Operational
Neighborhood Midtown
Address  4000 Old Seward Hwy #200, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States
Plus Code  93HG54MJ+G3
Global +Code 54MJ+G3 Midtown, Anchorage, AK, USA
Website alaskadentalcare.com
Phone (907) 561-3639
Accessibility Wheelchair-accessible entrance
Planning Appointments recommended

What visitors are saying

profile image Great staff, easy location, excellent treatment.
profile image On Friday I was out camping all weekend with no service.
profile image All the staff - receptionists, dental hygenists, and doctors are wonderful.
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Amanda Parks

5
2 years ago

Dr. Parks has been my dentist for years and he always does a great job. He is friendly, compassionate and detail oriented. He leaves my teeth looking and feeling better than when I came.

DawnRae D

5
2 years ago

I have been seeing (20 + years) Dr. Gardner since he was a young man - now he is catching up to me. LOL! Great dentist, very caring and gentle. He takes his time and gets to know you. There isn't a lot of turn over with his staff which says a lot about how he treats his staff. Which is a very nice group of folks.

Hana Wilcoxson

5
2 years ago

It was quick and great service.

America Weise

5
2 years ago

Alaska Dental Care has completely exceeded all of my expectations. Dr. Gardiner has been absolutely amazing since my first visit (4+ years). Dental cleanings for my daughter and myself, wisdom teeth removal, and now adding composite to my teeth after Invisalign. I couldn’t recommend a dental practice more so than this one. Thank you all!

S. Courson

5
2 years ago

I have been going to Alaska Dental Care for years. I love this dental practice! The staff are polite, honest, and knowledgeable. One hygienist recommended a certain regimen of oral care, and I haven’t had a cavity since then (going on 4 years). What I appreciate most is the conservative approach taken by the dentists. Gone are the days when I wondered if my dentist was ripping me off finding tiny “cavities” in my mouth. I highly recommend this office to anyone searching for a dentist. I also love how they get all my kids in on the same day for cleanings. They put patient service first. Thanks Alaska Dental Care!

Allen Choy

5
2 years ago

Unbefreakingbelieveable!!! So, I have had a problem for the past 2+ years with my gums bleeding. I floss in the morning and brush 3 times daily with Sensodine tooth paste, and every morning and brushing I have about a tablespoon of fresh blood come from generally all my gum lines. Also, throughout the day I can taste iron in my mouth, especially when eating that leaves a film on my tongue that I scrape and re-brush several times daily. My teeth always look fine and are visibly clean and generally nice. I also have had some gastrointestinal issues of digestion and bloating over the past 2+ years. My miracle Gastrointestinal Doctor, Dr. Haghighi, was a Dentist prior to becoming a Gastrointeroligist, and on my last visit suggested I see a dentist for a thorough exam when I explained my teeth bleeding issue. Your unhealthy teeth can also play a factor in your gastrointestinal health. I had a bad experience with a Dentist that was overstressed due to a legal mediation/arbitration with his former landlord due to overcharging him and the cost of his new multi-use megabuilding on Tudor, and related vacancy during the beginning of Covid-19 I'm guessing. He got stressed, made a mistake of crowns v. bridge, and things just got awkward, and he kinda blew on me when I asked for mor novacain when he was resting in another room,, so I just decided to stay away from that situation. So, long story short: I saw a Facebook post from a friend that was moving to this office as a manager. It was an exam, xray, and teeth cleaning special. I made the appointment and the Dental Hygenist, Mia, ended up doing a deep cleaning under my gum line after Dr. Parks politely and with genuine non-stressed care for my health reviewed my x-rays and gave me an exam. It's now 2 days later, and I HAVE NOT HAD ONE DROP OF BLOOD or FILM ON MY TONGUE!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! My stomach is feeling a bit better as well. Thank you Dr. Parks and Mia.

Guy Hopson

5
2 years ago

Very courteous, friendly and concerned dentists and staff at Alaska Dental Care. Very knowledgeable and up to date dental procedures by caring folks. I highly recommend these professionals!

Mark Hamilton

5
2 years ago

They did a great job cleaning my teeth, and at a great price. A while later I got a bill in the mail that didn't make sense: I was worried that I'd have to spend a few days trying to get it sorted out, as I've had bad experiences at healthcare places before. But as soon as I called they quickly investigated and fixed the mistake without any fuss on my part. That's good service!

Angela Pusch

5
2 years ago

Everyone is really nice and helpful. Been going for 5 years now and its nice having a dr who knows your history. Very nice and takes care of your needs. Some places you go you feel like your dr ( of any profession ) are not really listening to what you say, but I have never felt that way with this place. Dr Parks is awesome.

Sarge

1
2 years ago

Went here almost my whole life. After Dr. Gardiner retired the practice has got significantly worse. They lied about doing certain treatments on my teeth that I consistently mentioned to no avail. Glad I found a new, transparent dentist who doesn't just try and rack up insurance dentistry charges like it is nothing.

Mike Criss

5
2 years ago

What a fantastic atmosphere. Been coming here for over 20 years and wouldn't consider anywhere else.

B. Shaffer, Jr.

5
2 years ago

Always professional, attentive to details and the patient’s needs. Polite and kind. Makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience!

Brandon Foster

1
2 years ago

I was supposed to go in today for a surgery. They gave some medication before coming in. Wasn’t strong enough, gave me half of another one. And then tried to put a shot on my mouth after the fact when I had my consultation with him, I told him NO needles in my mouth. Unless I was fully sedated (I have a severely bad needle phobia.) and so I told him to stop cause that wasn’t what he said we were going to do. After that he said he wasn’t gonna operate. So I got up and began to walk out the door. Four people start surrounding me getting upset with me. My boyfriend was on the elevator to come and get me and he seen the doctor. Someone else, and the nurse surrounding me not letting me leave. I’m on the autism spectrum and I told them this again at the consultation when I see a needle I freak out. I’m no longer allowed there. And gladly. I also stated in the consultation not to operate on me if I was still awake and aware of what’s going on. Sincerely ~ Brandon

Gem All Baq

5
2 years ago

Friendly environment :)

Wandra Nabors

5
2 years ago

Alaska Dental Care takes great care of me! Dr Parks is the best!!!!

Jennifer Dykstra

5
3 years ago

I have been coming here for quite some time now. Since the first time I can remember going to the dentist as a little kid, this is the best place I’ve been. I recommend them to everyone, even those who get anxious. I always got very anxious going to the dentist, to the point of anxiety attacks causing episodes of difficulty breathing. I haven’t had any of this issues here. If you’re looking for a dentist, you owe it to yourself to come check this place out.

Angelique Black

5
3 years ago

Everyone at Alaska Dental Care are at the top of their game! Customer service is their #1 priority and it shows in everything they do. Kind, helpful, gentle and very informative! Simply the best!

Amanda Barlow

5
3 years ago

After not being at the dentist for 2 years (not my normal) these guys were great. Very clean office, staff extremely friendly, and the who environment was very warm and inviting. I forgot my insurance card and they were able to pull up my information from the back end. Great Service!!

Rachel Woolley

5
3 years ago

Dr. Parks has been awesome to work with; he is honest and wicked nice. I trust and appreciate his advice. The office and staff are great too. I’ve had a good experience every time I’ve been (this includes visits with my seven year old too). Everyone is professional and friendly. I definitely recommend!

Joe Mason

5
3 years ago

Professonal and caring!

Corey White

5
3 years ago

Lovely people, on time, great facilities, professional (massaging examination chair is surely a bonus). Would surely recommend.

Courtney Bagayoko

5
3 years ago

I took my mother to see Dr. Gardiner for routine dental care. She says this was her best dental experience. She was very pleased with Dr. Gardiner, the staff and her hygienist. I give them my highest recommendation.

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thank you Courtney! Your mother is a wonderful lady and it was certainly our pleasure to see her :)

Cheryl Williams

5
3 years ago

Doctors and staff members are all attentive and friendly!

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thanks for the great review Cheryl!

Dawn Goolkasian

5
3 years ago

I was in so much pain with my tooth and they got me in right away. I have been to so many dentists and Endo’s and oral surgeons in my life time and have never had such a pleasant visit. Starting at the front desk, she was very inviting and actually made me laugh when I was In so much pain. The DA was also very friendly and made sure I was comfortable and attentive to my pain. Dr. Gardener talked me through everything even while he was numbing me. Very gentle and took his time. This office is amazing!!!!!!! Anyone who is scared of the dentist like me GO SEE them!!! You will feel much more confident. The best staff at ADC hands down.

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thank you Dawn for such a great review! Part of our mission is to deliver excellence to our patients, far exceeding their expectations. We look forward to seeing you again! :)

Aaron Magwire

5
3 years ago

Friendly and efficient staff. Modern and clean facility.

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
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Vickie Lane

5
3 years ago

Very friendly and helpful staff and dentists.

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thanks Vickie!! :)

Ryan Heaton

5
3 years ago

Great people friendly conversation with the hygienist and as always dr Gardner is a genuine man that isn’t out for your money but to help you with preventative treatments

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thank you for the wonderful review Ryan!

Georgia Miller

5
3 years ago

I was in Anchorage to attend a wedding when I lost a front crown~ I was devastated ! The Dentist and the staff were so wonderful! They fixed my tooth and worked to apply my insurance. I left feeling like I was family ❤

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
It was our pleasure! Stop by and say hi next time you're in town!!

Kate McVey

5
3 years ago

I’ve been afraid of the dentist my entire life, but I knew I needed some work done on my teeth it took me seven months to work up the nerve to make the appointment. I am SO GLAD I did! Dr. Parks was amazing, as were all the other staff members. Totally painless, and now my smile is looking good again :)

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
That is great Kate! Thanks for trusting us with your smile :)

Jarek Halat

5
3 years ago

I've been a customer here for about 14 years. I feel comfortable and safe here, I trust this team because they don't cut corners and they do it right the first time. My family has been very pleased, even the kids!

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Thanks Jarek! Its always great to see you and your family!

Al Cohalic

1
3 years ago

Do not believe all of the paid for reviews. I had multiple fillings done here. The first warning sign was them barely turning on the nitrous. I’ve had nitrous before and know the relaxed feeling I should have had. I even asked them to turn it up, they lied and said they did but somehow it never made it to my nose. Maybe they’re trying to save it for personal use after hours. I got the fillings but was left with tooth decay underneath them. Two weeks after this happened I went to another dentist to check their work (this is something I always do now and I’d recommend to everyone as dentists are crooks, they want you back ASAP and one way to accomplish this is to cause your teeth to fail) I also needed more work done. I was told by the new dentist there is a large cavity underneath the fillings I just got done 2 weeks prior, and they needed to be redone. Also, the fillings were too large, covering 2/3rds of the tooth, the dentist said that this will never hold for more then a few months. The cavities were not that large, I could see and feel them. Maybe they were deep but not wide. It was recommended I see a medical malpractice attorney. Don’t be fooled by the nice office. They need a lot of money to keep the place open. I believe their scam goes like this: You get a filling-they leave decay The filling fails and falls out You now need another filling but the cavity is close to the root now as it was rotting from the inside. You get the filling but have tooth pain and sensitivity. Next is a root canal This is 3 paydays on a single tooth The forth payday is pulling the tooth The fifth is either an implant or partial denture ————beware of the POS Dentist’s Scams———-

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Al Cohalic I would love to talk with you about your experience and see what we can do to resolve any problems you may be having. Please feel free to call or stop by the office any time.

Shelby Williams

1
3 years ago

My past two times visiting this dentist were great, deffinately 5 stars but today changed it all. I scheduled my appointment 6 months ago for a dental cleaning which was scheduled for today. On Friday I was out camping all weekend with no service. I was told they tried to reach me twice to confirm my appointment. I was unable to confirm since I had no service all weekend. I took off work this morning to go to my appointment to get all the way there to find out it was cancelled. It was cancelled since I was unable to confirm in which they gave the appointment spot to someone else. What happens to people who work long shifts without there phone and cannot confirm during there hours or in my situation having a monday appointment and not being able to confirm the friday before? Very misleading between what I was told in office today and what the voicemail stated.

Reply from Alaska Dental Care
Shelby, I am very sorry that this happened. Please feel free to give me a call and I will make sure you are taken care of. 561-3639 ask for the office manager.

Saint One

1
4 years ago

Scam asked for information then hang up on me. I have never made appointment with them and I would never go to them because I dont live in Anchorage. Watch out may be taking information and selling it.

Samantha Dutton

5
4 years ago

Alaska Dental Care was recommended to me 8 years ago and I haven’t stopped going since. The staff are all super friendly and they do a great job. We’ve never had any problems with billing or insurance and they are always good about talking us through anything that’s going on with our teeth or our account. Highly recommended!

L Dortch

5
4 years ago

Today I had two fillings and a cleaning. Watched Netflix the whole time. I’ve never laughed at a dental appointment like I did today. Then I got my take home bag with chapstick, and xylitol gum on top of the usuals. I’ll just grab a beverage from the refrigerator before I leave. Guys.. just make an appointment! Oh did I mention the chair had a massage feature?

Aubrey Day

5
4 years ago

My Family loves Alaska Dental Care. I bring all 3 of my girls and they love it here. The service is Friendly and nobody pushes anything on us. When I don’t want to do X-rays or fluoride I am able to make the choice when to do so. We respect the hygienist and dentist and they respect us.

Eagleriverrage

5
5 years ago

Dr Gardiner did a wonderful job replacing my 20 year old Maryland Bridge with newer and stronger products. He took extra care to ensure a good color and shape match to the other existing teeth and put all of my anxieties at ease. The front office staff, billing professionals and dental assistants were all amazing, professional and friendly as well. I highly recommend Alaska Dental Care and will be back with the whole family soon!

James Smith

5
5 years ago

Very knowledgeable and have done a great job on my dental work.

Deborah Hansen

5
5 years ago

Great place!

Sarah Greenwood

5
5 years ago

Very personable, and inviting atmosphere. Friendly, genuine staff, and down to earth yet professional dentists. Love the massaging dental chair and extra goodies they offer, (lip balm, floss, gum, drinks). Will recommend! UPDATE: If I could give 10 stars I would! I had a crown put on by a different dentist office come off Christmas evening and Dr. Gardiner reached out to me the next day through FB with his cell number, and was able to put my mind at ease and set me up for the following day. I didn't want to go anywhere else to have work done because I am so satisfied and valued with Alaska Dental Care. This is the place to go!

James Menge

5
5 years ago

I started at Alaska Dental Care two years ago. Very impressed with their service and care for their patients. I highly recommend them!

Adam Harki

5
5 years ago

I've always had a great experience at this office. I've been a patient of Dr. Gardiner's since 2006, back when I left another Anchorage dentistry office because I kept having doubts about my prior dentist's judgment. Dr. Gardiner earned my trust early and I've never questioned his judgment. The services I have received in the 12 years since switching to Alaska Dental Care include fillings, fluoride treatments, and extractions. I recommend this place and will be a patient as long as I live in Anchorage.

Richie Velez

5
5 years ago

The crew at Alaska Dental Care are awesome! Patient, knowledgeable doctors and a courteous staff make going to the dentist relaxing. Highly recommended!

Brian Cole

5
5 years ago

This is the right dental office, stop looking, this is it. I switched to Alaska Dental Care almost a decade ago and have been recommending it ever since. They are always prompt, professional, and easy going. At my previous dentists I dreaded my appointments because I was always being "up sold" in the chair and pressured to schedule cosmetic/optional treatments. I have never once felt pressured by anyone at Alaska Dental Care. And the massage chairs are pretty nice, too.

Tuuta Inoke

5
5 years ago

Great dental office!! Always been on point and they take great care of us. Been with them for over 8years!!

Javontae Price

5
5 years ago

AMAZING STAFF and outstanding doctor. The staff were super nice and the doctor answered all of my questions. Very clean and professional as well.

Mikhael Marquez

5
5 years ago

Alaska dental care is the best dental office in town Jazz is the best hygienist I’m a patient for life

Natali Henry

5
5 years ago

Kelly was absolutely awesome and so thorough cleaning my teeth with braces. Quality and Honesty is what best describes this place. I am so happy I found it.

Camille Miyaoka

5
5 years ago

I use to dread the dentist, but ever since I came here I don’t mind it! My hygienist is Sookie and she is amazing and makes my appointment fly by! She’s so personable and caring! I would recommend this dentist office for anyone who is looking for a friendly staff, and great experience. Plus you also get great Mountain View’s!

R C

5
5 years ago

I felt so welcomed here and my experience was great from the first appointment to getting my fillings done. Really amazing, kind people work here so make the appointment. I recommend this place to my family and friends all the time. Now I'm making sure to leave a comment so others go here too. ?? Thank you Dr. Parks.

Chelsey Hunter

5
5 years ago

All the staff is amazing!! From the front desk to the back!! Dr. Howard and his assistant were fabulous!! ?? Thanks guys!!!!

GARY PACOLT

1
5 years ago

On 7/2/18, while I was visiting Alaska, I visited Alaska Dental Care for what I believed to be a cracked molar tooth. An x-ray confirmed the tooth was indeed broken at the gum line. The tooth was a previous root canal/crown. Dr. Parks removed the tooth which broke off from what little was holding it in, leaving the roots. He proceeded to remove one of the roots. This by far was the most painful tooth/root extraction I have ever experienced. He concluded his work sending me on my way with a prescription for the appropriate pain medication. However, instead of confirming all the roots were removed with a proper x-ray, he must have felt he was done. I'm not the dentist here but I was leaving my dental health in the hands of who I thought was. I returned home to different state, visiting my regular dentist. After I informed my dentist my mouth was still very tender and that I had taken pain medication for a 5 day period (now 7/16) he immediately took an x-ray, confirming an entire root, intact, protruding from the bone. This root was easily 3mm long. My dentist removed the root, my discomfort diminishing by the minute. I contacted Alaska Dental Care, speaking with Angela. This was the first of several phone calls, one of her comments being that this "happens all the time". Really?? Maybe her comment was due to her experience at this office. She offered no resolution, in fact, she worked hard at distancing herself and Dr. Parks from any liability. I would caution anybody viewing the "rave" feedback if looking for a capable dentist to keep looking. On 8/10/18, I contacted this office again to inquire about my $10 co-pay over payment at time of service. Again, the office manager "Angela" confirmed there was a $10 credit to "my" account. However, up until 8/10, no contact was ever made from Alaska Dental Care personnel to me to refund this overage. Since I don't trust this office and the egregious ethical dealings I've had with them, I refused to give them my CC number. I stated she and her office could keep the $10, as they seem to need it more than I do. Alaska Dental Care proved to be a very poor example to the profession of dentistry.

Rebecca Gitzen

5
5 years ago

Love them! First time with kids just now and the kids loved it. Thanks Jan & Dr. Parks, and Miss Vickie :-)

Robert Schwartz

5
5 years ago

Friendly, professional staff. I have been getting my dental Care here for 40 years.

C

5
6 years ago

Upon arrival I was anticipating something similar to my previous terrible dental experiences from other offices, this was quite literally the opposite. I must say that the highlight of my visit was my dental hygienist Sue. She explained the procedures and what everything meant in such a way that I now understand more about everything to do with my dental situation than I have from any other trip to a dentist up to this point. She was friendly and welcoming, took my mind off of my worries coming into the appointment with genuine conversation (chompers the friendly office ghost), and I actually walked away from the experience in a 100% better mood than I did coming in. The equipment is up to date, the dental chairs come with an amazing view of the mountains, and the doctor was efficient and knowledgeable. I never expected to leave my appointment smiling, but that is exactly what happened.

Kelly Mullins

5
6 years ago

Very welcoming place. I went for some information, basically expecting a pamphlet. What I got was a consult literally 5 minutes after I randomly decided to walk in. Everyone was really great, everything was really clean. Can't wait to be a patient with Alaska Dental Care!

Douglas Lipinski

5
6 years ago

Great office. Staff explained charges and coverage in an easy to understand before treatment. Dr. Gardiner takes a pragmatic approach to his practice. Very professional and friendly all the way around.

Elliot Engelsen

5
6 years ago

The experience that I have had with Alaska Dental Care is not only the best experience that I've ever seen/received from a dentist, but it rivals the client, patient and customer care of any other establishment, in any industry that I've witnessed. Dr. Howard is a Magician, Angela, MJ, everyone at the front are extemely polite and explain every facet of both your bill and situation to you. I would recommend them to anyone.

Hannah Velazquez

5
6 years ago

Friendly staff, evening and weekend hours, and Netflix to watch during your appointment. What more could you ask for?

Jason DeLong

5
6 years ago

I have been using these guys for many years. Fantastic people and sensible care. They are the best.

Ms Cardoso

5
6 years ago

The best dentist visit I've had, ever. I'm usually extremely anxious about visiting the dentist, but the team did an excellent job of hearing out my concerns instead of dismissing them. I started anxious but by the end of my almost 2 hour visit, (I was able to get some work done aside from the usual cleanings) I was calm and very pleased. Everyone was very helpful. The dental hygienist and the dentist answered every question in detail and did not make me feel rushed. They're a keeper in my book!

Michael Buzinski

5
6 years ago

I’ve been going to Alaska Dental Care for 11 years now. My dentist has changed once and my hygienist has changed a couple of times, but no matter who sees me, my care is nothing short of world class. Their facility is state of the art and comfortable with views I’ve never seen from a dentist’s chair. The staff is always friendly and the docs are straightforward, caring, and honest. I recommend Alaska Dental Care every time a get a chance. Keep up the great work!!!

Mallory N.

5
6 years ago

Best dental care! I always have a pleasant experience coming here for dental needs, the front office staff is always friendly and fun! Dr. Parks is a great dentist as well as support staff of assistants and hygienists. You can watch tv while they work too which is always nice! Highly recommend this office!

Wes Smith

5
6 years ago

Always friendly, Always courteous and always very professional! I actually look forward to going to the dentist! who knew that day would ever come:) I recommend them highly. Wes Smith

JEANETTE SMART

5
8 years ago

Great dentist. Very friendly. I wish it wasn't so expensive though.

Marguerita McManus

5
9 years ago

Great staff, easy location, excellent treatment. I recommend them to everyone.

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4
9 years ago

Gotta comment on these guys. I liked the service. Needed some fillings and spent a lot less than I thought I would. If you're looking for great value on dental work, I'd go with AK Dental Care.

Dispatch Greatland

5
10 years ago

The staff/dentists here are wonderful!! Not only will you have an enjoyable experience at the dentist (who'd of thought that could happen), the quality of work done here can't be beat. The staff makes you feel comfortable, are proficient, understanding and, right up there in expectations, they listen. This office is also "no insurance" friendly and the cash prices charged very reasonable. I highly recommend Alaska Dental Care to any person looking for professional yet welcoming, top-quality, result-oriented dentistry.

Andrea Y

5
12 years ago

I LOVE this place. As far as visiting the dentist goes (which is always an anxious visit for me) I love going here. It is the best dental practice I've ever been to. My entire family goes. My youngest just had his first visit and everything went perfect. All the staff - receptionists, dental hygenists, and doctors are wonderful.