“We truly have the best team and provide the highest level of dental care in Anchorage, Alaska. I enjoy delivering dental treatment at this level, for our patients deserve it!”
– Dr. Johnson
Dr. Kirk Johnson
Anchorage cosmetic dentist Dr. Kirk Johnson graduated with Honors from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1987. He has worked as a faculty member at the University of Washington Dental School and the University of Leeds, England. As a dental student, he learned good general dentistry skills, but quickly discovered that in order to best serve his patients, he needed to do even more. Dr. Johnson constantly and passionately works to expand his skill set with continuing education to be able to offer only the best and most current dental services possible; throughout the last 29 years, Dr. Johnson has amassed over 4000 hours of continuing dental education.
With a primary focus on Cosmetic, Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry, he has trained with most of the masters in dental education including implant legends Dr. Branemark from Sweden, Dr. Carl Misch, Dr Peter Dawson, Dr. Gordon Christiansen, Dr. Bill Dickerson and Dr. Bob Lamb of the US. He is the only dentist in Anchorage, or all of Alaska, to have graduated from the prestigious Center for Advanced Dental Study and to have taken the full curriculum of the L.D. Pankey Institute. As well, he has Invisalign (invisible braces) certification, “Smart Implant” certification, and multiple courses in advanced root canal therapy from the renowned Steve Buchanan in Santa Barbara, California.
In 2017, Dr. Johnson completed gneuromuscular dentistry training at Occlusion Connections.
Also a sedation dentist, Dr. Johnson has training in oral conscious sedation (“sleep dentistry”). Dr. Johnson has extensive training and knowledge in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ Treatment, comprehensive smile design and reconstruction, conservative surgical dental implant placement and restoration, sedation dentistry, general dentistry and family dentistry. When it comes to dentistry, he’s your man!
When not in the dental office, Dr. Johnson spends time with his wife, Leslie, and their two children often exploring Alaska by air, kayaking, biking, climbing and photography. During the winter, he enjoys all forms of skiing, immersing his family in new cultures, and traveling abroad to adventure, hike and scuba dive.
Additional Certification and Professional Memberships:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Active Member
- American Dental Association
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Alaska Dental Society
- Anchorage Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- LVI – Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Member
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- IDEA Implant Training – Dr. Johnson trains other dentists how to do this special technique
Dr. Kendall Skinner
Anchorage implant dentist Dr. Kendall Skinner graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2004. He is no stranger to Alaska, having served an externship for the Indian Health Service in Bethel, Alaska.
Dr. Kendall has trained extensively, adding many skills to his repertoire since graduating, with a focus on dental implants and advanced surgical training. He is able to place dental implants, including implants for All-on-4 implant dentures. Dr. Kendall is also able to handle some complex implant cases, including those that require a sinus lift–a surgical procedure for augmenting the bone around an implant. He is also able to handle complex extractions, including impacted wisdom teeth. To help ensure the comfort and safety of his surgical patients, Dr. Kendall is trained in IV sedation.
In addition, Dr. Kendall has trained in the more patient-oriented aspects of dental practice with training at the Pankey Institute. Having lived in Kyushu, Japan from 1992-94, Dr. Kendall speaks conversational Japanese.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Kendall enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and three sons. They enjoy many outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, and playing in the snow. Dr. Kendall enjoys competitive bodybuilding and basketball. He also enjoys spectator sports like football and basketball and can be seen cheering for the underdogs in the NFL and NBA finals.
To learn how the best dentists in Anchorage can make your smile healthy and attractive, please call (907) 349-0022 or email Excellence in Dentistry today.
Dr. Ken Chang
Dr. Ken Chang began practicing dentistry in Anchorage in 1976. On June 19, 2018, he announced his retirement. We worked with Dr. Chang to take on his patients, and we are dedicated to providing each of them with the same standard of personal, caring, and high-tech dental care he pioneered.
If you are a current patient of Dr. Chang’s and are looking for an appointment, we have your information on file and will be happy to schedule an appointment at your convenience. You will also be happy to know that we have a familiar face in our office. His hygienist, Lynn Dalsfoist, has joined our staff to continue providing Dr. Chang’s patients with the same quality care they have enjoyed for decades. If you have questions about an existing bill with Dr. Chang, please call 907-444-1998 for information. You may already have received a letter from Dr. Chang about his retirement, but if not, here are some thoughts he wanted to share with his patients:
“I am truly grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve your dental needs. I have had the opportunity to watch some of you grow from childhood to adulthood and bring in your own children for dental care. During this time we shared the growth and development of dental technology and knowledge but always tempered with caring, respect, and concern for the best outcomes. I am referring you to the care of a nearby dental office with an outstanding reputation, extremely capable dental clinicians and a warm friendly staff. Excellence in Dentistry is led by Dr. Kendall Skinner and Dr. Kirk Johnson, who not only have outstanding clinical skills but have created a warm caring team. They will continue to provide excellent dental care.”