Marguerite F.

Very considerate & gentle staff also very pleasant, very close attention to detail. Excellent results and really a pain free experience. I would recommend Dr. Kendall and his staff.

Sarah T

When my husband and I learned Dr. Kendall moved back to Alaska we couldn’t wait to book our next dental visit. He is the kindest and most gentle dentist you will ever meet. Recently, I had an amazing experience with my new dental veneers. Dr. Kendall and his staff worked so incredibly hard and gave me a beautiful smile I had only dreamed of. He and his staff, who actually know every single patient by name, treated me like a celebrity. Dr. Kendall and his team listened to my concerns, worked with my hectic schedule and delivered top notch service. He likely belongs in LA or NY as he is extremely talented. Nonetheless, Alaska is incredibly lucky to have him back!

Nancy N.

I went to see Dr. Johnson because my bite was off. I was having trouble chewing and my front teeth hit together when I would speak. I also had two implants that needed crowns and a front tooth that was chipped. Dr. Johnson listened to my concerns, evaluated my teeth and told me that years of grinding and clenching my teeth had caused my teeth to become cracked, chipped, and ground down to a very small size. My teeth were also not aligned correctly. He gave me a few different options and I chose to have my upper teeth completely restored and a crown installed on my lower implant. By restoring all of my upper teeth Dr. Johnson would be able to repair my bite.

Dr. Johnson and his staff were wonderful! Everyone I worked with were very detailed and professional. I felt very respected and taken care of during the entire process. My teeth were prepared for the new crowns and veneers. Beautiful temporaries were put on and I was given the opportunity to try them out to see if I liked the shape. After a week of wearing the beautiful temporaries and getting input from family and friends I went back to Dr. Johnson and he made a few changes to the shape of some teeth based on my input. Having a trial period to see if the look I wanted looked good on me was a very nice touch and made the process stress free. Final details were taken care of and everything was sent to the lab.

Last week my new crowns and veneers were put on. My upper tooth restoration is complete. My bite is good, my front teeth don’t hit anymore when I speak, I can chew on both sides again and my new teeth are gorgeous!!!

I am extremely pleased with everything. Thank You Dr. Johnson! Thank you Linda, Jennifer, Crystal and the entire staff for everything! My quality of life is better because of you.

Michele M.

Dr. Johnson has fixed, corrected and aligned my teeth; he has veneered five teeth and carefully placed in two implants. My bite and smile are perfect. I repeat "perfect, perfect, perfect!" (He did all that with one hand tied behind his back).

He carefully studies your teeth with a thoughtful, discerning and critical eye. Dr. Kirk Johnson does not miss anything and be explains every detail to you and answers every question patiently. You don't have to worry about anything except looking more beautiful or handsome as you walk out the door!

All of Dr. Johnson's staff and technicians are there for you. They will answer your questions and are as helpful and courteous as can be. They can't do enough to make you feel as comfortable., plus they all have beautiful smiles, too!

Please, please, please don't waste your time, energy, effort or money looking for a dentist. Dr. Kirk Johnson is your man! If you are a girl, he will get your pretty on. If you are a guy, he will get your handsomeness on.

My teeth are prettier than yours!


Dear Kirk,

I didn’t properly thank you and express my gratitude for my new improved set of teeth!

I appreciate that when the new technology became available to do implants without doing BONE & GRAFT, you made that available to me and PULLED IT OFF!

So far my bite seems to be normalizing nicely. My opposite side jaw is happier than it’s been in years.

Thanks also to your compassionate staff! They seem well suited to dealing with PTSD in dental patients.

Take great care.

Love, Sandy


Dental Patient RandyI recently went to Excellence in Dentistry to address some decay under two older crowns. Via ex-ray, Dr. Kendall Skinner found an adjacent tooth that also had decay. Even though we allotted time to address the two original teeth for the appointment, Dr. Kendall adjusted his schedule so that we could address all three teeth that day in a single session. It was found that one of the teeth had decay down to the jawbone and the tooth needed to be extracted. Dr. Kendall presented my options clearly and we discussed the plan of action. We removed the tooth and inserted a tooth implant all in the same sitting. This was in addition to addressing the other two crowns that needed attention. My teeth are in a much healthier place now, due to the excellent care I received, which included the supporting staff of Michelle, Jen and Vicky. Dr. Kendall's chair-side manner, kindness and technical ability has earned him my future trust and business. Outstanding service from the entire dental team at Excellence in Dentistry.

Jerri W.

The whole team is amazing and very caring. I feel very comfortable knowing they have the latest technology. I'll never go anywhere else. Excellence in Dentistry is the best!

Lori K.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kendall are amazing! And their staff are the most caring people I have ever come to know! They treat you like family, they listen to all your fears, cares and needs.

I will admit that I am not an easy patient, I know what I want, and I have had terrible dental experiences in the past. Not anymore, Excellence in Dentistry is the ONLY dentist for me now! Special thanks to Michelle for all you do for me. :)

Melissa H.

The name says it all! Excellent staff, excellent office, excellent service, etc! Not many people can say "I love going to the dentist", but I can!

Thank you to Dr. Johnson and his staff for everything they have done for me over the past 24 years! You ALL are truly amazing!

Eric V.

Love Dr. Johnson and the entire team!

Justin W.

I have had nothing less than a great and flawless experience! Thanks Alexis!

Linda F.

“The most exceptional team of dental professionals I have ever experienced. Outstanding in every way.”

Sophia C.

“In my 20’s I noticed my teeth were starting to wear down. Eventually, my bite had collapsed so much that it looked as if I didn’t have any teeth. Because of this, I looked much older than I really was and I became self-conscious about it. When you were able to fix my teeth, I was amazed! I was told by other dentists that it wasn’t possible or if they were able to fix them I definitely wouldn’t be getting porcelain crowns. However, you did fix my teeth and you were able to use beautiful and neutral-looking porcelain crowns to do it. My teeth turned out beautiful and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. You didn’t just fix my teeth you gave me back the confidence and self-esteem I had lost over the years. The work that you and your team do is life changing! Thank you so much.”

Lindsay R.

“Best dental office I’ve had the pleasure of patronizing by a landslide. It is clear that all staff are happy and treated very well. Everyone’s bedside manner is A+. Both Drs. have done beautiful work, including flawless facial restoration and root canal.”

Cathy T.

“Excellence in Dentistry is exactly that: Excellence. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Kendall and their staff are amazing and work very hard to make each dental visit a personalized experience. I am 100% happy with my amazing smile!”


“You are great. I really love the care and time that the staff spends with me to get to know me and what is happening in my life.”


“If you’ve avoided the ‘dentist’, you no longer need to do that. Dr. Kirk Johnson has gathered the finest staff available. Technology and knowledge rate five stars at this office! I believe that they are all angels.”

Robin R.

I absolutely love my new smile!
I used to have small front teeth and did not like my smile—but not anymore. Dr. Johnson and his incredible team did my ‘Smile Makeover’ comfortably and beautifully. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson and his team at Excellence in Dentistry.”


“Dr.Johnson and his staff are always very friendly, courteous and professional. They are always interested in what is happening in our lives. Dr. Johnson applies the most up to date techniques in dealing with our teeth and the atmosphere is very inviting.”

Pam M.

The Result was Fantastic!
Dr. Johnson gave me an even better smile than I had hoped for. I had a gap in my front teeth that I was self-conscious of and had even wore braces as a teenager in an attempt to eliminate it. My teeth shifted back over time so the best solution pointed out to me by Dr. Johnson was veneers. The result was fantastic! I get many compliments on my beautiful smile and am always more than happy to tell other people about it.”


“Dr. Johnson has always been ahead of the game when it comes to the latest technology and services. I especially like being able to access my account information and appointments online. Victoria always does a great job providing perio maintenance. I also appreciate her friendliness and professionalism.”

Kenneth C.

“A very professional staff. The facility was sparkling clean. Dr. Johnson was very precise and efficient in his explanation of the procedure.”


“My experience at your office exceeded my expectations. What a marvelous ‘crew’ you have!!!!!!!!!”

Jonathan B.

Excellence in Dentistry
For 16 years Dr. Johnson and his staff have provided outstanding service to our family. True to the mantra of the practice, Dr. Johnson has acheived Excellence in Dentistry.”

John T.

Kudos to You
Kudos to you and your lovely assistant, Eileen! Together, you have managed a root canal procedure without inflicting pain or discomfort on your patient. You have given the lie to the popular opinion that a ‘root canal’ is a lesser, non-lethal form of water-boarding. I was some minutes into the procedure when I realized that I was not ‘white knuckling’ as usual when undergoing dental surgery. I appreciated your deftness and sensitivity to my lips, gingiva, teeth and gums. So far all is well with my bite and chewing is near normal. Thank you!”

John L.

Caring, comfortable and complete dental care
I have been to many Dental Agencies over the last 50+ years and finally found one that cares (from their receptionists, assistants through the Dentist himself) about me as a person and not my Insurance or how I maintained my teeth over the years. I plan on keeping Excellence in Dentistry as our family’s dental care provider. The service was explained in detail (costs included) prior to any work. As additional work was performed I was informed why and the appropriate cost for the work. I recommend Excellence in Dentistry for any doubtful people who have avoided dental work for fear of the pain and embarrassment associated with getting their dental needs taken care of. You will not be disappointed with the service you receive from Dr. Johnson and his staff!”

Evelena E.

Thank you so much for making my dental experience yesterday the best I’ve ever had! Your thoughtful and caring team are the best. I am so pleased with the outcome and the ease of the conscious sedation that I am no longer fearful to get the rest of my dental work done. Amazing! My husband will tell you this is a miracle! A million thank you’s. I hope it is OK if I send Valerie a special thank you for taking such attentive care of me. I look forward to seeing you again.”

Elizabeth B.

My experience with Dr. Johnson and his team has been nothing but PERFECT!
I have always had problems, until now. Dr. Johnson did his magic, there was no pain, and each visit proved to be better and better. His compassion along with the teams’ truly genuine friendliness has been beyond measure. I am so excited to continue this journey with Dr. Johnson and his superb team!! Thank You!”

David S.

“Excellence in Dentistry is not just a phrase, it’s the way they perform. I am beginning my 20th year with Dr. Johnson and his staff, and I can’t imagine going to another service. I owe the better part of my dental health to their care and professional advise. Just go there—you’ll see.”

Christine S.

Excellence in dentistry…truth in advertising!
It is with my distinct pleasure that I recommend Dr. Kirk Johnson’s Dental practice in South Anchorage. Over many, many years Dr. Johnson and his talented staff have taken compassionate, pain-free, state of the art, care of our family, going above and beyond the rest. Making multiple off primness calls in times of patient crisis, sending flowers with kind notes. Calling on major holidays to check how the patient was doing and working with his patients for re-payments. The not so little things, such as, comfortable padded chairs, cool/warm face cloths, chilled bottled water, music and visuals, help to swiftly pass the time even for the most sensitive ‘white knuckle’ patient. This is a true practice with heart and soul! I trust Mr. Johnson completely, a real artist and expert. And just sometimes there is ‘truth in advertising’, because at this practice there truly is ‘Excellence in Dentistry’”


“When I first came to you five years ago, the years of personal neglect had taken quite a toll on my teeth. We sat down and formed a plan. With your help, my oral health has improved dramatically and I have a fantastic smile again. I want to thank you and your team for the excellent care you’ve provided and the dedication to your profession.”


“Great job! I am very pleased with the work and, like you said, I do not remember a thing that happened during the 6 hour procedure…Wow! My thanks to you and your superb staff for returning a smile to my face. It is a great feeling after being without one for so long.”

Beverly B.

I Love to Smile!
I had been self-conscious about my smile for my entire life. I only wish I would have done this sooner. Dr. Johnson and his wonderful team are highly trained using cutting-edge technology and the most up to date techniques. The experience was painless and the results are priceless. Now, I love to smile!”

Bev R.

Professional at all times with compassion and a true desire to make the patients comfortable at all times!
I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for listening to my concerns as a patient and taking the steps to correct them. I am happy to say after 3 1/2 years of other medical professionals trying to find out why I was having major headaches, I have not had a headache for 3 months. I feel that you have shown genuine concern for my comfort and well-being. I really appreciated you and your staff for being a ‘class act’.”

April R.

My sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Johnson and his team for giving me the confidence to show off my new smile.
Even though I had taken care of my teeth, and had regular checkups and dental work done over the years, I still wasn’t comfortable with my smile. When I did smile, I would always cover my mouth.

Dr. Johnson proposed a plan that not only offered me a new smile, but also long term dental health. The care and professionalism by Dr. Johnson and his wonderful dental team exceeded my expectations throughout the entire procedure. Their willingness to explain the entire process and their continued concern for my comfort eliminated any concerns I had had.”

Anne M.

Their kindness, generosity, care, skill and experience are UNMATCHED!
Dr. Johnson has been our dentist for about 13 years. I’ve gone to numerous dentists in my life and unfortunately had many negative experiences. I can’t say enough about Dr. Johnson and his team. Their kindness, generosity, care, skill and experience are unmatched. I have referred many friends over the years and each of them have had the same positive experiences as our family. Who would have thought going to the dentist could be a good thing!”

Allison W.

“If you are like me and have and have experienced traumatic dental experiences in other dental offices, you will appreciate the care, thought, comforts and amenities Dr. Jonson’s office provides. They have brought together what could be better described as a spa experience. From the small details like fresh flowers, a fireplace, beverages, and a friendly welcome. Dental treatment areas have comfortable chairs, noise canceling headphones, and nitrous if it helps you relax. The staff are caring, fun, and highly skilled. I no longer dread dental appointments! I am so glad I switched to Dr. Kirk Johnson’s office. It has transformed my experience of dental care!”

Esther P.

Dr. Kirk Johnson and his staff provide a truly exceptional experience. The office environment is warm and inviting, complete with reclining couches, a fireplace ambiance, coffees and a welcoming joyful front desk. They make you comfortable from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. They begin with a full examination and consultation of oral health that showcases their vast knowledge and skill.

I came in with needs that covered simple cavity fillings to a serious TMJ issue that called for realigning my bite and relieving the stress on my jaw. Where other dentists had recommended surgery or invasive treatments, Dr. Johnson had the knowledge and skill to take a non-invasive route and realign my bite through a simple looking appliance with periodical adjustments. Excellence in Dentistry has saved me time, money, and most of all restored my confidence in dentistry.

I am so pleased with the level of professionalism and skill that I recommend them to everyone I know. As a result, my husband, father and mother have started seeing Dr. Johnson. After not having any positive dental experiences for many years, I stopped going to a dentist altogether for about 5 years. Dr. Johnson and his staff have completely changed my mind and I am confident that they will give you the same level of treatment. I am happy to say that I have a informed and renewed commitment to oral health.


“Dr. Kirk Johnson’s knowledge and expertise has been a huge blessing to me. I was told many years ago I had TMJ by a past dentist. I truly didn’t understand all the problems that could arise so I didn’t do anything about it. I was really afraid of the cost but turned out not to be as expensive as first thought. It is well worth the cost to now be pain free.

Seeing Dr. Kirk Johnson for my TMJ has fixed neck and shoulder pain, migraines, ringing in the ears just to name the most troublesome pains. Over the years I had seen medical doctors, chiropractors, and optometrists plus tooth over-the-counter medicine which only helped for a short time. I finally decided it might be the TMJ I was told about years ago.

Dr. Kirk Johnson found the problem right away. He is a professional who went straight to work. I have never felt so good in years. He helped fix not just my TMJ but a life of suffering with unnecessary pain.

Thanks to Dr. Kirk Johnson I am migraine free with a new lease on life! Thank you so much Dr. Kirk Johnson and his wonderful team.”

Sharon B.

“I’d like to say thanks again to you all for the wonderful smile—my first in many years, maybe since high school when I chipped my front tooth. I had a crown on that tooth but it never looked great. The past few years my other teeth were showing their age and making me feel mine.

When I came into your office for my first consultation, my expectations were that we could make some improvements. I never imagined my smile would look as terrific as it does today. You gave me some choices and also with the thought of spending money in a way that might be considered vain or frivolous. There was a chorus of “if it ain’t broke…” in the back of my mind. But with the whole staff’s reassuring professionalism and some cheerleading from my family, I chose a beautiful, healthy looking, natural smile.

How happy am I that I made the decision to go for it? I think my big and frequent smile says it all. Thanks for your care and talents!”

Peter V.

“…Thank you for the dental work yesterday. Given your great work on my teeth over the years it has been some time since I've had any in-depth work from your office. As you and your team went through the paces yesterday to take care of the cavities that needed attention I was once again impressed with the methodical, professional and efficient system you have in your office. In on time, out on time, and really well-taken care of in-between. Teeth feel great today. Excellence in Dentistry indeed.”

Millie P.

“Dr. Johnson and his very kind staff have been wonderful to me. I had a very pronounced fear of dentists and any kind of dental work. They were very patient with me and very gentle. I am very happy with the look of my smile and very, very pleased with the fact I can eat anything I want. The fit is perfect.”

Madelain W.

“My husband Bob has lived with dental phobia for all of his adult life. Typically, he would not be able to sleep the entire night before a dental procedure. He avoided dental cleanings for years at a time. This is no longer the case since Bob started coming to see Dr. Kirk Johnson and his staff. He now routinely has dental cleanings and treatment. Dr. Johnson’s personal care for his patients and concern for their well-being has completely transformed Bob’s perception of dental treatment. Even though Bob encountered medical difficulties, Dr. Johnson and his staff addressed his needs and comfort individually. Dr. Johnson routinely called Bob at home to personally check on this comfort following a dental procedure. He has been able to completely relax the night before dental work. Bob completely trusts Dr. Johnson and his staff that he will be listened to and made comfortable during all of his dental work. I cannot communicate strongly enough through written word the difference this has made in Bob’s life. There is no other dentist that we have visited in the seventeen cities and twenty seven years of marriage we have experienced that has been so successful.

Larry C.

“Been going to Dr. Johnson for over 20 years. An excellent, caring, and friendly practice. Very pleased!”

Fallon L.

“I have always been embarrassed of my teeth, so for graduation all I asked for was a new smile. I was so nervous about getting them done because I thought it was going to hurt, but Dr. Johnson & his team made it pain free. I really loved that they took their time to give me what I really wanted. Also, while my teeth were getting worked on I got to watch a movie and that really helped relax all the worked up nerves I had. Thank you so much for making my experience with you one I will never forget.”

Clover M.

“I was self-conscious about my smile to the extent that when I would laugh or smile I would put my hand in front of my mouth. I am happy to report that is no longer the case thanks to Dr. Johnson, his staff, and my new veneers.

Dr. Johnson’s office went much farther than just improving my smile, however. I have never been to a dentist office where they actually remembered my name and greeted me with it as I walked in the door, where staff members including Dr. Johnson himself, call to ask how I am feeling after each visit and if I am satisfied with the work that has been done. The atmosphere felt so much more personal at Dr. Johnson’s office than I have felt at other dentist offices.

There will be no more hand in front of mouth for me! I am no longer self-conscious about showing my pearly whites thanks to Dr. Johnson and his attentive staff.”

Bill N.

“After being a patient of Dr. J’s for many years and watching his skill set grow—lasers!  Yes, I am happy about going to see Doctor J. That feeling of ‘I am in the best hand possible’ is real.  My own particular dental needs are very complex, overbite, bruxism, soft enamel—coupled with my insurance is a lot to ask of any dentist and his very kind staff.  Dr. J and his team listen, understand and most of all they make it fun, they love to laugh! I walk in knowing the job will be right. I walk out happy and smiling.  Hey, he makes it look easy.”

Brook G.

“Before I found Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kendall, I would visit a dentist's office for a cleaning once in a blue moon, or when a problem forced me to. Over the past ten years though, I've actually come to look forward to visiting a few times a year with the staff at Excellence in Dentistry. I've been treated by both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kendall, as well as almost all of the rest of the "family". The entire staff is very knowledgeable and skilled, and they have always made sure I was as comfortable as possible. I appreciate the way my treatment options are explained in detail, and I trust and value the advice they give. It is clear to me that the entire team truly cares about my oral health, and that Excellence in Dentistry isn't just a catchy phrase; it's what they deliver.”

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