Dr Charles and Dr. Shannon met while attending dental school at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ.
Our School has a dual focus on public health service and the latest in dental technology to train dentists to provide the best possible patient care with the best possible technology.
We put a heavy emphasis on prevention and good oral health to help reduce the number of cavities and periodontal problems our patients experience. A little bit of prevention is much easier than restoring a whole mouth of cavities.
When you come in for an initial exam we will determine the state of your oral health and the various factors that influence it. We work with you to design a custom treatment plan that will restore optimum health to your teeth and gums. We will never force a treatment plan upon you, our belief is that the patient should be in control of their oral health and have the information to make an informed decision on their care.
I am an Alaska Native and was born in a remote village on Kodiak Island; moving to Seward to attend school. Growing up in Seward gave me a chance to explore the mountains, ocean, lakes and rivers and develop a deeply ingrained love of our great state.
My passion for dentistry started at a very young age- at age 5 I declared my intentions of becoming a dentist “like uncle Norman” who was my dentist . I graduated from Seward High School in 2001 and started my pre-dental studies at Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois graduating with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Dental School brought me to Mesa, Arizona at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. ASDOH was at the time the newest school in the nation and had a cutting edge curriculum which focused on the latest and most updated dental procedures available while maintaining a focus on Public Health. The four years in Arizona allowed me to meet my lovely wife Shannon (who graduated dental school in 2010) and solidified my mindset that I needed to return home to Alaska and serve my people.
I practiced dentistry with the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage from 2009 until 2013. This time provided many learning experiences from the numerous senior dentists and allowed me to serve the Alaska Native community. At the end of my IHS contract I transitioned in to private practice working with Drs Phil and Lara Mabry and Dr. Charles Michael.
Outside of work hours you can find me biking the trails of Anchorage or snowboarding the backcountry or fishing with Shannon and our golden retriever Zeppelin.
Dr. Shannon Spalding grew up in the mountains of north eastern Washington and excelled in high school sports as well as academics. She became interested in dentistry after receiving dental therapy for a TMJ issue. Shannon earned her degree in Chemistry from Willamette University in Salem, OR. While in Salem she was an All-American track star.
Dental school brought Shannon to Mesa, AZ where she would excell in her studies as well as meet her future husband- Charles. After graduating and being honored as operative dental student of the year she moved to Anchorage, AK and began working two jobs in private practice as well as the Indian Health Service. Shannon's desire to be involved with public health lead her to switch to full time IHS. After three years and many rural village trips and local volunteer events she was recruited to work with Drs Phil and Lara Mabry in private practice.
Our Boniface Dental practice affiliation has a long history of volunteering and helping the special needs population who were often turned away from other practices. Shannon continues this tradition by seeing special needs patients in office as well as the surgery center. Spalding Dental feels it is important to bring high quality care to all, we also dontate to organizations such as Hope Community Resources and Challenge Alaska.
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