Dr. Newell Walther
Dr. Walther and his wife Jennifer are both from the Anchorage area and are the parents of 5 beautiful children, 4 sons and 1 delightful daughter. The Walther family moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 2000 from Bethel, Alaska. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Walther served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service and as assistant director of the dental program for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. While in Bethel, he also provided dental care at the Regional Hospital and in remote locations throughout Western Alaska.
Dr. Walther graduated in 1995 from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. As an undergraduate, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Italian.
Dr. Walther is committed to improving the world around him and does so through church related activities and other community service. He is a Boy Scout leader and a member of Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club. He recently served as the President of the Mat-Su Dental Society. In 2007, he was appointed by Governor Palin to serve a four year term on the Alaska State Board of Dentistry.
In their free time, the Walther family enjoys aviation, photography, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking and kayaking. Dr. Walther is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons including the Crow Pass wilderness run.
Dr. Walther has a true passion for dentistry. Each year, he prioritizes continuing dental education, and devotes many additional hours to learning about advances in dental technology and dental care.
Dr. Brian Hutchings
Dr. Hutchings was born and raised in Copperas Cove, Texas. His interest in dentistry started in his early years when a vacated operatory in his father’s dental office served as a home for his crib and toys. From a very young age he had the unique opportunity of meeting many dental patients and observing the daily workings of a dental practice.
During a summer college break, Dr. Hutchings was first introduced to Alaska driving tour buses. On his days off, he enjoyed spending as much time as possible outside and enjoying the grandeur and beauty that Alaska had to offer. From this time on, he dreamt of making Alaska home.
He graduated from dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with High Honors and distinction in research. As an undergraduate, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
One of his many passions is working on the forefront of technology in all aspects of life. Having worked in multiple IT jobs before becoming a dentist, he strives to provide the best dental care through integrating the latest dental technology. He stays current on new techniques and technology in the ever evolving field of dentistry through continuing education classes and personal study of dental literature.
He is dedicated to helping those around him. He served a two year humanitarian mission in Mexico City, Mexico during his college years where he became fluent in Spanish. He participated in many programs extending dental care to the homeless and the underserved in Texas. He is also an active participant in his church congregation.
When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 7 years, Jessica, and their two children, Madison and Austin. His hobbies include playing the piano, hiking, camping, running, and cycling.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lifelong Alaskan, Molly, was raised in Wasilla. She maintains a very close relationship to her parents, siblings and extended family. Molly attended University of Idaho and graduated cum laude from the UAA dental hygiene program in 1999. She has two sons and a daughter who keep her busy with their active athletic schedules. Molly enjoys coaching youth sports, volunteering at her church and local school, and in her spare time she loves traveling and baking. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO.
Molly loves to work in the Valley! She looks forward to continue the rapport with local patients and being able to meet their oral health care needs.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel moved to Alaska in 1990 and graduated from Palmer High School. She became interested in the field of dentistry after getting braces.
She moved to Michigan and enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids. During hygiene school Rachel traveled to Guyana, South America with other dental hygiene students and provided dental services to the locals of a village who had no access to dental care.
Rachel returned to Alaska with her husband in 2008. She has two children and enjoys being a wife and mother. Some of her other interests included, reading, sewing, crocheting, and knitting.
Natalie is originally from Southern Utah and has lived in Alaska since 2003. A graduate of the American Institute Medical/Dental Technology School, she has also had advanced training in sedation dentistry and coronal polishing.
Natalie and her husband Scot have three children and a grandson. They enjoy spending time as a family doing sports, hiking, fishing, sledding, and exploring Alaska. Natalie also grows an amazing garden each summer.
Natalie has volunteered many hours in both her church and her children’s schools during the past years.
Natalie loves Alaska and thinks it is an amazing, beautiful place. She loves the people and the independent spirit that is felt here.
Mandy was born in Maine and raised in Cordova, Alaska. She spent her teen years in Palmer, Alaska and graduated from Palmer High School. When she was fifteen she enjoyed a mission trip to Japan where she wants to return for a visit someday. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her fiancé. Mandy started a dental assisting class in April of 2008, and really appreciated the education and experience it provided her with.
Amber was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska. She graduated from Palmer High School. Amber has two beautiful little boys. Her family enjoys camping, 4-wheeling, fishing and traveling.
Before joining the Walther Dental Center team, Amber spent over seven years working as a dental assistant, with three of those years spent in oral surgery. She loves being a part of the team here at Walther Dental Center.
Sarah moved to Alaska when she was eight. She graduated high school in December 2010. Sarah has a son named Tucker who is her pride and joy! She is excited to have a new home in Willow with her sweetheart Cody, where she has been able to enjoy many of Alaska’s outdoor activities.
Sarah was originally hired at Walther Dental Center as a dental assistant but then was promoted to hygiene coordinator. Working at Walther Dental Center is important to Sarah because she gets to be a part of a team that is dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. She loves being the hygiene coordinator and looks forward to serving anyone who walks into the office!