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Dr. Newell Walther

Dr. Newell Walther

Dentist

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. Brian Hutchings

Dentist

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.

Danielle Cole

Danielle Cole

Office Manager

Danielle moved to Alaska and started working with Dr Walther in the summer of 2003. Danielle previously lived in Wyoming and Nevada. She Attended college in Elko Nevada at Great Basin Community College and has additional training in sedation dentistry, coronal polishing, dental insurance billing, and clear correct orthodontics.

Danielle and her husband have 3 children the oldest in serving in the United States Army. She is active in both wrestling and gymnastics booster clubs. Danielle and her family love camping and riding four wheelers.

Lisa Poelman

Lisa Poelman

Hygiene Coordinator

Lisa and her family moved from Wyoming to the Village of McGrath, AK in 2007 where they started a church. After several years of village life they moved to Hawaii for a year where they worked in a Drug Rehabilitation ministry and started a Church for the homeless. They returned to Alaska and settled in the Valley area where five of their six children and their families live. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, trying new things on Pinterest and serving in her church.

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen

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.

Molly McCann

Molly McCann

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.

Cherie Cowin

Cherie Cowin

Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Cherie grew up in Washington state, as did her husband, and graduated from dental hygiene school in 1992 from Shoreline Community College in Seattle.  She maintains licenses in WA, ID, MT, and AK.  Her family moved to Ketchikan, Alaska in 2003.  Kodiak soon became home for her young family.  Kodiak remained home for many years, until a recent move to the valley. She enjoys playing her violin in her spare time. She stays very busy keeping up with her three teenagers’ busy schedules.  In her free time, she loves swimming, hiking, camping, and just being around family and friends.  Cherie’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and building friendships while making a difference in the improvement of their oral health.

Natalie

Natalie

Dental Assistant

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.