Meet the Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I have worked in the Dental field for the last 20 years, 10 of which have I have been part of the team at Dr. Bergdahl’s office. The staff there are like my family and I enjoy working with them all, we get along great. Educating my patients and getting them back to good oral health is what I like the best about being a Hygienist. I like working for Dr. Bergdahl because she is an excellent Dentist who listens well and gives great injections!
I am a “true Alaskan” who enjoys all the activities that the great outdoors can provide. I have a Husband and 2 children. I am very family oriented and spend a lot of time providing for and taking care of them!
I moved to Fairbanks in 2011 and joined Dr. Bergdahl's team a few months later. Having been a dental hygienist for over 30 years I have worked in a variety of practice settings - all which I feel have enhanced what I have to offer to our patients. My years working for a periodontist (gum specialist) provided an opportunity for me to treat patients with more complex gum issues and to refine my clinical skills. Over the years I have also enjoyed the opportunity to be a clinical instructor at two different dental hygiene schools. This experience was very refreshing and helped stimulate me to always keep up with new informaiton and the latest trends in dentistry.
At this point in my career, I especially enjoy working with this fun group of highly competenmt and caring people that make up Dr. Bergdahl's staff. And as a patient, I have had the opportunity to appreciate Dr. Bergdahl's gentle touch.
Personally, sports and athletics have always been a big part of my life as my husband is a college basketball coach. He is currently coaching the UAF Men’s Basketball team. We enjoy watching and cheering on all the Nanook teams. Since moving to Fairbanks, I started Nordic skiing. I enjoy getting out and taking in the scenery and wonderful trails that this area offers.
I have been in the Dental Field for 16 years, and part of the Dr. Bergdahl Team for 10 years. The Best part of my job is seeing our patient leave with a smile on their face after their visit with us. I never get bored with my job! The Professional atmosphere at Dr. Bergdahl’s fits right in with the mutual respect we all have for each other. And we do have a good time with our patients, and staff.
I am very Family oriented, enjoying the time I spend with my family doing whatever we decide to do. I like to read, work out, and spend time outdoors
I have been in the Dental field for 3 years, and I am a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at the University of Alaska. For the last 15 months I have been part of the Team at Dr. Bergdahl’s. While it is a progressive and Professional office, it still maintains a fun loving environment. It is nice to work in a place where everyone gets along and the Doctor really cares about the patients. It is rewarding to help restore a persons’ teeth to full function while addressing their cosmetic desires. We try hard to alleviate the stresses of treatment.
I have one young son. I love playing with him and look forward to camping, snow machining, snowboarding, and generally being outdoors! My favorite TV show is “The Big Bang Theory.”
I have lived in Alaska for 36 years. I have enjoyed being in the Dental Field for 34 of those years. The best part of being on a Dental Team is working with great people. We have patients that we have seen for many years and I love watching their families grow and attain their dreams. Working at Dr. Bergdahl’s office means that I get to work with some of my best friends.
I enjoy my husband flying our family and the dogs to remote areas of Alaska to backpack, camp, or just hang out for the day. When I grow up I’d like to accomplish a few things on my bucket list which includes a trip to Africa and a bicycle road trip throughout the Lower 48 states.
I am responsible for the daily business functions for the office. If you have any questions about insurance benefits, need to make payment arrangements, or simply wish to pay your bill, feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to help you! I am dedicated to the Bergdahl practice mission of friendly, thorough, gentle and helpful dentistry, from your very first appointment forward, so don’t hesitate to call – I am more than happy to assist you in your quest for superior dental care.
Front Desk Reception
I have been in the Dental Field and on Dr. Bergdahl’s Team for 18 years. I like meeting people and hearing their experiences. We work hard here to give our patients a positive Dental Experience. I know that I am part of a group that genuinely cares about giving quality care and Dental treatment.
I have lived in Alaska all of my life and have lots of family and friends here. We like to spend time having food, festivities and fun. We also like to spend time on the rivers and lakes and in the woods!
I have been in the Dental field since I graduated from high school. Dr. Bergdahl’s office staff members are like a second family to me. I have been interested in providing health care for a long time and enjoy interacting with the variety of patients that we see as well as learning about Dentistry.
A lifetime Fairbanksian, Shalen and her husband, Dave, have raised their two children here as well. The family is involved in youth and adult hockey, a sport that is enjoyed by the entire family.
Shalen is responsible for the daily business functions for the office. If you have any questions about insurance benefits, need to make payment arrangements, or simply wish to pay your bill, feel free to give Shalen a call and she will be happy to help you! Shalen is dedicated to the Bergdahl practice mission of friendly, thorough, gentle and helpful dentistry, from your very first appointment forward, so don’t hesitate to call – she is more than happy to assist you in your quest for superior dental care.