Phone (Office): (907) 452-1250

Phone (Fax): (907) 456-1307

Meet Our Team


Michael Stoltz, D.M.D.

Dr. Stoltz graduated with a biology degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1987. He earned his DMD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1991. In 1992, Dr. Stoltz began practicing in Fairbanks. Dr. Stoltz has also served in the communities of Anderson and Clear as an interim dentist. His areas of specialties include oral implantology and CAD-CAM dentistry.

Dr. Stoltz has his fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantology, is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Alaska Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

Outside interests include spending time with his family, boating in Alaska, fishing, hunting, skiing, biking, hiking, traveling and cooking.

Kelly Bast, DDS

Dr. Bast was raised in Fairbanks. She is a Biology Major and graduated from Ohio State Dental School in 2005.
Dr. Bast has been practicing in our community for the last 15 years and joined our office in 2018. Dr. Bast is married and has 3 children.

Dr. Bast

Adam Weis, D.D.S.

Dr. Weis was born and raised here in Fairbanks and graduated from Monroe Highschool. Following that he attended college locally at UAF and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2016. Dr. Weis went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 2020. Outside of dentistry Dr. Weis likes to ski, play guitar, and spend time with his family and friends.

Kristin Whetsell, D.D.S.

Dr. Whetsell grew up in Southern California and went to college at University of California, San Diego with a degree in human biology. She graduated from University of Maryland Dental School in 2012, completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Hospital of San Diego and practiced in Southern California after that. She and her husband Ian and their black labrador retriever Zulu love exploring Alaska and getting outside anytime they can.  

Dr. Whetsell

Melinda Herron, Dental Hygienist

Melinda earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. She has worked at Fairbanks Dental Center since 1999.

Outside of work, Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband, Roger, and their two children, Zachary and Emily. Some of her hobbies include gardening, fishing, cooking, hiking and watching hockey.

Lacey Ward, Dental Hygienist

Lacey was born and raised in Fairbanks. In 2015, she received her Dental Hygiene degree from University of Fairbanks. She joined our practice in November 2016 and has made such an impact on our patients.

Outside of work, Lacey enjoys spending time with her son, Casey, family and friends. They love camping, biking, skiing and spending their free time outside.


Leah Fillingim, Lead Dental Assistant

Leah graduated from the CTC Dental Assisting program in 2014. She worked at Tanana Chiefs Conference for two years, where she specialized in orthodontics. In 2016, she moved to Anchorage and worked at a pediatric oral surgeon's practice. Leah relocated back to her home town of Fairbanks and joined our practice in May 2017.

In her free time, Leah enjoys the outdoors including kayaking and hiking. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.


Katrina Sipes, Dental Assistant

Katrina graduated from the CTC Dental Assisting Program in the Spring of 2019 and started with us immediately after.  

Katrina was born and raised in Fairbanks and spent a couple years in California before settling down to raise her family here.  In her free time Katrina enjoys spending time camping, boating, and four wheeling with her family.


Rachel Reid, Dental Assistant

Rachel completed her dental assisting program at the Dental Assistant Training Center in Bothell Washington in late 2018. She spent the next 2.5 years working in a pediatric practice until she moved to Alaska in July of 2021. She joined our team shortly after in early August 2021. 

In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets as well as painting, crafting and exploring new places.


Rian Henderson, Expanded Function Restorative Dental Assistant

Rian graduated from Dental Assisting school in Portland, Oregon in 2003. She is DANB Expanded functions and Oregon and Alaska State Restorative functions certified. She also teaches Allied Health classes online with Southwestern Oregon Community College. Rian is new to Fairbanks, having relocated from the Southern Oregon Coast.

In her free time, Rian loves to adventure and explore Alaska! She enjoys spending time outdoors and many hobbies, including camping, fishing, baking, making soap, photography, crafting, drawing and dredging for gold.


Tanya Turino, Treatment Coordinator

Tanya recently moved to Fairbanks from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband, Beryl, their twins, Emma and Beryl, and their three rescue hounds. She has been working in the dental and medical industry for a number of years in several capacities.

In her spare time, she loves everything outdoors, whether it’s riding bikes with the kids, gardening or just taking a walk. Her family is very excited to be part of the Fairbanks community and can’t wait to get out and explore all that Alaska has to offer.