About Us

Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Clint Henrie

Dr. Clint Henrie

After receiving his undergraduate BA and BS degrees in Spanish and Zoology, with a minor in chemistry, Dr. Clint Henrie went on to received his DMD from the University of Louisville.  He has been practicing dentistry in Alaska for more than ten years, and prides himself in the attention to detail that he would demand for his own dental care. He provides general and cosmetic dentistry, same-day crowns, implant services for tooth replacement and implant supported dentures, and oral surgery. He enjoys treating children and adults alike.

One of his passions is helping patients overcome their reservations about dentistry. His goal is to ensure every patient is comfortable and enjoys their visits with us. He received his IV sedation certification from the University of Southern California, and provides IV and oral sedation for patients that need that extra level of comfort during their treatment.

Dr. Henrie assures that his patients that come to Health Centered Dentistry experience the freedom to discuss and have a choice in the treatment they feel is best for their own personal health. Listening to patient concerns is very important to Dr. Henrie. He appreciates the loving, supportive staff at HCD.

As with all of our doctors at HCD, Dr. Henrie has studied and provides safe mercury amalgam removal protocols and is a member of the international Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Alaska Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He continues to expand his knowledge in all areas of dentistry by attending extensive continuing education courses including implant courses and soft tissue grafting with Russo Seminars.

He has an amazing wife, Heidi, who is a dental hygienist, and three adorable children. He loves the outdoors, and enjoys biking, hiking and skiing in the greater Anchorage area and throughout Alaska. He is an avid photographer, and likes hiking in Alaska’s back-country while photographing the incredible wildlife.

Dr. Kent Marchant

Dr. Kent Marchant started in the dental field as a dental assistant over 11 years ago and truly enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  He received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  At Tufts, Dr. Marchant received awards in fixed prosthodontics.  His true passion is same-day dentistry and has extensive training with providing same-day CEREC crowns.  Dr. Marchant has trained and continues to gain knowledge in the field of same-day dentistry by utilizing Cerec Technology, which allows for the placement of Inlays, Onlays, Crown, Bridges, Veneer and even Implant Crown. He enjoys creating beautiful smiles for his patients, and loves the positive reactions he sees when patients see their new smiles for the first time.

Dr. Marchant has trained in implant dentistry with the White Cap Institute, and loves to provide patients with an option to replace missing teeth with dental implants for a single tooth or even implant supported dentures.  He has also trained in advanced bone grafting and soft tissue grafting with the Russo Seminars.

Dr. Marchant has great compassion and respect for patients who have had unpleasant dental experiences in the past. He finds it a great honor to be part of helping them overcome their dental fears.  This can often be accomplished with the help of Oral Conscience sedation, because of training Dr. Marchant has received through DOCS education.

As with all of our doctors at HCD, Dr. Marchant has studied and provides safe mercury amalgam removal protocols taught by the IAOMT.

He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Alaska Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentists.  He organized and continues to host the Alaska Cerec Study club where he lectures and demonstrates the Cerec technology to other dentist in Alaska.  He loves to learn about dentistry, and is always searching for ways to better serve his patients.

Dr. Marchant enjoys working with people of all ages.  He has two boys and one girl, and many nieces and nephews, so naturally he loves working with children.  He and his wife, Melanie, enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and snowboarding with their family, and experiencing Alaska’s beautiful outdoor opportunities.  He and his family love to call Alaska their Home!

Dr. James Stirland, DMD

Dr. James Stirland

Dr. James Stirland discovered his love for dentistry while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with a BS in Neuroscience. He then received his DMD at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After enlisting with the U.S. Army, he completed his residency in General Dentistry at Fort Hood, Texas. He is now excited to call Alaska home!

While on active duty with the U.S. Army, he has developed valuable dental skills including placing dental implants to restore missing teeth, thus aiding function and aesthetics; periodontal surgeries to restore oral health in diseased tissue or as a necessary prep for other procedures; endodontic procedures; extensive surgical cases such as wisdom teeth removal, biopsies, and trauma; orthodontics; pedodontics; and overall comprehensive care of the patient. He also has a great passion for CEREC technology (same-day crowns).

Dr. Stirland loves being able to help people reach their fullest potential in oral health through teaching. His favorite part of dentistry is the role he plays in helping boost his patient’s confidence by helping them turn their lives from painful insecurity to a healthy, confident smile. His patients recognize his calm and kind nature, and feel comfortable and at ease in his care.

When not in the dental office, you can find Dr. Stirland with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their three wonderful children hitting the rivers to fish for salmon, playing soccer in the backyard, or exploring a new trail!

Our Hygienists

Kathleen Sopp, RDHKathleen Sopp

Kathleen has been involved in dentistry for over 20 years. She received her AAS in Dental Assisting from University of Alaska Anchorage in 1994, and her BS in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University in 2001. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients, and showing them that through gentle, regular care, dentistry does not have to be scary. She loves educating her patients on the importance of a healthy mouth, and helping them get and stay on the “healthy mouth wagon.” Kathleen and her daughters, Makena and Maddie, love all the fun and adventure that this beautiful state has to offer. They love the arts, traveling, biking, hiking, golfing, playing in the snow and trying new things.

Jillian Jaramillo, RDHJillian Jaramillo

Jillian has over 10 years of experience in the dental field, and exhibits a dedication to her patients that is second to none. She earned her BS in Biology from San Francisco State University, before realizing that dentistry was her calling, and earning a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction is her top priority, and her professional goal is to educate patients in proper dental hygiene practices while providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Jillian was born and raised in the Philippines, and moved to San Francisco at the age of 14. When Jillian is not improving patient dental needs, she enjoys spending time with her husband and wonderful son. She also enjoys watching movies, playing the piano, and getting involved with her local church.

Diane Murray, RDHDiane Murray

Diane has worked in the dental field for 20 years, and has been a valued member of our team for over 16 years. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Educating and helping patients achieve their dental health goals is her favorite part of her job. Diane is the proud mother to 41 foster daughters, and has made it her mission to help teenage girls change their lives for the better. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time at her cabin in Denali.

Adrian Samsa, RDHAdrian Mattes

Adrian received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage and has been in the dental field for more than 15 years. She has been a valuable part of HCD for 3 years. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients achieve their oral health goals, and feels very fortunate to work with such amazing doctors and staff. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking, hiking and going on adventures with her fur babies.

Lori Jones, RDHLori Jones

Lori has been working in biocompatible dentistry since 1989. She has been with HCD since 1998 and loves working with her amazing patients and her team! She graduated from University of Anchorage Alaska in 1985, and later received her restorative endorsement. She is a part time instructor at UAA in the dental hygiene program. Lori’s hobbies include spending time with her family and friends at the cabin, on the boat in Prince William Sound, fishing, hunting, playing hockey, skiing, and snow machining. She loves Alaska, including running the Iditarod on the northern and southern routes!



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Our doctors are active participants in the Alaska Dental Society. Click the logo to learn more about ADS and its commitment to maintaining dental care in the State of Alaska at the highest level so that you can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.