Meet Diane Murray, RDH!

Diane Murray

Introducing Diane Murray, RDH

Diane Murray, RDH, has been with Health Centered Dentistry for more than 20 years and is a vast library of knowledge for holistic treatment. Her knowledge of oral hygiene and holistic dental practices has been a great resource for not only our patients, but our team members, too! Diane is incredibly smart with a great ability to share her knowledge and experience for the betterment of others. She is full of compassion for her patients and has been known to stay late or come in early to make it work for their schedule. The patients’ needs always come first for Diane and her patients know they are loved. She shares the same compassion and concern for her team members. If they ever need a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear, they know Diane will be there for them.

Reviews from Patients

Diane is a private person and prefers a one-on-one conversation to a social media post. With that in mind, we’ve decided to share some of the great reviews we’ve received from her patients as a testament of her passion and love for her patients, their whole body health, and her team.

PaulThey always do such a great job and on they seem to always be running on time. I look forward to getting my teeth cleaned. Diane is the best!

JoanToday was my twice-yearly cleaning with, Diane, the greatest Dental Hygienist in the world! Have been going to Health Centered Dentistry for about 6 or 7 years and love them. I made visits to two other dentists in town before I found Health Centered Dentistry. They are very professional and up on all the latest in dental work and I would never go anywhere else now.

DarleneI’ve been coming to Diane for years and just love her. She is always professional and friendly.

KimberlyDiane and Dr. Henrie offer such great care and advice.

Roger…Diane is impressive as well. She follows the latest technology and applies it well to every facet of patient care. If it’s ‘out there’ she’s read about it explains it well, and incorporates anything that makes patient care more effective.

JolynnDiane does a fabulous job every time!!

DonnaWas the best and I’m so happy I found this dentistry. Wish I was a patient for the last 30 years. But I’m blessed I found you. Loved Diane teeth cleaning apt. She is so good at her job. I’d follow her were ever she went to clean my teeth.

TishDiane Murray is awesome. She is professional, kind and very knowledgeable and helpful. I have already recommended her to several friends.

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Meet Lori Jones, RDH!

Introducing Lori Jones, RDH

Lori Jones, RDH, is the heart of Health Centered Dentistry. With more than 25 years invested in HCD and its patients, she goes the extra mile to make sure her patients receive the best care. She is a true friend to all she meets. Lori’s main priority is to make sure her patients and her team knows how much she cares about them as a person. We are very blessed to have her on the team.

“Work family for 25 years – just missing Debberdooo!”

We asked Lori a few questions to get to know her better.

“Corkey and Nichole’s Wedding”

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Cultivating wonderful relationships with my patients which turn into lifelong friendships.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: Completing a task knowing that I’ve done my very best. I like to play hard too!

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: My amazing children Corkey and Cami.

Q: Who is your hero?
A: My husband Jeff, he’s my protector, lover, best friend, soulmate.

“My Hero” at Arctic Man

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Family time doing snowmachining, skiing, playing hockey, playing in the H2O at Big Lake, boating in PWS, hunting & fishing.

Q: What do you do to stay healthy?
A: Anything physical, skate ski & workout at the gym.

Q: What’s your favorite family/holiday tradition?
A: Christmas Eve when our the family and friends gather together at our home.

Q: What is your favorite book to read?
A: My go to book that has answers life’s toughest problems is the Bible.

Prince William Sound

 

Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Lunch!

Q: What song would you say best sums you up?
A: Soul on Fire by Third Day & Amazing Grace, I tear up every time I hear it.

Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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Meet Jillian Jaramillo, RDH!

Jillian Jaramillo

Introducing Jillian Jaramillo, RDH

Jillian Jaramillo, RDH has been with Health Centered Dentistry as a hygienist since 2014. She has an enormous heart which she willingly shares with everyone she meets. Jillian always strives for perfection with her patients’ treatment which has lead to a loyal following. As the head of HCD’s social committee, she is a great morale booster and has planned some amazing events for our team! We’re so grateful to have her on our team and so blessed to know her!

We asked Jillian a few questions to get to know her better.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Connecting with my patients and helping them accomplish not just good dental health but overall health.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: My family and the desire to make a difference with my patients one visit at a time.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Becoming a momma to my son. The most rewarding feeling ever.

Q: Who is your hero?
A: My Lola (Grandma) Anita.  She taught me independence and the true treasure of life…Family.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Dates with my hubby, Watching Movies, reinventing Filipino or Mexican food to healthy versions, Family Trips, Traveling to see friends & family, Volunteering at my son’s school.

Q: What do you do to stay healthy?
A: Run, Dance, and eat less rice

Q: What’s your favorite family/holiday tradition?
A: Yearly Christmas Ornament Picking

Q: What is your favorite book to read?
A: Harry Potter Series

Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Pinakbet (Made from mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce) with White Rice

Q: What song would you say best sums you up?
A: 😊 Happy By Pharrell Williams 

Q: What is your favorite joke?
A: I don’t really have a “favorite”. I love too many of them. I will pick this one because I used it most often. “A mushroom goes into a bar to sit down and order a drink. The bartender walks over and says, ”I’m sorry sir, but we don’t serve your kind here.” The mushroom sits back and asks ,”Why not? I’m a fun guy (fungi)!”

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Teaching Your Kids to Brush and Floss

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…Well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Henrie, Dr. Marchant, Dr. Bragiel & Dr. Madsen wants to remind all Anchorage parents that good oral hygiene  habits begin in childhood. So, today, we at Health Centered Dentistry would like to take this opportunity give you some tips on teaching your kids to brush and floss.

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Meet Kathleen Sopp, RDH

Kathleen Sopp

Introducing Kathleen, Sopp, RDH!

Kathleen Sopp, RDH, has been such a delight to work with ever since she started as a hygienist with Health Centered Dentistry in 2013! She has proven herself a leader amongst her peers through her drive to positively improve – not only herself but her surroundings, too. She is a problem solver and a friend to all those she meets. We are blessed to have her on our team!

We asked Kathleen a few questions to learn more about her and her family.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: My favorite thing about my career is the people. As a dental hygienist, I not only get to help people achieve and maintain healthier smiles and bodies, but I really get to know so many of my patients as friends. I love being able to support them not only in health but also being able to be a part of their dreams, achievements and life trials.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: I work hard because I always want to do my best for my patients, my team and myself. I love working for Health Centered Dentistry because the standard is so high. I am always supported in my efforts to be able to provide the best care and latest knowledge.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?

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Meet Adrian Mattes, RDH!

Introducing Adrian Mattes, RDH

Adrian Mattes, RDH has been with Health Centered Dentistry as a hygienist since 2014 and has been a valued team member ever since. She is eager to help her patients and her team members achieve their best. She has a passion for life that inspires and motivates others to go for their dreams. We’re so lucky to have her at HCD.

We asked Adrian a few questions to get to know her better.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Getting to know my patients, and helping them achieve their dental health goals.

YogaQ: What motivates you to work hard?
A: My desire to grow and constantly improve.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Gaining my personal independence and inner peace. 

Q: Who is your hero?
A: My mom who taught me forgiveness and generosity. 

Q: What are your hobbies?

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Relief from Dry, Chapped, & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Anchorage, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year and it’s not uncommon to see lips that suffer from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Health Centered Dentistry we are very much attuned the oral health needs of Anchorage, so here are a few tips from Dr. Henrie, Dr. Marchant, Dr. Bragiel & Dr. Madsen about how to keep your lips healthy, kissable, and free to eat and drink whatever you crave!

Do You Have Chapped or Cracked Lips?

If you have dry lips that are chapped, peeling, and/or cracked, you probably already know about it. However, here are some telltale signs: Read more ›

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Meet Dr. Michael Madsen!

 

Dr. Michael Madsen has become a wonderful addition to the team at Health Centered Dentistry!

His patients rave about his compassion and his detailed attention to their needs. He has become a beloved doctor by his patients and his team. We’re SO glad to have him on board! We spoke with him and his wonderful wife, Liz, to learn more about him, and here’s what they had to say.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: I really enjoy talking to so many different people. Everyone has a story and I love to be able to help them and be a part of it.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: I work hard to play hard.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Besides my family and becoming a dentist, I would probably say finishing a couple full Ironman Races.

Q: Who is your hero?

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Meet Dr. Clint Henrie!

Dr. Clint Henrie is the life blood of Health Centered Dentistry.

Dr. Clint Henrie’s compassion for his patients and team members is only surpassed by his dedication to quality work. He has worked with HCD since 2008 and is known for his wittiness and charismatic attitude. We spoke with him and his amazing wife, Heidi (who is also a fill-in hygienist at our office!), to learn more about him.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Dr. Henrie started out as an art major. He loves the opportunity to be creative in his work and be able to focus on the details as he works with his hands. He also enjoys helping his patients to have a great experience at the dental office.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: My wife and kids are his main motivation. Having a second family of patients and staff that rely on him for their health and well being also keeps him motivated. He wants to help his staff reach their goals and support their families.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Completing a two year service mission in Chile and my family.

Q: Who is your hero?

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Meet Dr. Kent Marchant!

Dr. Kent Marchant is full of excitement for all things dental!

Dr. Kent Marchant continually encourages the team to stay curious about dentistry and new technology. Under his leadership, same-day dentistry (CEREC) in our practice has taken off! It has also given him the opportunity to train other dentists on CEREC’s benefits to the patient and the office. We recently asked Melanie, his beautiful wife, to answer a few questions to help us get to know him better.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: From my perspective, I think he really likes taking someone that has been afraid of the dentist and making them enjoy it. He loves the advancement in technology. He loves implants and CEREC crowns. He just loves his job.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: I think he gets his work ethic from his dad. He was always taught to work.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: His family and the fact that he got his family to Alaska.

Q: Who is your hero?

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