Rindi - Dental Assistant

Meet The Libby Group Team!

Dr. Justin Libby

Dr. Justin Libby

Dr. Justin Libby's favorite part about being a dentist is adding value to people’s lives.  He explains, "My vision is to inspire collaborative health. Simply put, it’s about connecting people through experience to be happy and healthy."

Currently, as the president of the Anchorage Dental Society Dr. Justin Libby is working to unite the Alaskan dental profession to better serve the people of Alaska.  Additionally, Dr. Libby is a board member of the World Health Dental Organization (WHDO), and an active member of the Alaska Mission of Mercy, Crown Council, Share A Smile Foundation, American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), ceracdoctors.com, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Justin Libby is passionate about strengthening our local and global community through dental education and service. He has had the opportunity to serve the beautiful people of Nepal, Fiji, Mexico, Bangladesh, Peru, Africa, California and Alaska. 

Dr. Libby's special interests include preventative oral health education, minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry, guided dental implant surgery, “CERAC” CAD/CAM same day crowns and veneers, adult orthodontics (Six Month Smiles), root canal therapy and “teeth in a day” makeovers. 

Dr. Libby recognizes that Dr. Michael Darling has been an incredible mentor and friend and his goal is to continue to provide this community with the most compassionate and updated dental care in a comfortable environment.  

Justin Libby's hobbies outside of dentistry include: racing fatbikes, kite surfing the Turnagain Arm, good coffee and skiing BIG Alaska mountains with my wife Katie after a fresh snow fall! 
Dr. Kyle Howell

Dr. Kyle Howell 

When Dr. Howell graduated dental school at the University of Pittsburgh and completed an externship in Barrow with Indian Health Service, he knew Alaska was going to be home. Dr. Howell states, "I feel fortunate to be part of such a great dental practice and to have a caring and supportive team. I am dedicated to providing the best dental care I can and am also committed to lifelong learning. I feel that being a general dentist provides the opportunity to develop relationships in the community and watch my young patients grow. I like being able to provide all aspects of dental care and to develop healthy smiles with my patients."

Dr. Howell enjoys giving back to the local community through the Donated Dental Services program and the Alaska Mission of Mercy, as well as abroad in Costa Rica. Dr. Howell's professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, Alaska Dental Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
 
Dr. Howell was born and raised on the Emerald coast of Florida where he subsequently received his bachelor’s degree with honors at the University of Florida. Go Gators! Together with his wife (high school sweetheart), daughter, and pup, he enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, four-wheeling, hunting and exploring all things Alaskan.

Dr Jim Libby - The Libby Group Anchorage AK

Dr. Jim Libby

Dr. Jim Libby is “living his dream” as he practices dentistry along side his son Justin, in Dr. Justin Libby’s office! It’s a win-win for both as Jim brings a wealth of experience, and he feeds off Dr. Justin’s enthusiasm and modern perspective utilizing the latest technology!
 
Dr. Jim has a long and interesting dental history in Alaska. Graduating for Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1977 at the age of 23, he then opened his first practice in his hometown of Dillingham, AK. With the help of his wife, Pam Libby, they transformed a bedroom into an operatory in their home. Dr. Jim Libby and his family then moved to Anchorage where he grew his East Anchorage practice over the next 30 years to be a model of success in general and cosmetic practices in the state. Upon the sale of his “city office” in 2007, Dr. Jim Libby has kept his rural Dillingham, AK practice alive and well.
 
Currently serving as president of World Health Dental Organization (WHDO), Dr. Jim Libby’s position presents opportunity to continue growing leadership skills in unique and remote locations. The flagship project of WHDO is the Maasai Dental Clinic in Kenya, providing year round, free dental care and education to the Maasai people. Dr. Jim Libby also serves on the Share A Smile Board, is an active, lifetime member of The Crown Council and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
 
Passionate about machines, Jim motorcycle races the Baja1000. His “over 60” team took first place in the 2015 and 2016 events. He continues to commercial salmon fish in Bristol Bay every summer with extended family, as he has done since he was 6 years old. Flying is at the top of his hobbies and has been a huge part of his Alaskan experience. Dr. Jim Libby shares his adventures with Pam, his wife of 38 years. They, along with their kids and granddaughter, look forward to lots more!

Nadia - RDH

Nadia - Registered Dental Hygienist

Nadia knew from a young age that she wanted to become a Dental Hygienist. She went to high school in Cortland, New York.  She studied as a Dental Hygienist started at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York and then on to SUNY Binghamton.

Nadia has been working as a Dental Hygienist for over 10 years. Her experience and skills in the field of Dentistry comes from my continued vast educational advancement and working with highly skilled and recommended Dentists in upstate New York, Mat-Su Valley, and Anchorage. She has been living in this beautiful state of Alaska since 2005.

Nadia states, "As a provider, my overall goal is to provide the highest quality dental care with a smile to all my patients. It is my belief that a healthy oral dental hygiene will translate not only into a beautiful smile but most importantly a healthy lifestyle."

Nadia believes "It is imperative that the patient has a choice in their oral health care and dental needs.  Dr. Libby believes in this goal as well, and I’m honored to be part of his team." 
Nikki - RDH

Nikki - Registered Dental Hygienist

When Nikki moved to Alaska, she immediately fell in love with this state.  After finishing the Dental Hygiene program, she moved to a cabin in Bird, Alaska in search of adventure, snow and mountaineering.  "Not one day has gone by where I have been disappointed", she notes.

Nikki has worked in the dental field for nine years. Her passion started from dental assisting in 2007 and grew from there. I graduated from Fortis College of Dental Hygiene in 2014. "I love getting to know my patients and helping to have a positive influence in their lives.  It is important to me to be part of a team that treats each patient and employee like family.  I have found that with Dr. Justin Libby and the team at The Libby Group. I am looking forward to helping my patients achieve their health goals and giving extraordinary patient care." 

When Nikki is not assuring others have a healthy mouth and smile, you can find her snowboarding.  "If it were to snow 12 months out of the year, that would be my heaven."  Nikki was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent many years living in Park City, Utah.  Nikki enjoys hiking, biking, paddleboarding, yoga and cross-country skiing.  Nikki notes, "I live to travel and learn; experiencing different cultures and meeting people is what helps me to stay motivated."

Gloria - Registered Dental Hygienist

Gloria started her career in dentistry at the age of 16, she obtained her degree in dental hygiene in 1983 from UAA.

Gloria is dedicated to providing the best care for her patients in terms of oral health and how this impacts their overall health. 

Gloria values getting to know each patient as an individual and making them feel at ease in her presence.

Gloria recently relocated from Wasilla to Anchorage and is very excited to be a team member of The Libby Group. 

Andrea - Treatment Coordinator

Andrea - Treatment Coordinator 

Andrea moved to Anchorage from the Bay Area in 2015. She has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. Andrea enjoys helping patients understand their treatment needs and navigate their insurance benefits.

Originally from Wisconsin, Andrea is a proud Green Bay Packers fan and cheese lover.  She enjoys spending time outdoors and is excited to explore Alaska with her husband George and their dog Huck.
Rindi - Dental Assistant

Rindi - Treatment Coordinator

Rindi was introduced to this office as a patient back in 2011.  After graduating high school she came in for a routine cleaning and ended up landing an interview with Mrs. Lucy Darling.  She immediately became apart of this dental family.  Starting as a sterilization tech, Rindi became familiar with dental instruments and techniques, and eventually began dental assisting. You may see Rindi's smile at the front desk as she has been cross-trained.

"Since my goal is to be a dental hygienist, each of these positions has given me the opportunity to care for patients and gain experience and knowledge for the future." 

Rindi grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, adopted into a family of 8.  When she's not working, she loves being outdoors. She spends her time going to school at UAA full time, snowboarding, quoting Will Ferrell movies, enjoying the lake at her cabin, and keeping up with her boyfriend and pup, Maximus, on the trails.

"My favorite part of working here is having the chance to make people laugh.  We have been blessed with so many amazing patients that this is much more than a job for me." 

Ashley - Treatment Coordinator 

Ashley, is a long time Alaskan with over 5 years of experience in the dental industry, both front desk and dental assisting. Currently Ashley is a full time student at Capella University, perusing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management. “My favorite part of working at the Libby group is the Family atmosphere, not only with our team but also with our patients.”
 
When not at work or school you can find Ashley enjoying the great outdoors of Alaska with her boyfriend and 5 year old daughter. Her passions include fishing, snow machining, camping, being adventurous and traveling to all new places worldwide.

Katlin - Dental Assistant

Katelin - Dental Assistant 

Growing up in the Air Force, Katelin developed a love for traveling and a desire to learn more about the cultures and people around her.  In 2008, her family was serendipitously relocated to this beautiful state of Alaska. 

Katelin realized her passion for dentistry when she had the opportunity to go on a dental mission trip to Fiji.  She states, "What I discovered on that trip was that even though the Fijian people were thanking us for the gifts we were giving them, I couldn’t help but feel like we were the ones that had received an even greater gift."  

Katelin is currently a full-time student at UAA in pursuit of her bachelor's degree in Psychology. After I graduate, I plan on continuing my education and following my dream of becoming a dentist.

When Katelin is not dental assisting and facilitating care at The Libby Group or in school, you can find her spending time with family or immersing herself in a good book. 
Ethel - Dental Assistant

Ethel - Dental Assistant 

Ethel Quezada was born and raised in lIocos Sur, a small town in the Philippines.  She graduated from the University of the East College of Dentistry in Metro Manila, Philippineswith a DMD degree. She had her own private practice and at the same time, worked as a retainer dentist at Waterous Hospital.  When Ethel was working in Saudi Arabia, she notes "Just like many tragic romance novels, girl meets boy, girl follows boy to Alaska, boy meets another girl, and well, l'm still here."  Ethel started working for Dr. Darling as a dental assistant in 1988, and never left. 

Ethel was blessed with three beautiful children— two girls and one boy.  Her son is currently attending UAA in pursuit of a computer science and computer systems engineering degree. Both her daughters are nurses; however, one is currently furthering her education in hopes of becoming a medical doctor. Ethel notes, "Despite the many obstacles God has displaced my way, I wouldn't change a thing." As much as Ethel thrives off being in the office, she enjoys her summers fishing and camping with family and absolutely loves going on vacations with her whole family.  Retail therapy is her favorite type of therapy.

Prior to working with the Darling Dental and now The Libby Group team, Ethel notes she did not have any interest in any animals. Fast forward 20+ years and what do you get? Three dogs and a bird.
Brittany - Dental Assistant

Brittany - Dental Assistant 

Brittany Ayek has been a dental assistant for nine years and absolutely loves working with all of the amazing patients at The Libby Group.  Brittany was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and explains that "being Inupiaq, Eskimo and Aleut, I have a lot of heritage in this state and plan on remaining here." She has experience working in Arizona as well, and has since found her home in Alaska with Darling Dental and now naturally The Libby Group.
  
I am currently studying at UAA to become a dental hygienist in order to better serve my community. I look forward to meeting new patients and continuing care for those that I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing!

When Brittany is not at the office, she loves being outdoors, especially in the summers. Her most precious time is spent camping and fishing on the weekends with her 4 year old son Trenton. 
Brittany - Dental Assistant

Clair - Dental Assistant 

Clair joined our team in January 2016 after receiving her Dental Assistant certification in Reno, Nevada. Clair was in our office for a routine cleaning when Dr. Libby was told of her experience and she was offered a position. She will attend the University of Alaska-Anchorage this fall to pursue a medical assistant degree. “My dream is to work in a hospital setting, helping people, seeing them smile and knowing I made a difference in their life is a satisfying feeling. ”My Libby Group coworkers have become my family, I enjoy working alongside them every single day”.

Clair was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is proud to call this great place her home. Clair has three older siblings and loves spending time with her nieces and nephew. You may see Clair fishing on the Little Su or shooting at the Rabbit Creek Range. In 2010 Clair was able to travel to Lourdes, France attending Catholic mass at the Grotto, then on to Madrid Spain for World Youth Day to see Pope Benedict XVI, she has plans to go to Krakow, Poland in July 2016 to meet Pope Francis with the Catholic youth from Alaska and approximately 1 million other pilgrims from around the world. 
Brittany - Dental Assistant

Ann - Dental Assistant 

Ann moved to Alaska in 1996 with her husband who was stationed at Elmendorf AFB. She and her husband fell in love with the Alaskan lifestyle and decided to retire in Eagle River. 
 
Ann has been in dentistry for 23 years and has had the privilege to work with many amazing doctors and teams within that time.  Ann has had the unique opportunity to work not only with Dr. Justin Libby, she also works with his father, Dr. Jim Libby, in Dillingham. We are so excited that Ann agreed to join our team, her extensive knowledge immeasurable. 
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