At the core of University Dental Clinic is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Our Hygienist

DonnaDonna Lanni – received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Dental Hygiene in May of 1981. She came to Alaska searching for adventure in February 1983 and was immediately hooked on the land and its people. She is CPR certified and is licensed to administer both local anesthetics and nitrous oxide. She has appeared in schools, health fairs, and on the Midnight Sun Run dressed as the tooth fairy since the mid 1980s.

Out of the office, Donna can either be found on her yoga mat teaching at various studios, at the karate dojo, on her cross-country skis, or riding her bike. She enjoys a rich and eclectic home life with her husband, Ron and their blended family of 5 junior high school and college age children, 2 parrots, and 4 dogs.

Our Assistants

Jenna N. – was born and raised in Fairbanks. She was homeschooled and went to Lathrop High School part time. She has been working for University Dental since 2002. Jenna is a newlywed and most important of all, a new mommy to her baby boy, Jaxson that was born Fall of 2010.

Christina – has lived in Fairbanks for 24 years and has been a dental assistant with Dr. Bast’s for 5 years. She graduated from North Pole High School in 2003. She enjoys snowmachining in the mountains during the winter and loves to go boating on the river in the summer. Christina is also a newlywed and a proud new mom to baby boy Rylan born Fall 2011.

Jenna P. – was born and raised in Fairbanks. She is a proud Alaska Native. She graduated from Monroe Catholic High School in 2006. She has been working at Dr. Bast’s office since December 2010. She enjoys the hot Alaskan summers with friends and her 4 year old black lab, Marley. She plans to stay in Fairbanks and start a family.

Alicia -was born and raised in Fairbanks. She graduated from Monroe Catholic in 2010 and has been working for Dr. Bast’s office since September 2011. She enjoys rollerblading in the summer time with her Chihuahua/Daschund mix pup. She plans to reside in Fairbanks.

Our Front Desk

Michelle – Was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and found her way to Alaska with her husband, Jeff. They have 5 handsome sons from ages 17 – 25 years old. She has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She loves talking and getting to know our patients. She enjoys spending time with her family and their pets. In her free time she enjoys water aerobics, scrapbooking, and gardening.

Penny- Was born and raised in Portland, OR. She has spent the last 18 years living in the Gorge Area raising 2 kids, now ages 19 and 21. She decided it was time for a change so she migrated north to Alaska looking for adventure. She has been with the team since October 2011. Penny is looking forward to her first Alaskan summer and plans to keep Fairbanks as her new permanent home.