Meet the Team

At the core of Bast 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 Hygienists

Melissa – has been an Alaska resident since 1980. Her compassionate nature and love of science led her to pursue a career in dental hygiene, and she graduated from University of Anchorage in 2000 with a degree in that field. Melissa is Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide certified, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator certified, Occupational Safety and Health Administrative trained, and attends many continuing education courses throughout the year.

She has drawn to join the talented team at Bast Dental because of their excellence in dentistry, and strong focus on patient care.

Melissa’s passion is working with patients to help them maintain optimal oral health, which in turn leads to an overall healthier lifestyle. Being able to share in the connection between caring for their mouth and their overall body health is wonderful. Connecting with people on so many levels – not just clinically – is what really makes her happy.

Melissa enjoys many different activities outside of the office, but spending time with family and close friends is her favorite, and she treasures every moment she has with them!

Stacy- has been in Alaska since 2017. She is originally from El Paso Texas and has lived in South Texas for 16 years. This is where she acquired her associates degree in science and hygiene at Texas State Technical College in 2013 after dental assisting for 17 years.

She is very passionate about patient care and dental education. She enjoys working as a team with her patients to improve their overall health. She is BLS and CPR certified and also has her certification for local anesthesia and her OSHA certification.

Out of the office, she has a catering company and loves to cook for people. She also runs the concession stands for the local snow machine races during the winter. She enjoys spending time with her sister and all the animals they spoil.

Our Assistants

Christina - has been in Fairbanks for 29 years, and has worked for both Dr. John and Dr. Fred for the past 10 years. She married her high school sweetheart Andy, and together they have built a beautiful home and a beautiful family. Christina is currently working part time so that she can spend more time with her sons, Rylan and Brendan.

Halie – was born and raised in Alaska. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her enormous family, anything art related and working here to further her dental career!

Our Front Desk

Becky - has lived in Fairbanks since ’85 and is a graduate from UAF. She enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. Also enjoys bowling and watching movies. Now that her two girls are grown she is able to do more of these activities with her husband.