Meet the Staff

Dr. Olson

I was raised in southern California and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas Dental School.  It was there I met my wonderful husband. Together we have two young boys who are the biggest blessings in our lives.  We are all excited to be here in Alaska and enjoy the many outdoor activities and lifestyle Alaska has to offer.  To top it all off I love being a part of the teram here at Mat Su Dental.  Everyone here is so courteous, nice and pleasant to work with.  I enjoy doing quality care for our patients in a gentle and caring manner.  We hope to see you soon!

Dr. Cordova


I was born in Eureka, California and raised in Sacramento, California. After high school, I did service in the Marine Corps which gave me the opportunity to go to college. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in General Dentistry. I appreciate the challenges and diversity that I find practicing at Mat Su Dental Center. I love to fish and travel the globe. I have been to Europe, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, and many more. I have been blessed with a beautiful wife, five children, and 4 grandchildren.











Dr. Best

I grew up in Denver, Colorado where I graduated from the University of Colorado Dental School. I went on to teach at the University, then had my own practice for 13 years in Denver. My hobbies that include hiking, road bicycling, hunting, and shooting. I love all of the outdoor activities Alaska offers us!








Dr. Kapil

160120_Kapil_Sameer_02I graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with a degree in General Dentistry.  I previously had my own practice in India, which helped me to prepare for what would lay ahead of me.  I have been with Mat-Su Dental Center since July and thouroughly enjoy the diversity of our office.  I love living in Alaska and the hiking and outdoor opportunities it affords me.  In my spare time when I am not hiking I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and music of all kinds.



I was born in Honolulu Hawaii to a navy family. After my dad’s military retirement, we moved to Alaska in 1978. I have been in love with Alaska ever since. I graduated from Wasilla High School and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage graduating with a dental hygiene degree in 1997. I was blessed to do a little traveling before settling back in Alaska. I have held a Dental Hygiene license in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Tennessee. I am the mother of 5 wonderful sons who have blessed me with 7 grandchildren. I hold to the values of treating our patients with respect and kindness, inviting them to participate by educating and helping guide them through the best home care choices. I love being a part of our team that helps our patients achieve good dental health for a lifetime of smiles! I also enjoy helping our more fearful patients overcome that first step with gentle kindness and encouragement by giving them the sense of accomplishment they deserve! I love working with children. I have been a part of the Mat Su Dental Center team since 2001.







20160711_083339I am thrilled to be back at Mat-Su Dental Center after a lengthy absence.  I am Originally from Sudbury, Ontario Canada and studied dental hygiene at the University of Vermont.  After graduating in 1993 I gained a vast variety of experience in the bush, city, and island life.  I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Science and look forward to graduating in spring 2017!














My name is Moneque White and I am a dental assistant at Mat-Su Dental Center. I am married with three lovely girls and enjoy hiking, gardening, and making jewelry. I have been working as a dental assistant for over 4 years. I have been with Mat-Su Dental Center for more than a year and absolutely love it. You will find the assisting staff and the dentists are friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful regarding your dental needs.  I recommend Mat-Su Dental Center as your choice for excellence in dentistry. I hope that when choosing your dental office, you will consider our awesome team here at Mat-Su Dental Center.







Hi everyone! My name is Rachael and I have been a Certified Dental Assistant at Mat-Su Dental Center for over two years. I grew up in Willow, Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage. I received my Associates in Dental Assisting in 2012 and became employed with Mat-Su Dental Center directly out of my dental assisting externship. I love the people and the atmosphere at  Mat-Su Dental Center. Making patients feel comfortable is my priority and I like to make people laugh. I Hope to see you soon.











Hi my name is Mara I received my training in the United States Air Force serving from 1990-1998. During my active duty time I received the best training in all areas of dentistry allowing me to help provide the best quality treatment to all of our patients! I’ve enjoyed working at Mat-Su Dental Center for a number of years now.  The staff here is friendly, caring, accommodating, and a joy to work with! My husband and I have enjoyed living together in Alaska for the past 17 years. We spend our time enjoying the long summer days hiking with our dog, riding our bikes, kayaking, and taking road trips! I look forward to working with you in our office!



Mat-Su Dental Center has been my work home since 2004. I started here at the front desk and through my commitment and diligence I am now the Clinic Director. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in business management and years of experience helping our patients. The best part of working at Mat-Su Dental is getting to work in a diverse environment and meeting people from all walks of life. I enjoy jewelry making and many of the outdoor activities Alaska offers with my husband…especially fishing! As a proud born and raised Alaskan, I appreciate the abundant beauty and unique lifestyle Alaska affords us.











I’m Melissa and I’ve worked at Mat-Su Dental Center since summer 201FullSizeRender1. I grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer High School. I received an Associates of Arts Degree from Mat-Su College. I am working towards a Bachelor’s  Degree in Biology through the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I am also building an independent art and jewelry business. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and playing Ultimate Frisbee,













Hello my name is Tanya. I am originally from Pensacola, Florida. Although I love Alaska, I am a true southern gal at heart. After graduating from dental assistant school in the state of Washington, I started off in dentistry in a endodontic office that specialized in root canal therapy. I knew I had found my true calling after I started helping at the front desk and speaking to patients on the phone. I appreciate how hard it might be to pick up the phone and call a dental office, let alone come in for a dental treatment. My extensive experience and knowledge that I’ve attained working in this field for over 20 years can help you! I look forward to speaking with you when you call.