Anchorage Dental Associates Mission StatementThe practice of Dr. Charles Michael and Dr. Charles Spalding & Associates is dedicated to a lifelong partnership with each patient based on a commitment to education, prevention, and the highest level of dental care. Our primary focus as a family practice is to create an environment that is comfortable, supportive and provides a rewarding experience for the patient.
Meet Our Doctors
Meet Dr. Charles MichaelI grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from West Anchorage High School in 1968. I received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1974 and my dental degree in 1979 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. I opened our existing dental office in 1986.
I am committed to a lifetime of education in dental advancements. I have completed extensive training in all aspects of dentistry.
I am married with 4 grown children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. My special interests include snow and water skiing, cycling, fishing and other outdoor activities. I am involved with a number of Community Programs: Special Olympics Alaska, Rotary International and Donated Dental Services.
Meet Dr. Charles SpaldingI was born and raised in Alaska and dreamed of becoming a dentist from age 5.
I studied biology and chemistry at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and completed my dental training at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ.
I spent four years working with the Indian Health service in Anchorage, AK before moving into private practice.
Patient satisfaction is paramount to my philosophy of practicing dentistry; all of our treatment plans focus on keeping our patients smiling and chewing comfortably.
When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife Shannon, daughter Adeline, and our dog Zeppelin.
Meet Our Staff
Karla—Office ManagerHi, my name is Karla. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Michael and this wonderful staff for over 20 years. I love a good insurance challenge and am willing to stand up and go that extra mile for our patients. We have great patients and great staff and enjoy every day here. We have basically grown up together here and care about each other and our patients.
Outside of dentistry I enjoy a variety of things. I love spending time with my husband, 4 wonderful grandkids, hunting, fishing, building, gardening, sewing, running and all outdoor activities. I enjoy a good pit fire at the end of the day! I love Alaska and have been here since 1967. I am not leaving this wonderful state.
Tammy—Scheduling CoordinatorMy name is Tammy and I have worked in the dental industry since 1983 after graduating from Bainerd Vocational Technical Institute’s Dental Assisting program. I have considered Dr. Michael’s office my home for over 10 years now and truly feel like we are a family.
Outside of the office I have been blessed to be married for 28 years! We have 4 really terrific grandchildren, unfortunately all in Minnesota. We moved here in 1992 for a summer from Minnesota and fell in love with Alaska and never went back. We love everything about the outdoors, ride our Harley with friends and hang out with our beloved pets Bushido and Bella.
Jenna—HygienistMy name is Jenna Jones. I have had the pleasure of working as a hygienist for Dr. Michael since 2010, where you can find me Monday–Thursday, if I'm not sneaking off for a vacation to satisfy my love for travel.
Pam—HygienistMy name is Pamela Linegar. I have lived in Alaska for over twenty five years. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am a medical laboratory technician and have now been a dental hygienist for over fifteen years.
Lori—HygienistMy name is Lori Boltz. I graduated in 1992 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from UAA. Prior to that, I had been a dental assistant for 16 years. In November, 1992, I began my employment with Dr. Michael with a short break in 2002.
Trasi—Dental AssistantMy name is Trasi and in August of 2016 I will have been here with Dr. Michael for 25 years! I am honored and gratefull for not only the opportunity but to work for such a great boss and caring staff.
My family moved to Nome from New Mexico in the mid 60's where I spent a great portion of my life and enjoyed the outdoors. The hunting, camping and recreating were wonderful. After 24 years of Nome I moved to Anchorage and this has become my home now. I am in a committed relationship for over 13 years and have been a "Dog Mom" to several beloved dogs. My extra time is spent camping, gardening and spending time with my family and friends. Let's not forget I love getting the "wind" therapy from my Harley Davidson Motorcycle!
Christi—Dental AssistantMy name is Christi and I have been working for Dr. Michael's office for about 10 years now. I currently work the front desk on Mondays and am Dr. Spalding's dental assistant from Tuesday through Friday. I love my job, what I do and the people around me. Our office is more like a family than just a 9 to 5 job.
I am married to my wonderful husband of 9 years and we have 4 amazing children. We love the outdoors and in the summer we go fishing and camping every chance we get. We also enjoy playing in the snow during the winter and spending as much time as we can together.
JessicaMy name is Jessica. I have been in the dental field for 20 years and enjoy helping others. I am married to the love of my life and we have three children who keep us extremely busy. We enjoy camping and hanging out in the sunshine in the summer.
KrisiMy name is Krisi. I was raised in Valdez, Alaska. I joined the Air Force in 1999 and became a Dental Assistant. I have been working with patients and their beautiful smiles for 15 years! My fiancé and I have three children and we love spending time fishing, camping and skiing. When not involved in outdoor activities I am in class at UAA continuing my education.