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Welcome to Chang Family Dental, Your Dentist in Fairbanks, AK

Chang Family Dental dentists welcome you to our website! At Chang Family Dental our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Chang Family Dental offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, Invisalign, crowns, preventive care or implants. We are a family dentistry provider. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Fairbanks.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Fairbanks dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Chang Family Dental. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Ecsile Chang

    Dr. Ecsile Chang was born and raised in Fairbanks. She graduated from Lathrop High School and was a UA Scholar. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks on a full scholarship for undergrad and earned a Bachelor’s of Biological Science degree. She graduated from UAF with honors and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society

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  • Dr. Michael J. Helmbrecht, D.D.S., P.C.
    Dentist in Fairbanks, AK

    PC: UAF Alumni, Marquette University, School of Dentistry.

  • Debbie Gerleve
    Office Manager

    Debbie Gerleve, Office Manager I have taken on the role as office manager here at Chang Family Dental.  I have been with the company over 7 years now.  My husband and I moved to Alaska from New Mexico/Arizona area and continue to love the adventure here.  I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  All of my free time is spent with my husband and family. 

  • Lori Lean
    Dental Hygienist Adventure

    Lori Lean, Dental Hygienist Adventure, travel and discovering new cultures with the ability of being a Dental Hygienist is the best thing in my world. I have a multigenerational family history of teachers, medical and dental professionals in my background. Their footsteps have been a trail I followed over my career as a hygienist. My paternal grandmother said I got her “itchy feet” syndrome, meaning a love to travel and explore new cultures. I’ve been blessed with the ability to work with some remarkable people and places but Alaska holds my heart. My patients aren’t strangers to me but a part of my extended family. I want the best for them and that’s what we give them, THE BEST! 

  • Wendy Somers
    Dental Hygienist

    Wendy Somers, Dental Hygienist I am a Hygienist here at Chang Family Dental and have been practicing hygiene for decades. I love to read and travel in my spare time. Family is very important to me and I love spending as much time with them as possible. 

  • Miaya Tompkins
    Dental Assistant

    Miaya Tompkins, Dental Assistant I am born and raised in Fairbanks, AK.  If you can’t find me at the office, you will find me out adventuring whether it be fishing, camping, up at our cabin or shooting around on my camera.  I have a passion for photography.  My life revolves around my family and friends as well as my four legged best friend, Cami.  I have been fortunate enough to have been with Chang Family Dental for a year now.  I am currently attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks, working on my undergrad.  I plan on continuing my education in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

  • Taylor Jantz
    Dental Assistant

    Taylor Jantz, Dental Assistant My family is #1 priority, always. My fiancé and I have been together for 3 years and have a one year old son who is the highlight of our lives. As a family, we love to be outdoors camping, and adventuring around the state. I have been with Chang Family Dental for about a year now and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. I love to continue and learn and give our patients the best care they deserve. 

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Monday:

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Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Closed

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