Meet the Staff

All professionals at Chang Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • 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 9 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
    Lead Dental Assistant

    Miaya Tompkins, Lead 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 3 years 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 5 years and have a two 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 3 years now and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. I love to continue to learn and give our patients the best care they deserve. 

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