Together with Dr. Terry Preece, we are confident that our team offers the best services for dentistry Anchorage has to offer. Our dental team members receive extensive training in their respective areas and appreciate their individual and collective roles in ensuring that our guests receive high quality dental services in a comfortable, pleasant setting. Each one of our dental staff takes pride in working with the latest dental technologies.
Without exception, each team member at Healthy Smiles Dental, will tell you the best part of their job is interacting and visiting with our guests and getting to know them on a personal basis.
Debbie (Business Administrator)
Debbie is the Business Administrator/CFO and she has been involved in dentistry for over 40 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in computer programming she worked for many years in the banking/computer systems industry. She then received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2019 and is very excited to put to rest the myth that “old dogs can’t be taught new tricks.” Dr. Preece and Debbie have been married 45 years, have three very talented children, and six fun-loving grandchildren. Debbie is an active member of her church and teaches Sunday School, enjoys crocheting, sewing, reading, and playing board and iPhone games.
In 1978 Debbie took a 3-month dental assisting course and was hooked on dentistry. A few years later, she discovered that while interacting with patients in the office is exciting, her real passion is the business aspects of the practice. She oversees all the non-clinical aspects of the office including patient and insurance billing, payments, and personnel matters. Debbie loves her job because she is a numbers person who enjoys making sure everything is balanced.
Furthermore Debbie believes in volunteering her time and talents and participated in the 2014 and 2016 Alaska Mission of Mercy events in Anchorage. In 2002 Debbie volunteered to work as a dental assistant at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. It was a fabulous experience interacting with athletes and coaches from all over the world.
Jenekah (Scheduling Coordinator Marketing Specialist)
Jenekah is the Patient Relations & Marketing Specialist at Healthy Smiles Dental. Originally from Utah, she moved to Alaska in 2010. She graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with an Associate’s degree in Interior Design Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Sales. She loves learning new skills and educating herself on new topics. Jenekah is an extrovert by day and an introvert by night. She loves meeting new people and learning about their lives and helping them attain their goals, but at the end of the day, she likes to relax by binge-watching her favorite shows and working on projects. A few of her hobbies include reading, hand lettering, socializing with friends, making hand-made cards, and doing acts of service for family, friends, and neighbors. She is excited to be a part of the Healthy Smiles team and looks forward to helping patients achieve their dream smiles.