Our Team

Karena Buchholtz, Front Desk

For affordable dental and oral hygiene services in Fairbanks, AK

Helmbrecht Dental's team of dedicated professionals offers the highest quality dental and oral hygiene services in Fairbanks, AK.

Our friendly and caring dental team draws on their experience, knowledge, expertise and resources to make sure your experience with us is positive and relaxing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dentist providing oral hygiene services to patient in Fairbanks, AK

Friendly and compassionate

At Helmbrecht Dental in Fairbanks, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our team is comprised of friendly, compassionate and caring individuals who put your well being first. Trust us to provide the very best in dental and oral hygiene services for your whole family.

Dedicated professionals

At our family dentist in Fairbanks our philosophy is simple. We are dedicated to offering the very best in dental and oral hygiene services for your whole family, whether you're visiting for a checkup or for more involved treatment. With Helmbrecht Dental, you will be in the hands of dedicated professionals.

Ongoing training

Our staff at Helmbrecht Dental is provided with ongoing training to make sure you receive the most up to date dental treatments. At our family dentist in Fairbanks, we pride ourselves on offering the very best in dentistry and oral hygiene. Visit or call us today!
Introducing Dr. Ecsile Chang, D.M.D
Dr. Ecsile Chang
Dr. Ecsile Chang 

Helmbrecht Dental would like to welcome Dr. Ecsile Chang to our office. We are very excited to have her as the newest member of our dental team, and she will start taking patients in July. For the next few years, Dr. Mike and Dr. Chang will work side by side to serve our patients and the community. Please make sure to stop by and give her a proper welcome!
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. 

Ever since she could remember, she was fascinated with teeth and had a vision that she would become a dentist someday. With that in mind, Dr. Chang was accepted into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine program where she earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. 

Dr. Chang was very active throughout her school. She was an officer for The Sgt. Ferrin’s Veteran Dental Clinic, which offered free dental care to military veterans. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and presented her research project at the American Association of Dental Research Forum. She co-authored an industry publication and was also a member of her class council for all four years. 

As you can see, Dr. Chang is great at managing multiple tasks and loves a challenge. Being raised in the beautiful city of Fairbanks, Dr. Chang had no doubt that she wanted to return and serve the community that once served her. She will also be the first Korean dentist in Fairbanks.

Michael J. Helmbrecht, DDS

Dr. Michael J. Helmbrecht, 
D.D.S., P.C.
PC: UAF Alumni, Marquette University, School of Dentistry.

Debbie Gerleve, Office Manager
Lori Lean, Dental Hygienist
Wendy Somers, Dental Hygienist
Miaya Tompkins, Dental Assistant
Taylor Jantz, Dental Assistant
Karena Buchholtz, Front Desk
Esther Hayes, Office Coordinator
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