Fax: (907) 344-4963
(907) 349-4343
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm
9500 Independence Drive, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99507

About Us

Dr. Robert Lerner, D.D.S.

Dr Robert Lerner, D.D.S., P.C.

Dr Lerner earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1993 at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska following undergraduate studies in biology from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, Dr Lerner realized a dream he had since adolescence: move to the beautiful state of Alaska and practice dentistry. He has been practicing in Alaska since 1993, primarily in Anchorage along with a ‘Bush’ practice in Sand Point, Alaska for five years. 

Dr Lerner has invested heavily in continuing education, having attended the prestigious, world-renowned Pankey Institute studying occlusion and TMJ/TMD disease. Additionally, Dr Lerner completed the Oregon AGD first implant maxi course or dental implantology, a commitment of over ten months of study at the University of Oregon Dental School. 

One particular hobby of Dr Lerner is custom gun-making. Having spent several weeks under the tutelage of a number of the world's best known gun makers, Dr Lerner feels this enables him in the precision and attention-to-detail that dentistry requires. Dr Lerner has two high-school age children who also enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer - particularly fly-fishing, hunting, golf, and downhill skiing.

Shelly Tjomsland

Shelly Tjomsland, R.D.H.

Shelly received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1999. Each year she completes numerous hours of continuing education in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care possible, at the same time continuing to expand her knowledge base. She has been a loyal member of our office for sixteen years and is extremely dedicated to her job and our patients. She is gentle while being meticulous and thorough in caring for our patients.

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Karen Hopp, R.D.H.

Karen earned her B.S. Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan and has been in Alaska for the past twenty years practicing the profession. Her past experience includes work in periodontal, pediatric and special needs dentistry as well as teaching dental coursework at the community college level. She continues to maintain the highest level of professional care in the office of Dr. Lerner and enjoys both new and familiar patients.


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Our front desk will discuss all of your care options with you along with financial options which will enable you to select a treatment plan that will suit you and your budget. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Carecredit, Springstone Patient Financing, and personal checks.