Dental Assistants and Hygienists
Trevor VanBlakenstein — Dental Hygienist
Trevor is Alaskan raised and went to high school at Service High. Fun fact about him is that his mother is also a dental hygienist which is what made him decide to pursue dental hygiene. He completed the Dental Hygiene program at UAA and came to our office shortly after. Trevor loves working with his patients and takes great pride in getting to know them. Trevor enjoys being able to help out the practice when needed and enjoys talking to patients. He does the best he can to make everyone feel comfortable and enjoy their time spent here. He performs his duties to the best of his ability during each hygiene appointment and likes to have fun and it shows.
Outside of work, Trevor spends time with his fiancé, Melissa and their daughter. He enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and playing sports. His favorite quote is, “Let’s Go!” He is also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Lakers and loves to talk sports with his patients. Come in for your teeth cleaning and ESPN updates.
Mary Baldwin — Certified Dental Assistant
For over 20 years, Mary has been in the dental field. Mary graduated from UAA in the early 90’s from the Dental assisting program and has been in the industry ever since. Today, Dr. Laudon calls Mary DQ which is short for denture queen. She loves doing lab work and working alongside team members to give her patients the best care possible.
Mary is from Bermuda and spent time living in New York City before coming to Alaska. At the age of 13, she qualified for the Olympics in the 800-meter event in track. In her free time, she enjoys styling hair and nails as well as cooking and crafting.
Angelica Martinez — Office Manager
Angelica has been in the dental field for over 17 years, having completed a variety of trainings in implant, scheduling and billing seminars. Angelica’s goal is to help patients from the moment they walk into the office. With her clinical and administrative knowledge, she can help patients with all of their dental needs.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, two daughters and dog, Hannah. She also enjoys working out at the gym, cooking and getting her nails done at the salon. Angelica is fluent in Spanish and English, so patients who would feel more comfortable with a Spanish speaker, please see her at the front desk.
Caryl Sjostrom – Insurance Specialist
Caryl is a newer member of our dental team, having started at the beginning of this year. She is our skilled insurance billing administrator, and is eager to help you maximize your insurance benefits. Caryl understands how challenging the dental insurance process can be, so she is happy to work with you to help you make the most of your dental care. She loves being part of our large team and finds new ways to contribute each day.
When she isn’t working, Caryl tries to make the most of her time by fishing, hiking, running and reading. Her children keep her busy, so she spends a lot of time with her son at the hockey rink and with her daughter on the soccer field. Caryl looks forward to meeting you in our office!
Kathy Tuakoi – Scheduling Coordinator
Kathy graduated from Baldwin High School in Maui, Hawaii, where she was captain of the volleyball team for three years. She joined our team in March 2019. Kath’s family means everything to her, and she loves being part of a second family here at Alcan Dental Group. Kathy will be the one who will give you a freindly phone call to remind you about your regular and recall appointments!
In her free time Kathy likes to go to the gym and play volleyball.