Kodiak, Alaska

BridgeView Dental Group

Your Family Dentist in Kodiak

BridgeView Dental Group

413 E Rezanof Dr
Kodiak, AK 99615
BridgeView Dental Group, Family Dentists, Health and Beauty, Kodiak, Alaska

When it comes to your oral hygiene, you need a dentist you can count on to provide you with caring, high-quality treatment. You need to know that your dentist is highly trained and has years of experience in complex procedures like dental implants, tooth extraction, and teeth whitening. At BridgeView Dental Group in Kodiak, AK, Dr. Hyrum Murdoch, Dr. Michael Cady, Dr. Hobson, Dr. Ryan Baker and Dr. James Penfield lead their team of qualified dental professionals with the goal of helping families in the area strengthen and protect their smiles. With advanced dental technology and an expert staff, you’ll find the kind of dental care that you need at BridgeView Dental Group.

The team at BridgeView Dental Group understands that visiting the dentist likely isn’t on your list of favorite things to do. But whether you’re there for a routine cleaning or a teeth whitening, these professionals will go out of their way to ensure that your visit is as smooth as possible. They promote a comfortable, relaxed environment where the entire family can focus on brightening their smile. From the moment that you walk through the doors, you will be greeted by a friendly, professional staff that works to provide you with the best possible dental care.

Dr. Hyrum Murdoch, Dr. Michael Cady, Dr. Hobson, Dr. Ryan Baker and Dr. James Penfield believe that the best path to a bright smile is through a commitment to good oral health. They want to help you maintain a healthy mouth, and they will offer you the best dental care in the area. They’ll show you the best way to care for your teeth at home, and they’ll find and resolve all of your dental issues in the early stages. They also offer cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening, routine care, and emergency services.

Take the first step toward a beautiful, bright smile by choosing BridgeView Dental Group as your regular family dentist. Call the office today to schedule an appointment, or visit their website to find out more about their teeth whitening, tooth extraction, or orthodontic services. 

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