Meet Your Anchorage Dentists
Dr. Cody Holt
Dr. Cody Holt graduated from the prestigious University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. His dream of moving to the cooler climes of Alaska became reality when the Holt family relocated to the Anchorage area in 2020. Dr. Cody is an fun-loving, upbeat, confident doctor who loves meeting all the different personalities that walk in the door.
Dr. Cody does his best to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease in his care, and is eager to design an individualized plan to help each and every one of his patients achieve their dental goals.
Dr. Cody’s interests outside of work include fishing, camping, playing basketball, and cooking. He feels like the luckiest dad alive to be blessed with 4 adorable daughters.
Dr. Kyra Holt
Dr. Kyra Holt was born in Canada but grew up mostly in the great state of Texas. She also earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.
During dental school, Dr. Kyra enjoyed being an active member of many student organizations and served as student chapter president of the Texas Association of Women Dentists. As a result of her leadership, she was awarded the Outstanding Female Dental Student award. Dr. Kyra was also honored with the senior award in Esthetic Dentistry, for which she has a special passion.
Dr. Kyra’s dental interests include educating patients about their oral health, preventing oral diseases, and making her patients proud to smile. Her philosophy of care centers on delivering high-quality treatment that both she and her patients can feel great about.
Dr. Kyra’s hobbies include drawing and painting, reading, cooking, camping and hiking, and spending time with her family.
Our Skilled Hygienists
Shelly moved to Alaska in 1987. She attended UAA’s Dental Hygiene program and graduated in 1999. Shelly has practiced at this location for 24 years. She has a passion for thoroughness and delivering exceptional care to patients. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and cherishes the relationships she cultivates with them. In her spare time Shelly enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, biking, and foraging for mushrooms.
Adrian began her career in dentistry when she was a teenager, working for an orthodontist for over 9 years. She then attended UAA where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene ever since. She has 3 young children that keep her busy. When given the opportunity, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and traveling.
Our Wonderful Assistants
Dhanika’s interest in dentistry was piqued when she realized that most of her elder family members lost their teeth at a relatively young age. From then on, she wanted to be a part of a making a positive difference and decided to take vocational training in Hawai’i to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Dhanika loves that dentistry combines art and science and that she gets to see people feel more confident with their smiles once they leave the clinic. In her free time Dhanika enjoys exploring life with her husband and 2 Alaskan malamutes, painting, writing, working out, watching movies, and napping.
Our Helpful Front Office
Leigh was born and raised in Alaska and after being away for a while, moved back in 2005. She has enjoyed a career in dental office administration ever since. Leigh loves working with people and helping them see how their dental needs can be accommodated, whether that relates to scheduling or financing or both. She experiences joy when she contributes to the process of helping patients feel understood and valued and are comfortable with their smiles.
Yareli is a born and raised Alaskan who loves spending time with her friends and family, as well as the amazing Anchorage community. When she’s not in the office you can catch her shopping in the Hearth & Hand section at her local Target, aspiring to become the next Joanna Gaines. She hopes to always greet you with a smile and nothing less!