Meet The Team

Learn more about your anchorage dental group team members
Dr Phillip Plourde DMD - Anchorage Dental Group

Dr Phillip M Plourde DMD

My areas of expertise are but not limited to the placement of implants, crowns and restorations, teeth realignment with Invisalign products and/or like products, multiple cosmetic procedures, IV Sedation, all general dental procedures, and dentures.  As well as being your frontline doctor at diagnosing and treating conditions of the mouth, gums, and teeth. I maintain a high standard at keeping every interaction with you to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible to enhance your dental experience for each visit. As my patient, I value your time and the confidence you have in me as your doctor, to provide care for you and I am very grateful for that honor. To me, you are family when you walk through that door.  My hope is that I can provide comfort and healing to all that I care for.
Dr Ben Massey

Dr Ben Massey

Associate Dentist
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 16 years since I stepped off a plane at the Anchorage airport and immediately saw Dr. Michael Darling’s giant polar bear in the old Alaska Airlines terminal. Little did I know that I would soon meet Michael and Lucy Darling and go on to work with them for over a decade.Now that the Darlings are enjoying a well-earned retirement, I am excited to be at Anchorage Dental Group.


Bella Underwood

Dental Hygienist
I have lived in Anchorage since 2006, and I now consider Alaska my home. I graduated from UAA with my Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, and have Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide endorsements on my license. I enjoy answering patient questions about their oral health and recommending strategies to improve their dental hygiene routines. I also enjoy staying active in Anchorage’s figure skating community and coaching students of all ages. When I’m not in a dental office or an ice rink, my husband and I are spending quality time exploring our beautiful state or exploring streaming services.

Jill Rodriguez

Dental Hygienist
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Stacy Minkler

Stacey Minkler

Dental Hygienist
Born and raised Alaskan she graduated from Service high school. She has been in the dentistry field for over 20 years! She took classes at UAA to pursue dental hygiene and graduated with magna cum laude honors in 2006. Her dental hygiene career began at The Darling Dental group until Dr. Darling retired in 2015. Stacy worked at Artic Family Dental until the practice merged with Anchorage Dental Group. One of Stacy’s favorite things is seeing her long time patients and meeting new ones that come to ADG. She strives to be thorough and puts her patient care first. She will always treat each patient individually and cater towards their needs.

Outside of hygiene, Stacy has another career as a horseback riding instructor and horse trainer. Her students compete in the show ring and she is also very active in the horse show community. Her husband is a captain at the fire department and they have two amazing daughters. Her oldest daughter is a dental assistant in town and her youngest is a sophomore in high school.

Stacy is well known among her patients for being thorough, yet gentle in her treatment. Whether you need a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), a pre-radiation/chemo/surgery cleaning or simply a prophy (standard cleaning) you are in good hands with Stacy!

Dental Assistants

Deb English

Deborah English

Lead Dental Assistant
My name is Deborah English and I did my dental schooling in Portland Oregon where I became EFODA/EFDA certified. I have been in dental 11 years. I am the lead assistant here at Anchorage Dental Group and I love it. I have 3 children which I raised in SE Alaska one in the Marines, one in the Air Force and my oldest lives in Pa raising 4 beautiful children. When I am not at work I love to run with my 2 dogs and hike these beautiful mountains here in Alaska.

Geena Barden

Dental Assistant
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Adri Kala

Adri Kala

Dental Assistant

Office Staff

Friday Blalock

Office Manager
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Nichole Martin

Operations Assistant
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