Alaska Braces



114 Minnie St., Suite B , Fairbanks, AK 99701

About Us

Your Affordable Orthodontist in Fairbanks

Our Mission — Your Smile

Our mission is to provide outstanding orthodontic treatment in a fun, welcoming environment and to exceed your expectations in the quality of care we provide.

Meet Our Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient, and we put your needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Our staff is very personable, highly skilled and well-trained. Our team has years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest teeth straightening techniques and technology by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars provided by the American Association of Orthodontists.

About Dr. Hobson

David C. Hobson, D.D.S., M.S.

“I am an experienced and well-qualified orthodontist with decades of experience in serving the needs of my valued patients. I am a native of Southern California, where I earned my undergraduate degree at San Diego State University and Brigham Young University with a major in psychology and a minor in music. My dental education was at the University of Southern California. I completed my two-year orthodontics residency at Loma Linda University, where I received a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in orthodontics. After completing the required additional examinations and case presentations, I received lifetime board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. I held past appointments as a clinical instructor at USC and Loma Linda.

“Outside of work, some of my personal interests and hobbies are in the arts and working as a professional musician. I enjoy restoring and maintaining high-performance automobiles, traveling, studying history and spending time as a licensed airplane pilot. I am the father of five adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. I look forward to being involved in the Fairbanks community and being involved in various types of community service.”

Front Office

Aliyah Ben-Israel

“Hi! My name is Aliyah. I served in the United States Army for 10 years as a paralegal specialist for five years and a surgical technician for five years. I graduated with an associate degree in dental assisting from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. I am also certified in personal training, nutrition and physical therapy through the ISSA.

“Throughout my life, I have worked hard to achieve my goals and dreams. I have put myself through Airborne School, Air Assault, Deep Diving Scuba Certification, Certified Life Savers Course, ASSIST Certification, CPR/First Aid Certification, National Physique Committee qualified, deployments and motherhood. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and four beautiful children, who I want to inspire every day! My favorite quote of all time is, ‘Life is a garden so DIG IT.’ When you attack life with a smile, determination, motivation and grace, there is nothing you can’t achieve!

“In my off time, I enjoy powerlifting, video games and Netflix. I have competed in several bodybuilding competitions and am looking forward to competing in powerlifting this year. I enjoy the outdoors and spending quality time with family. I was born and raised here in Fairbanks, Alaska.

“In the famous words of Gary Player, ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get.’ I look forward to serving you and being able to help you achieve your life’s goals and dreams. Because everything in life starts with a smile!”

Amber Woodard

“Hello, my name is Amber. I have been a dental assistant for a year. I earned my certification through the Red Cross program for military spouses. I am a military spouse and mother of five amazing kids. As a family, we love to be outside as much as possible and enjoy traveling and seeing places we haven’t seen yet. I love doing woodworking and arts and crafts.

“I chose dental assisting as my career because I love to meet new people and help in any way I can. I don’t have the most perfect smile, so if I can help someone else’s smile be amazing, that’s what I want to do. Plus dental assisting is perfect for the military life. It’s a career I can take anywhere.”

Katrina Demientieff

“My name is Katrina Demientieff and I was raised in Anchorage, AK and moved to Fairbanks in the summer of 2017. In Anchorage, I attended a dental assistant training program and enjoyed learning everything about teeth! I am currently going to school and working on my prerequisites for dental hygiene. I enjoy hiking, going on walks while exploring new places and hanging out with my son and boyfriend.”

Scheduling Coordinator

Jennifer McGranahan

“Hello, my name is Jennifer, I am originally from Spokane, Washington. I have called Fairbanks my home now for 13 years. I am married with two boys ages 8 and 5 months old. Currently I am attending the University of Fairbanks, Alaska working toward an associate degree in applied business with a concentration in healthcare management. I hope to one day own a business or work in healthcare management. While not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and remodeling my home. In the summertime, I love to be outdoors exploring Alaska.”

Discover your child’s best smile — and yours — with orthodontic braces at Alaska Braces. Call 907-457-7878 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our team welcomes patients from Fairbanks, College, Fox, Ester, Chena and neighboring areas.


My son went in for a consultation and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful and kind everyone was. He was nervous, but the woman we saw made him smile and loosen up. We decided to go with Dr. Hobson after seeing how understanding and caring his staff was and considering the fact he does interest free payments, I can now afford braces for my son!.
~Christina M

Dr. Henry placed a TAD for me to help fix my overbite and had originally planned to place more but moved right in the middle of my treatment. So my treatment plan changed when Dr. Hobson came in and he decided the TADS would not work well enough for my condition and teeth removal was needed. Since I had already been given a quote from Dr. Henry, Dr. Hobson completely covered the difference in cost to have my teeth pulled! He went above and beyond in making a unfortunate change, easy!.

Smiles are the greatest asset of your personality. Showing off your new smile is a great way to improve your self-esteem.