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Matthew J. West, DMD, FAGD



Primary Location

Juneau Dental Clinic

Education and Experience

Dr. West is the Director of SEARHC Dental Services. He earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) credential from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland after attending Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate studies.

Before joining SEARHC in 2010, Dr. West was a dentist in Bethel for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. (YKHC) and deputy director of dental services with YKHC from 2006-2010. He currently oversees SEARHC’s dental residency program through our partnership with NYU – Lutheran.

Awards and Honors

Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

Personal Interests

Dr. West serves on the board of the Alaska Academy of General Dentistry. He also is a graduate of the Kois Center (a continuing education program in esthetics, implant, and restorative dentistry based in Seattle). Dr. West enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding, running, and being a roller derby referee.