Kate G.

Jaw Surgery

“Kate had skeletal malformations such as mandibular hypoplasia and an open bite. We were discouraged when we realized that orthodontics could not solve Kate’s complex problem, but then we found Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery. We immediately felt comfortable at AOFS. After all of the research and consults, there was no doubt we wanted to go with AOFS.”

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Leah

Jaw Surgery

“When Leah was eight years old, we realized something was truly wrong with her jaw and we were desperate for help. Her face looked off-center. People stared. It was heartbreaking. When we found Dr. Nordstrom, we felt like, ‘We finally found someone who is willing and able to help us!’ It was a huge relief but there was still a lot of uncertainty.”

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Owen P.

Craniosynostosis (Skull Surgery)


Parents Chelsey and Brett were busy raising their 3 year old son and new baby, Owen, living a normal life as a young family in Anchorage. When Owen was almost 12 months old, Chelsey took him to see a new pediatrician for a routine visit that turned out to be anything but routine. “The pediatrician took one look at Owen and turned to me and said, ‘There’s something really wrong with his head. You need to address this right now,’” remembers Chelsey. “Up until that point, we had no idea; it was a real shock.”

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Steve H.

Dental Implants

“I’ve always had poor teeth. I grew up in a place without fluoridation in the water supply. I feel like I’ve spent my entire life in a dental chair! As an adult, my teeth would crack and then they would have to be extracted. Chewing food was difficult, as I only had one place in my mouth where my molars matched up. It finally got to the point where my remaining teeth were in such bad condition I had to do something,” begins Steve H., a dental implant patient of Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery. “I consulted with Dr. Nordstrom and together we chose implant bridges.”

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