About Us

Steve Hofstad, D.D.S.

Dr. Steve Hofstad has been practicing dentistry in the area for 22 years. He attended West High School and is proud to be a long-time Alaskan. After studying molecular biology as an undergrad, Dr. Hofstad graduated with his DDS from the University of Missouri in 1990.  He makes it a priority to give each patient the highest level of care possible.  He has received advanced training in implants and was in the honors program in oral surgery while in dental school. By consistently continuing his education and learning about new/advanced dental techniques, Dr. Hofstad ensures that all of his patients are well-taken care of and given the best treatments available.

Dr. Hofstad and his wife, Linda, have been married for over 20 years.  Together, they have a son, Nolan, and two daughters, Shelby and Erin.  Dr. Hofstad is a huge sports fan and loves supporting his teams- the Dodgers, the Rams, and the Lakers.  He and his son travel the country and have plans to see every baseball stadium.

Brooke, Office Manager

Brooke, our office manager, has been with Dr. Hofstad’s office since June 2011.  She has been working in the dental field since 1989, 20 of which were with a local endodontist.  She loves the great location of Dr. Hofstad’s office.  Brooke is a team player and enjoys getting to know all of our patients.

Brooke is a happily-married mother of 4 and grandmother of 1.  She first met her husband when she went on a blind date with him on Friday the 13th! (She is no longer superstitious about that date.) In her spare time, Brooke loves to eat out and try new places.  She also enjoys going on cruises, sight-seeing, and spending time with all of her family in the wonderful state of Alaska.

Melissa, Front Desk Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Melissa has been working in the dental field for 9 years.  She is a graduate of the Red Cross Dental Assistant program (through the U.S. Army) and the Chaminade University of Hawaii.  Prior to working at Dr. Hofstad’s office, Melissa served alongside the military, working for the Department of Defense.  She enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level and helping them understand just how important dental care really is.  She loves the staff here and strives to build trusting, personal relationships with her patients.

Melissa and her husband, Travis, have been married for 5 years.  Her husband has been in the Army for 13 years.  Together, they have two children: Nick and Ella.  Originally from Florida, Melissa moved her from Fort Benning, Georgia in May 2011.  She loves to travel and see exciting new places.  Recently, Melissa spent two weeks on a trip to Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.  Her next big adventure is a trip to Australia.

Rick, Hygienist

Rick, our hygienist, has been with our practice since 2010. He is a 1985 graduate of Anchorage Community College.  In the past, he has served as the president of the Alaska Dental Hygienist Association and on the UAA Dental Program Advisory Board.  He loves working at Dr. Hofstad’s office because of the patients and dedicated staff. By teaching our patients about the importance of hygiene, Rick helps them to establish healthy oral habits.

Rick and his wife, Chris, have been married for 42 years.  Together, they have two daughters and three grandchildren.  Rick enjoys shooting, fly fishing, boating, and watching NASCAR.