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Dr. Joe Mirci of Peninsula Family Dental Center

Dr. Joe Mirci

Dr. Mirci moved to Alaska initially as an adventure and to experience what our beautiful state has to offer. Several years later he has practiced throughout the state, experiencing the vastly different locales, providing treatment to underserved populations. Dr. Mirci is the dentist for the Discovery Channel’s hit series Alaska Bush People and you can find him at work in a couple of episodes on TV. After traveling the state he came to love our Kenai peninsula and came home to settle down.
•  University of Utah BS Physics
•  Cleveland State University MS Biology
•  Case Western Reserve University DMD
•  University Hospitals AGD Residency

Dr. Mirci completed his residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio where he covered the emergency room, performed chemotherapy and radiation clearances, as well as providing dental care under general anesthesia in the operating rooms. His studies were heavily focused upon implants and treatment planning. He is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is working towards obtaining his fellowship. He received his oral sedation certification through the DOCS program and IV sedations via Rocky Mountain Sedation.

"I feel that sedation is a critical component of dentistry that is very underserved in Alaska. I have focused my attention on safe and effective sedation techniques to help patients gain access to care. I find that wisdom teeth removal is a more comfortable experience using my sedation techniques."

Terry, dental hygienist at Peninsula Family Dental Center


Dental Hygienist

Terry, who is one of our great hygienists, grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota and received a AA degree in Dental Assisting. Terry and her husband Jeff, along with their two boys, Matt and Jesse moved to Alaska in May of 1998. After several years of Dental Assisting, she decided to pursue and further her education and entered the Dental Hygiene Program at UAA. She graduated in 2005 and has been working in the Kenai area as a Registered Dental Hygienist ever since. She feels truly fortunate to have entered in the field of work that she finds rewarding and enjoyable. Along with Dentistry, she also enjoys Alaska fishing, cross country skiing and of course gardening.
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