Karen is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and has been working in dentistry for nearly a decade. What she loves best about being a dental hygienist is keeping people smiling and helping others achieve their optimal oral health. Karen enjoys teaching people about oral health and the connection to the body and seeing the positive impact routine dental care can have on a person. She became interested in dentistry due to a lifelong fascination with teeth and a love for visiting the dentist as a child. Karen loves being a part of our team because of the profound level of care, coupled with Dr. Pinney’s solid, honest, and unique approach to helping patients reach their tooth and smile goals. She admires the excellence Dr. Pinney and the team seek every day. When you work with Karen, you’ll find she’s interested in your needs, curious, kind, and an excellent helper. When she’s not taking care of smiles, Karen loves going on outdoor adventures, hiking, running, skiing, camping, traveling, reading, yoga, and soaking up sun rays any opportunity she can get.