Dr. Todd Haskin
Dr. Todd chose the field of dentistry to be able to connect with patients one on one and for the ability to form strong, lifelong relationships with them. Growing up in Minnesota, Dr. Todd volunteered to serve his community, earned his Eagle Scout award, and enjoyed the outdoors. Dr. Todd received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Todd met his wife during dental school and he immediately began visiting her home state of Alaska and fell in love with the state. Dr. Todd requested to be stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska where he served as a dentist in the Army. Dr. Todd and his family love being part of the tight-knit, down-to-earth community of Fairbanks. After finishing his Army service, it was a natural transition to continue to serve as a dentist with his friends, family, and amazing community in Fairbanks.
Dr. Todd believes in involving the patient every step of the way in treatment and utilizing the newest technology to educate and treat his patients. He particularly loves helping children and families, patients who have high anxiety, patients who suffer from TMJ problems and leaving every person feeling better about themselves. He strongly believes in getting to know and treating the whole person, not just the teeth.
Dr. Todd’s biggest success in life is his marriage to his beautiful wife, Nikki. Together, their greatest joy is helping their young daughter learn and grow. When not at the practice, you can find Dr. Todd with his family hiking, running, and fishing.
Dr. Lini Mickus
Dr. Lini Mickus was born in China and moved out of the country with her family when she was only three years old. Growing up, her family lived in many places around the world including three different continents: South America, Europe, and North America. Her family finally settled and resides in sweet home Alabama.
Dr. Mickus’s journey to becoming a dentist began during her time as a Dental Assistant in the United States Air Force (USAF). Towards the end of her first enlistment, she decided that she wanted to become a dentist. In 2005, she attended the UAB School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama on a full scholarship from the USAF. Upon graduation, she furthered her education by attending the USAF Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Joint Base Bolling AFB in Washington, DC. Later, while Stationed in Aviano AB, Italy, Dr. Mickus met her husband, who is currently serving at Eielson AFB.
Dr. Mickus understands that many patients have some fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist, and she hopes to build a foundation of trust by treating each patient as a unique individual, and by providing patients with a positive environment. She is committed to providing the best care to her patients with a comprehensive and preventive approach to oral health.
While Dr. Mickus is fully committed to her career as a dentist, she believes that her most important job is to be a wife and mother to her children. They are excited of this opportunity to live in Alaska, and can’t wait to explore Alaska’s great outdoors.
Dr. Rick Hill
Rick Hill received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015, graduating Summa Cum Laude. After spending a year as a general dentist on active duty, he pursued a specialty certificate in periodontics through the US Army, also completing a Masters Degree in Oral Biology through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Hill is trained in all aspects of periodontal care including treating periodontal disease, dental implants, advanced hard and soft tissue grafting techniques, sinus lifts, sedation dentistry and oral pathology. He is also certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry to perform the laser-assisted new attachment procedure – LANAP® – for treating periodontitis. He is currently working towards obtaining board certification through the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Hill is a Captain in the US Army serving on active duty as the Chief of Periodontics at Kamish Dental Clinic on Fort Wainwright. There he is responsible for treating the military populations of Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Greely and Clear Air Force Station.
Over the years, Dr. Hill has spent a considerable amount of time in dental outreach. He has traveled to Senegal, the Dominican Republic and various locations throughout Appalachia providing free dental care to underserved populations.
Grateful to be stationed in such a beautiful place, Dr. Hill spends much of his free time exploring all Alaska has to offer. He is an avid skier, hiker and mountain climber. Having crossed Mount Kilimanjaro off his bucket list in 2009, Dr. Hill hopes to check Denali off as well in the near future.
Dr. Taylor Case
Dr. Taylor Case was born and raised in the great state of Minnesota. He grew up loving sports and the outdoors. Dr. Case attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota where he played football his freshman year. It was after he decided he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry that Dr. Case figured it would be best to stop bashing his head into other human beings on the field and risk breaking any fingers. However, he continued to stay very active in intramural sports throughout his undergraduate and graduate school years. Dr. Case received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at UST and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in Omaha, Go Jays!
Dr. Case enjoys all facets of the dental field. The technical, the science, the human interaction–all of it. He has always envisioned being the type of dentist who makes an impact on his community. Not only in health, but in spirit. He currently serves in the United States Army and is grateful for the chance to make that impact on the lives of our brave soldiers stationed at Fort Wainwright. And now, he plans on making that same impact on the wonderful community of Fairbanks.
Dr. Case married his high school sweetheart, Mary Kate, in 2018 and they welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Piper, in Fall 2020. The Army has given them a tremendous opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world and they intend on taking full advantage. The Case Family enjoys hiking, hunting & fishing, sightseeing and trying as many different restaurants as possible.
Jessica grew up in rural Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. In 2006 she moved to Fairbanks and completed her art degree in drawing and painting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After graduation, she fought the siren calls of Pennsylvania and endured a year of poverty and self-exploration until she landed at UAF working in housing. In November of 2019, Jessica joined the FFDC team as an office assistant.
Jessica is currently completing her masters with a focus on Post-WWII and Holocaust art while still working on her own art. In her free time, she does aggressive team-building exercises with her husband as they build their house together. To decompress afterward, they explore the Alaskan outdoors by getting lost on random paths and finding hidden places with their dog Huck.
Robert grew up in the Aleutian Islands for his early life and moved up to Fairbanks for college in 2011. At the University of Alaska, he received a bachelor’s of communication with the intent to work in advising for young adults new to university life.
Post-graduation, he took various opportunities for odd-jobs and seasonal work to expand his work experience. He eventually gained interest in the dental field while working as a scheduling assistant for this office.
In his free time, Robert enjoys powerlifting, raising kittens, hammocking, and cooking.
Originally from the coast of North Carolina, Jen moved to Alaska in 2008 when the Army gave her family the opportunity and they have been exploring this beautiful state ever since. Jen has over 20 years experience in customer service and business management. She loves to learn new things and share her knowledge with others. She joined our team in September 2020 and has taken a love to the dentistry world. She truly loves seeing our patients and strives to provide the best experience for everyone. When she is not exploring with her family, she loves crafting on her cricut, cooking that good ole’ southern food, playing with her pup Willa and watching crime television.
Isaac was born in Illinois and moved to Alaska when he was ten, 2006, and has resided here since. Isaac shopped around in union and retail work after graduating from Lathrop High School. After one long summer in the labor union, Isaac decided his hands were not cut out for this kind of work. So he took up retail and started his prerequisites at UAF. Isaac began his quest for a position in the dental field because he knew his soft hands needed to be in latex gloves (unless the patient is allergic) and began the Dental Assistant program at UAF. As the financial reality of school weighed in, Isaac searched for a job to save so he could attend the Dental Hygiene School at UAA. His soft hands settled for the keyboards and phone lines at FFDC where he continues to dazzle patients with his luscious locks and the hopeful glint in his eyes.
Isaac is often mistaken as a full-time nerd because he spends his spare time in the winter playing Dungeon and Dragons and has a few quick references to Captain Kirk. During the summer, Isaac, his fiance, and puppers love slow picturesque hikes and camping (also known as glamping). He also thoroughly enjoys “sit and chill” kayaking on lakes because unlike rivers, there are no agendas on the lake.
Stacy grew up in Alabama. She has the luxury of living in Alaska due to the military. She obtained a dental assisting certification at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. She enjoys educating and helping patients work through their dental fears.
In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking with her 3 children and dog named Peanut. She is an avid trail runner that loves exploring various mountains and trails wherever she may be. She also likes observing and learning about different cultures by traveling to different countries such as Italy and Germany. She volunteers her time with the Eielson chapter of Stroller Warriors.
Dorinda moved to Alaska three and half years ago with her husband and two boys. They are an Army family that loves traveling around Alaska seeking new adventures. Dorinda has a passion for photography specifically, the beauty within Alaska. She never ever wants to leave! Aside from photography, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with the people who make Alaska feel like home.
Ever since Dorinda was a child she loved going to the dentist and decided she wanted to be a dental assistant. In July 2019, she became a dental assistant for the Red Cross here in Alaska. Dorinda nerds out with dentistry and applies what she’s learned to make patients feel better and more comfortable at the dentist.
Rachel was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Prior to her birth, her family first moved to Fort Wainwright in the 90’s due to the military, however, the amazing wilderness of this beautiful state later caused her dad to retire here. Rachel was raised as Alaskan as it gets. Her dad basically raised her at the gun range and took her hunting whenever he got the chance (he had 3 daughters.. poor guy).
Rachel has been in the dental field since she was 18 years old, first starting as a front desk receptionist & working her way to being a dental assistant, which she has continued to do for 6+ years. After her father’s sudden passing, Rachel took a brief hiatus from the dental field when she got pregnant and had the biggest blessing God could have given her, a son named Kwan-MarQuis. Unfortunately, he only graced her life with 15 beautiful days before unexpectedly passing from SIDS.
Rachel joined the FFDC family in December of 2020. She has a genuine passion for making her patients feel as comfortable as possible by treating them as if she would treat a family member. Rachel loves making a difference in anyone’s dental journey and hearing about the impact she has on their dental experience. When she’s not in the dental office, Rachel can be found using her newly acquired green thumb to take care of her 20+ house plants, loving on her two dogs, and taking them camping and exploring her home state.
Kaylee was born in Ohio but raised in Fairbanks, AK. She obtained her degree of Associate of Applied Science and her Dental Assistant Certification at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. She has a passion for helping others and knew working in the dental field she can bring patients comfort and compassion.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She is a busy mommy to her sweet baby girl. She also loves the outdoors which is perfect for living in Alaska. In the summertime she loves to fish, hike, going to the lake, and snowboarding in the wintertime.
Amanda was born and raised in Texas. She spent her spare time working with her dad and grandparents at their family flower shop/nursery. After highschool Amanda began her career as a dental assistant during which time she had her beautiful and encouraging daughter. In 2003 Amanda decided to advance her career and attended dental hygiene school at Coastal Bend College in South Texas. In June of 2015 she and her daughter moved to Fairbanks where Amanda worked as a hygienist for the Army. Then in October 2017 Amanda joined the FFDC family. She has now been in the dental field for more than 20 years and a dental hygienist for the last 15+ years.
The beauty and opportunity for personal growth and independence kept Amanda and her daughter in Alaska. Together they created a home and a family here. Outside of her home and work family she has found community within a gun club where she spends her free time shooting and participating in matches. In addition, Amanda loves getting outdoors to hike, hunt, and fish.
Originally born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Maya moved to Arizona in 2007 to complete her education. Maya graduated from Carrington College in Mesa, Arizona and is a registered dental hygienist in both states of Alaska and Arizona. She moved back to Fairbanks to further her dental career and spend time with her family. Maya strives to ensure our patients always feel well informed and comfortable during their visit. Her passion is to educate and help patients overcome their dental fears and achieve their needs. Maya enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Maya cannot deny her love for the outdoors including camping/hiking, boating in the summer, and snow machining up in the mountains of Summit during the winter as well as having an artistic side painting and drawing.
Tiff was born in Kentucky but her true roots lie in the heart of North Carolina (bless your heart). Her wandering spirit has led her to multiple career paths which includes massage therapy school, working as an ER and lab technician at Duke Hospital, receiving an art degree, and finally attending UNC Chapel Hill to become a dental hygienist. After hygiene school, Tiff did multiple missions in Africa to provide dental services to the people of Senegal and Guinea. Her craving for more adventure eventually led her to Alaska where she joined the FFDC team in 2020.
In her spare time, Tiff seeks the uncertainty of sport fishing and the solitude of painting. She also enjoys the challenges of marksmanship in shooting but most importantly values family time with her seven siblings, nieces, and nephews.