Midnight Sun Smiles Staff (rear row from left to right): Geraldine, Lesley, Gloria, Lori and Amanda;
(front row from left to right): Janelle, Brenda, Brooke, April and Elpida.

Dr. Evan Young  Dr. Evan Young Anchorage Dentist

Dr. Evan Young

A native of rural Sonoma County California, Dr. Young grew up playing sports, as well as fishing, hiking, and biking his way through the redwoods. After his graduation from high school he followed family roots back to the Pacific Northwest and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA (Go Zags!), where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Young then headed to Omaha, Nebraska where he completed his formal dental training at Creighton University School of Dentistry (Go Blue Jays!). Following graduation from dental school Dr. Young realized a life long dream by moving to Alaska. He now enjoys exploring our great State with his wife, Molly, son, George, daughter, Emma, and best bud Granite (black lab).

Dr. Young spends much of his time out of the office fishing, hunting and skiing around Alaska but his first passion remains providing quality dental care to his patients. Dr. Young is a past president of both the Anchorage Dental Society and Alaska Dental Society and he continues to be involved with organized dentistry. He is a life long member of both the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry, which hold members to high ethical standards. He volunteers locally with several "free dental days" and also lends his hands to "Donated Dental Services" through the United Way. He has participated in the planning and patient care at all 4 of the Alaskan Mission of Mercy events, which have been a great success. Occasionally he can also be found teaching in the UAA Dental Assisting clinic.

Dr. Lani Marlin Anchorage

Dr. Lani Marlin

Dr. Marlin grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended college at the University of Northern Colorado where she graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. After returning home for a few years, Dr. Marlin headed back to Denver, Colorado to complete her formal dental training at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Out of the office, Dr. Marlin has a passion for deep sea fishing (she even caught a Marlin in Hawaii!), water skiing, hiking, travel, and baseball (Go Rockies!). Dr. Marlin is excited for the opportunity to provide quality dental care in her hometown and looks forward to new adventures in our beautiful state.

Front Office Administrators

Midnight Sun Smiles Dentistry Staff
Lesley, Gloria & April


Gloria spent most of her childhood in Alaska and moved out of state for a few years going to school for her bachelor’s degree. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and bulldog. Gloria enjoys helping each patient understand their dental treatment plans so they feel comfortable & educated about their dental health & their beautiful smile!"


“I have been in the dental field for 42 years. I enjoy seeing our patients happy.”

Dental Assistants

Midnight Sun Smiles Dentist Office Staff
Janelle, Brooke, Lori, Geraldine, & Brenda


I came to Alaska in April '88 to stay with her sister for the summer and one thing led to another and I am is still here. I married the next summer and we have two daughters. Both graduated in May '17, the older from BSU and the younger from West High, (she is also attending BSU). My husband and I met playing softball and we are still very involved in Anchorage sports. I became a part time assistant at Midnight Sun Smiles in April '14 after the office I worked in for 25 years changed ownership. MSS is a great privately owned dental practice that I feel privileged to be part of.


I’m a three-peat Alaskan who grew up in Grand Forks, ND. I graduated from UND with a degree in Social Work. (Go Sioux!) For the last 32 years I have followed my husband’s career which has brought us to many wonderful places in the country. In Alaska we have lived out in Cold Bay for three years, Homer for 9 years, and currently in Anchorage. I worked as a dental assistant in Homer for those nine years, retired for nine years, and now have sunk my teeth into a part-time position as a dental assistant here at Midnight Sun Smiles. I’m excited to be a part of this great dental team and to provide our patients with a pleasant dental experience.


I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I completed my associates degree in dental assisting from UAA in 2009. I am happy to be a part of such a great dental office and look forward to helping each patient receive excellent dental care.

Dental Hygienists

Midnight Sun Smiles Staff
Elpida, & Amanda


I’ve lived in Alaska since 1983. My husband and I have raised 4 children here in Anchorage. I appreciate the unparalleled beauty of Alaska and love to spend time outdoors (especially hiking). I am a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Alaska and am an active member of the Alaska Dental Hygiene Association. I am thrilled to be working with such an exceptional team of dental professionals. As a hygienist, I would love to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health through regular visits and patient education."


I was born in Alaska but grew up in Eastern Washington. In 2001 I moved back to Anchorage and Alaska. I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. My husband and I both enjoy skiing and snowmachining in the winter and camping and fishing in the summer.

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