Meet our Doctor and Team

Dr. Joseph Wang


Dr. Joseph Y. Wang was born in Singapore and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1995 and attended dental school at Columbia University in New York from 1996-2000.  He received his post-doctoral training for General Practice Residency at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2001.  He is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.  Dr. Wang has been practicing in Alaska since 2001.  He is happily married to his wife, Jenifer. In their spare time, they enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, cooking and wine tasting.

Practice Administrator

Liberty Wright will great you with a warm smile as you enter our office.  She can help you schedule your appointment and bill your insurance.  Liberty has worked with Dr. Wang as a Dental Assistant since 2006 and is knowledgeable with how dentistry is performed and can answer many of your questions you may have about dental treatment.   She has been the Practice Administrator since 2012 and her knowledge for how the front office works has been amazing and has helped to grow the office.  Liberty is married and between her husband and herself they have 5 kids, and two beautiful granddaughters.

Dental Assistant

Marlena Livermore has been with the team since 2013 and is a huge asset to us all. We enjoy having Marlena here and know all of our patients enjoy having her by their side. She has been a Dental Assistant in the Army and has been assisting for more than 15 years.  Originally from California, she and her family love what Alaska has to offer.  Her husband recently retired from the Military and we are very proud of him and everyone in the Military Services. 

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Karen Hopp, RDH


Karen Hopp, RDH provides quality dental hygiene services at Alaska Dental Services on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Karen is a  graduate of the University of Michigan and has been in Alaska since 1995.  She has made a life long commitment to her dental hygiene career. 


When not at the office, she spends her time cross-country skiing, hiking, biking and gardening.