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Welcome to OTTER DENTAL


It is our goal at Otter Dental to offer the very best dental care to our patients.

We work hard to keep our office up to date with the latest dental technologies. We also support our staff continuing its education so we are giving you the very best care that dentistry has to offer. We want to make sure that you have a smile which you are proud of.

We are dedicated to your comfort when you visit our office. We strive to give you a safe place to talk about your health. Our entire staff can help answer any questions you may have, no matter how silly you think they may be.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your teeth and mouth, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (907) 452-7007.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    W. Lee Payne
    Doctor

    I truly love what I do. I’m more excited about dentistry today than I was when I started practicing. We have so many advanced technologies, materials, and methodologies to meet our patients’ needs. Offering reliable, longer-lasting, naturally beautiful care options, in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, makes me proud to be a dentist. Read More


  • Dr.
    Erich C. Ott
    Doctor

    I’m a Fairbanks native.  I had other healthcare opportunities but decided on dentistry.  One of the reasons I chose dentistry is so I could return to Fairbanks and work in a family-oriented practice.  I want the opportunity to build relationships with some of the finest people in Fairbanks.  It’s my hope those relationships grown into friendships. Read More

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Love my dentist office they are efficient kind and gentle. They give the Best dental experience."
    Teresa M.
  • "Excellent service. Wonderful people. Proud to be his client. They have made my smile so much better than it was. Thank you all for not only being the best but for being my friends."
    Teresa Q.
  • "Great team who really cares about you and your needs! Gentle approach and understanding of financial considerations while recommending the best treatment plan."
    Kim H.

Featured Articles

Read about helpful topics

  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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  • Oral Cancer

    Cancer is a scary word, but the more you know about it, the better able you will be to protect yourself and the ones you love. This is particularly true of oral cancer, which is very treatable if caught early. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of oral cancers are not caught until the late stages. You may ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed