Our Team

Professional dentist in Anchorage

J Bryson McBratney is a professional dentist that practices out of his office in Anchorage. Below you will find more information about the dentist and his expert staff members. If you have any questions about our office, please contact us to inquire. We look forward to meeting you and serving all your dental needs! Thank you for visiting.

J Bryson McBratney, DDS

After graduating locally from A. J. Dimond High School in 1973, Dr. McBratney attended Boise State University where he earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in pre-dental studies. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, graduating Omicron Kappa Upsilon, ranked third in his class. While attending dental school, Dr. McBratney was the recipient of five prestigious awards: the Harry A. True Award for Highest Scholarship in Operative Dentistry, the Harry N. Hilp Award for Highest Scholarship, the Clinical Excellence Award for Highest Clinical Scholarship, the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award, and the Academy of Operative Dentistry Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dr. McBratney has been practicing general dentistry in Anchorage for the past 33 years. His family and cosmetic dentistry office serves patients of all ages and lifestyles. He loves getting to know each of his patients in a gentle, relaxed atmosphere. Listening attentively so he can understand their particular needs, Dr. McBratney and his team provide patients with the excellent care they deserve. He strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care using his skilled training and the latest advances in dental technology. The main goal of his practice is to help patients with their smiles and overall dental health, while making sure they feel as comfortable as possible during all of their dental visits.

While serving his patients in Anchorage, Dr. McBratney has also been a clinical instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage Community Technical College Dental Program for over 15 years. He has been a clinical educator for both dental hygiene students and dental assisting students. During his tenure at U.A.A. he was a contributing author for a publication titled, “Pain Control for Dental Practitioners: An Interactive Approach”. He also helped teach local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation classes. Dr. McBratney was also a co-founding dentist for the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center Dental Clinic in Anchorage. This dental clinic for low-income families has continued to serve the Anchorage area since its founding in 1983. He is also a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Alaska Dental Society and the Anchorage Dental Society. Dr. McBratney is a strong participant in continuing education and currently is a faculty club member at Frank Spear’s prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.

Dr. McBratney and his wife, Janet, have been married for over 26 years and have two sons. He is an enthusiastic Boise State Broncos football fan and alumnus. He has four cats and enjoys interior decorating, computer administration, genealogy, gardening, fishing, and traveling with his family. He is also an avid golfer, and enjoys being outside enjoying nature's many wonders.

Our team

At our office we believe in teamwork, and everyone who works here contributes to the overall success and comfort of our patient care model. Meet our team members below!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary is one of our outstanding dental hygienists. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 1989, and has been with our practice since 2000. She is extremely dedicated to her job and brings an outstanding work ethic to our office. Mary’s gentle touch, paired with her great sense of humor makes her an essential component of our practice’s success. We are very fortunate to have her light-hearted nature as a part of our team.

Mary is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association as well as the Alaska Dental Hygiene Association. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she is licensed in both anesthesia and nitrous oxide, with a certification in CPR/BLS. Mary completes numerous hours of continuing education courses each year in order to provide her patients with the highest quality dental care possible, while continually expanding her knowledge base.

Mary and her husband Chris have two sons. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the Alaskan outdoors, cross-country skiing, gardening, camping, and eating great food!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Florenda is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) and brings a constant positive presence to our office atmosphere. She grew up in Seattle before moving to Alaska and has made it her home for nearly 30 years. She has raised two awesome kids who are now young adults.

Florenda graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage College in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. As an RDH, and is licensed in both anesthesia and nitrous oxide with a certification in CPR/BLS. She continues to expand her knowledge by taking continuing education courses annually. With an added background in early childhood development, she finds it a fun challenge working with our pediatric patients.

Her interests include running, nutrition, and overall health and wellness. Florenda finds dental hygiene to be a perfect way to integrate her passion for health with her desire to build strong, long-lasting relationships with her patients. With such a kind, genuine heart she finds it impossible to imagine herself in a career where she is not helping others. The greatest career satisfaction for Florenda comes from seeing her patients leave our office with happy and healthy smiles, while ensuring their dental visits are as stress free and comfortable as possible.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole Garbowski is the most recent addition to our team. She was born in Sitka, Alaska and raised on a commercial fishing boat. She moved to Anchorage and pursued a career in construction before finding her passion helping people as a Dental Hygienist. Nicole attended UAA and Carrington College in Boise, Idaho and graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Nicole is compassionate about helping people and has a warm, contagious smile.

In her free time Nicole enjoys everything Alaska has to offer, such as riding snow machines, skiing, hiking, and running.


General Office Manager

Jackie is our new Office Manager/Financial Coordinator. She comes to us with a love of Alaska and over 6 years of dental management experience. Jackie has seen a lot of rural Alaska, while she and her husband have worked in Native Health Care. She is excited to be putting down roots here in Anchorage with her mother, son and husband. Jackie is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Jackie enjoys traveling with her family, photography and reading in her spare time.


Scheduling Coordinator

Shyanne is originally from sunny California and appreciates the beauty of scenic Alaska. She is passionate about her family and along with her husband, she takes every opportunity to travel. Shyanne completed the dental assisting program in the fall of 2012. She received her degree from University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her experience in both clinical assisting, and patient coordination helps her to provide the very best care in advocating for our patients.


Dental Assistant

Abby is originally from Seattle, Washington and moved to Alaska as a child. She loves gaming, reading, and animals. Abby completed the Dental Assisting program in 2011, graduating with honors. Her experience in customer service and dental assisting brings excellent care to our patients.


Dental Assistant

I am originally from Bethel, AK. I was born into a large family with 4 brothers and one sister. Most recently my niece Avery was born. After high school I completed the Dental Assisting Program in December of 2013. I have had a real passion for Dentistry ever since.


Scheduling Coordinator

Dien is originally from Tacoma, Washington, she moved to Anchorage with her family, July of 1996. She graduated from Alaska Career College as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant in 2010. She is glad to have join Dr. McBratney's team. She enjoys doing all kinds of activities, that includes her children and husband.
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