Meet the Doctors – Homer Dental Center

Dr. Vickey J. Hodnik

In 1974, Dr. Hodnik moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband and young son, Andrew. Her son Frank was born their second year in Alaska. She began her dental career in the office of Fred Bast, D.D.S., where she was trained as a dental assistant and later as a dental lab technician.

At the University of Alaska, Fairbanks she completed her undergraduate studies and fulfilled the requirements to attend dental school. Dr. Hodnik attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

“Dentistry was love at first sight and has been a very fulfilling career for me. I started on the very beginning rung of this career and moved through most of the positions one can have in a dental office. I realize that there are aspects that I like more in dentistry and I have specialists do those procedures that I feel they have the more specific training for.”

Dr. Hodnik came to Homer in 1990 and plans to be here for the rest of her life. Homer offers all the outdoor activities that she and her family enjoy. Gardening has become the primary summer time passion her family enjoys. She enjoys spending time and traveling with her grandson, Jacob. Quilting and beading offer Dr. Hodnik the opportunity to create other types of art outside the realm of dentistry.

Education

University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Memberships

American Dental Association
Alaska Dental Society (Past President)
Kenai – Kodiak Dental Society (Past President)
Academy of General Dentistry
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists
Rotary International
South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board (Past President)
Board of Directors of South Peninsula Hospital

Dr. Timothy J. Isaacson

Born into a dental family, Dr. Timothy J. Isaacson has dentistry in his DNA. In 2004, he joined his father’s practice and provides a wide scope of services, including cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, IV sedation, and dental implants.
Since graduating in 2002, Dr. Timothy J. Isaacson has participated in an advanced training program in oral surgery at the University of Minnesota. He became a fellow of the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology and a Diplomat of the National Board of Dental
Anesthesiology in 2005.
A firm advocate for continued education, Dr. Isaacson has certification in BLS, ACLS, and has completed extensive training in dental anesthesiology. He also is a part of the Fellowship at LVI, which allows him access to cosmetic dentistry education and dental continuing
education classes.
Dr. Isaacson has a five-year-old son in Minnesota, who is currently attending the Blake School and has been learning to skate and play hockey since age three.
Dr. Isaacson began practicing with Dr. Hodnik in April of 2018. “I have been warmly received by the team at Homer Dental Center and enjoy learning about the local community”.

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College
Mankato State University
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professional Qualifications/Memberships:

American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Fellow Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

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