Meet the Team at Homer Dental Center
Matt – Business Manager
I am originally from coastal Massachusetts, where I grew up on the water sailing and fishing. After I graduated the US Merchant Marine Academy in 2012, I was commissioned into the US Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. My almost 9 year career mostly consisted of flying the Navy’s new carrier airborne early warning aircraft (its a little bit of a mouthful, I know) – aka the E-2D Hawkeye. After 5 deployments, living in Japan, and flying round the US and the world, I retired from active duty service in December 2020 to help my wife, Dr. Anne Adamson, move to Homer. I currently work behind the scenes, ensuring the business side of the practice runs as smoothly as possible, implementing new processes, and helping Homer Dental Center realize its greatest potential for our patients. When I’m not wrangling Lola and my wife, I spend the majority of my time fishing, hunting, skiing, spending time out on the water, flying, and pretty much anything else concerning the outdoors. We love being a part of the Homer community, and I look forward to seeing you all around the office soon.
Jennifer Johnson – Registered Dental Hygienist
I love my career as a hygienist! I am dedicated to providing our patients with the best care and knowledge, so that they will be able to achieve excellent oral health and overall well being. I have worked at Homer Dental Center for the past 18 years, and absolutely love the patients here. Nearly a lifelong Alaskan, I grew up in Soldotna after leaving Wisconsin at the age of 3. I received my B.A. in Biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and my Associates in Dental Hygiene from North Dakota State College of Science. My free time is spent with my family and friends, taking advantage of all that the beautiful Alaskan outdoors has to offer.
Rhianna Boone – Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Homer, Alaska. I have always been passionate about dentistry and oral health. This passion led me to obtain a certification in dental assisting. Dental assisting only fueled my love for health and dentistry, and motivated me to pursue additional certification in Dental Hygiene. In 2013 I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science and a major in Dental Hygiene. I have worked in the dental field both in Alaska and Texas. I love getting to know my patients and building long term relationships. It is important to me that everyone who sits in my hygiene chair feels confident and comfortable, and trusts that I am delivering the best quality oral healthcare possible. In my free time you’ll find me with my husband and our two sons. As a family, we spend most of our time outdoors – hunting, fishing, and exploring all that Alaska has to offer.
Connie Isenhour – Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator
I have been a part of the Homer Dental Center team for over 20 years. I enjoy each day working with our wonderful patients, and strive to show how important oral health care really is to everyone that walks through the door. I originally received my medical training and passion for healthcare in the US Coast Guard. After my service with the USCG, my husband and I landed in Homer over 25 years ago, where we raised four of our children. We spend our free time with our dogs and playing with our three grandsons, Kellen, Corey and Carter. When I find some time to myself, I am always eager to learn new craft projects. I particularly enjoy trying new recipes with my Klondike Gold Rush Sourdough Starter! I look forward to being the first smiling face you see when you walk in the door at Homer Dental Center!
Elikonida Reutov – Recall Coordinator
I am happy to be back working with the dental team after a busy summer with the peonies. I have been a patient of Dr Hodnik’s for the past 20 years and am so grateful to be a part of her team now. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones. My goal at work is to always portray a positive attitude as I learn more about the dental field.
Kristina Mastre – Dental Assistant
More information about Kristina coming soon!
Melissa Gardner – Dental Assistant
I was born in Alaska and raised right here in Homer. After graduating from Homer Highschool I left for the east, and then west, coast spending my time in Massachusetts, Virginia, and then Oregon. Originally, I never planned on moving back to Alaska, never mind Homer, but family, a great and small community, with the beauty of Homer could not keep me away.
Finding Homer Dental Center has been a dream come true. Here I have been able to chase my passion for dentistry while helping people be healthy to live at their best possible. I am thrilled to be in my hometown doing what I love and happy to help all of you.
In my spare time, you will find me with my family, fishing, gardening, and strolling the endless beaches.
MacKenzie Fanelli – Registered Dental Hygienist
More information about MacKenzie coming soon!
Lola – Chief Barketing Officer
I grew up in Southern California where I lived a hard life on the streets. After a short time in doggie prison I was saved by my hoomans, Dr. Adamson and Matt. While I was in California, I received my Canine Good Citizen certification, after lots of diligent studying. I even passed my test to become a Therapy Dog, but I am still working on competing my certification. I love running around on the beach, chasing squirrels, belly scratches, and treats. Even though I was born in California, I think I am an Alaskan dog at heart. Now that I’m all grown up, I spend most of my days helping to keep things in order at Homer Dental Center. It’s a lot of hard work, so you can often find me taking naps in the reception area or my favorite place, the bathroom. I hope to see you soon!