Meet Dr. Barbi Weigand and Our Advanced Family Dentistry of Fairbanks team!
Dr. Weigand grew up in the frosty grasslands of Bismark, North Dakota. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona—one of the nation’s newest, most advanced dental schools. While not in the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking and sports.
Dr. Weigand’s extensive training and expertise are complimented by values of exceeding patience, attention to detail and compassionate care.
Dr. Weigand loves children and always makes their visits a fun experience that additionally instills the importance of a lifelong healthy smile.
Meet Dr. Kenny Clow
Dr. Kenny Clow received his Bachelors of Science from Oregon State University. He then pursued his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the prestigious Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Multnomah Dental Society, ADA member of the Oregon Dental Association, Oregon Academy of General Dentistry. He also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.
Dr. Clow’s relaxed and personable nature helps make him an approachable and friendly dentist that patient’s love. He strives to educate his patients about their dental health and treatment options in a thorough and relatable manner. Above all, he values a gentle and personalized treatment experience. Dr. Clow’s ultimate goal is to ensure a positive patient-doctor relationship.
Outside of the office, Dr. Clow is usually spending time with his wife and precious daughter. Dr. Clow and his wife are frequently found listening to country music and two-stepping across old wood floors. Aside from spending time with his family, he loves anything outdoors including hunting, hiking, rafting, camping and even sky diving. He’s also an avid golfer and loves to fly planes. Dr. Clow is excited to explore the great Alaskan country side and learning about this incredible community.
Meet Dr. Norm Sharp
Dr. Norm Sharp received his Bachelors of Business Management from Utah State University. He then pursued his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the prestigious New York University, College of Dentistry in New York City, New York.
Dr. Norm Sharp knew he would pursue dentistry after he became fascinated with dental care while visiting his local office. Dr. Sharp enjoys specializing his studies in root canal therapy and finds great satisfaction in helping to relieve people suffering from dental pain. “Teeth can be a source of significant pain. Many people would rather experience pain from any other source rather than from an infected tooth. I do not enjoy seeing a person experiencing that kind of pain, but I have found great satisfaction in bringing relief of pain from a person who is suffering.”
When Dr. Sharp is not providing care to his patients, he enjoys being outdoors and finding new, secret fishing and hunting spots. He also enjoys playing basketball, cross-country skiing, cycling, gardening, beekeeping, and flying.
Meet Amy Pate, RDH
RDH Amy Pate is a second generation Alaskan, born in Fairbanks and raised in North Pole. She desired to be in the dental field, since she was 7 years old and has worked in the positions of: general practice dental assistant, orthodontic assistant, front office staff, and now dental hygienist. She was one of the first registered dental hygienist to graduate from the Fairbanks dental hygiene school, in May 2009. Amy began working with us, at Advanced Family Dentistry, in December of 2009. She considers her patients family and cherishes those relationships.
Amy just got married to the love of her life, Billy, on July 28th, 2018. In their spare time, they love to enjoy the outdoors with their Bluetick and Redtick Coonhounds, Copper and Daisy Mae. They also love to go camping, four-wheeling, hunting, shooting, and fishing.
“I’m a huge nerd when it comes to the dental field, as it has been my lifelong passion and I want to keep up with the newest recommendations and technologies available. I will always advocate for my patients and provide the best care I can offer. I view the patient relationship as a team effort and with your help we will succeed in improving and maintaining your oral health.”
Shawna Drumhiller, RDH
RDH Shawna Drumhiller graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1996 and has been actively growing in the dental profession since. She has been recertified with her Nitrous Oxidation certificate and is excited to offer our patients this service.
Her years of experience and knowledge allow her to give you the best options and care to achieve a healthy oral environment. She prides herself in provided a “judgment-free zone” and customizing your dental visits to your specific needs with friendly supportive care.
Currently Shawna and her husband live in North Pole, where they are raising their 4 children. When she isn’t working she enjoys volunteering at her local church and exercising. She looks forward to every summer in Alaska to get out and enjoy hunting, camping, and fishing with her friends and family.
About the Team
A practice is only as good as its team, and Dr. Weigand’s team makes her practice what it is. Without them, she couldn’t provide the level of care that she strives for.
“My team aids in so many aspects of our practice. It’s not my practice it’s our practice; my team has ownership in what we do,” says Dr. Weigand. “We are committed. The level of commitment to excellent customer service and dental care is unsurpassed. The team has traveled all over the country to train with the masters in dentistry. Our team is committed to advanced training and continuing education.”