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Meet Dr. Eldon L. DeKay

“My practice philosophy is based on the fact that the most important person in the office is the patient. I truly enjoy making my patients happy by creating beautiful smiles.” – Dr. Eldon

Dr. Eldon has been a dedicated orthodontist for many years, and many smiles! Before becoming an orthodontist in Alaska, Dr. Eldon served in the US Army for 16 years.

He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but it wasn’t until 1993 that Dr. Eldon moved to Alaska with his wife, Beverly, and their six children, Robert, Jennifer, Rebecca, Carolyn, Sarah, and Jonathan.

Now, more than 20 years later, Dr. Eldon is still enjoying his work as an orthodontist. In 2016, he and his wife celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Dr. Eldon is also now a proud grandfather of 15 beautiful grandchildren. When he’s not spending time with his family, Dr. Eldon enjoys woodworking, mechanics, hunting, fishing, working with computers, and reading a good book! He is also an active member of the LDS Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

Education

  • Completed BS in Biology at University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona, 1976
  • Completed DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, in 1980
  • Completed General Practice Residency at Martin Army Hospital at Ft. Benning, GA, in 1981
  • Completed MS in Oral Biology at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, in 1990
  • Completed Residency in Orthodontics (Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics) at Ft. Knox, KY, in 1990
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2001

Professional Information

  • Have been practicing in Eagle River, AK, since 1996
  • Is an Invisalign® Certified Provider
  • Specialties: Orthodontics

Memberships

Currently a member of the following orthodontic organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Alaska State Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Alaska Dental Society, Anchorage Dental Society, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Currently serving as Education Chairman of the Alaska State Society of Orthodontists
  • Previously served as President of the Alaska State Society of Orthodontists

Personal Information

Native of: Phoenix, Arizona

Has lived in: Eagle River, AK since 1993

Family members: Wife: Beverly, Children: Robert, Jennifer, Rebecca, Carolyn, Sarah, Jonathon

Leisure activities: Woodworking, mechanics, hunting, fishing, computers, reading

Currently Involved in the following community organizations: LDS Church, Boy Scouts of America

Bet you didn’t know: Married for 41 years in 2016, moved 15 times in the first 18 years of marriage, but only once in the last 15 years. 23 grandchildren and counting.