Meet the Doctors

Dr. Meghan Foster :

Dr. Meghan Foster

Dr. Meghan Foster came to Alaska after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2008.  Prior to dental school, she played Division I soccer at the University of Colorado.

While in undergraduate school, she earned two bachelor degrees; one in Journalism, as well as one in Kinesiology/Applied Physiology.  After dental school, Dr. Foster went on to complete a 2-year pediatric dental residency program with the Alaska Native Medical Center.  After completion of the residency, she became a board certified pediatric dentist.

Her passion has always been to treat children and to give them smiles that they feel proud of.  Dr. Meghan especially enjoys working with children and families that come to her with special needs. She has taken dental mission trips to Romania, and works with local outreach programs through UAA, Give kids a Smile, Anchorage Project Access and the Alaska Dental Mission of Mercy.

She is a member of the  American Dental Association, Alaskan Dental Society, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Not only did Dr. Foster attend the University of Colorado dental school, her husband did as well! They are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl, and a darling son. They keep busy outside of the dental office enjoying everything from family soccer games to fishing, camping, and skiing. As far as they are concerned, nothing is better than the Alaskan outdoors!

Dr. Almut Tropp :

Dr. Almut Tropp

Dr. Almut Tropp is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She has lived and studied all over the world, including Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Dr. Tropp obtained her bachelors degree in Neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts (in addition to loving everything about attending a women's college, Dr. Tropp was also able to bring her horse with her and compete on the dressage team!). Upon graduating, she received a DAAD fellowship to study Rhett Syndrome at the University of Heidelberg in Germany (she dreams about German bread, delicious chocolate, and hilltop castles every day!). After conducting research full time for a few years, Dr. Tropp attended dental school at the University of California San Francisco and graduated in 2012 (she followed her brother's footsteps - he graduated from UCSF two years ahead of her and is now an oral surgeon!). While in dental school, she was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious national dental honor society and also held several leadership positions including president of the Student Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Following dental school, Almut received specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (she still craves Greater's ice cream and Skyline chili!). She absolutely loves being a pediatric dentist and working with the most interesting, hilarious, and sweet demographic ever!

Dr. Tropp's greatest passion in life is her family. Her husband is also a dentist (they met in dental school), and along with their two young children, they enjoy traveling (domestic & international) and exploring the outdoors. Dr. Tropp's most recent greatest accomplishment is taking her 2 and 5 year old on several 10 and 14+ hour red eye flights all by herself! Dr. Tropp is committed to service and has gone on several service missions to Cambodia, in addition to participating in many local community events. Having two children of her own has only increased her desire to connect with and provide a fun, relaxing dental experience for as many other children as she can! She is excited to be part of the Denali dental family and can't wait to get to know all of you!

Dr. K.C Rabatin :

Dr. K.C Rabatin

Dr. K.C. Rabatin received her degree in Psychology and Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2004 from the University of Colorado. After pursuing personal interests, she went on to attend the School of Dental Medicine at the same university. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a board certified pediatric dentist.

After graduating in 2012, she came to Alaska for a 2-year specialty training in pediatrics, as children have always been her favorite patients. Dr. K.C. completed her residency in pediatric dentistry with the Alaska Native Medical Center before coming to join Denali Pediatric Dentistry as one of our associate dentists.

Dr. K.C has donated her time with Global Dental Relief in Cambodia, Anchorage Project Access, and Give Kids a Smile.

Away from the dental office, she enjoys the outdoors. From alpine and Nordic skiing to biking, hiking and mountain climbing – Dr. Rabatin is never at a loss for adventures in the Alaskan wild!

Meet the Team

Jill Black, RDH : Dental Hygienist

Jill Black, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Jill is compassionate, caring and fun and brings those amazing qualities to her work with children in the dental office. Jill has the goal to create a healthy relationship with dentists that will last a lifetime and making home care fun for every patient.   Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Jill moved to Alaska in 2010 for an adventure. Jill has worked as a dental hygienist for 17 years, joining Denali Pediatric Dentistry 2 years ago, and loves the fun and relaxed atmosphere that Denali creates for the kids.   Outside of the office Jill can be found outside hiking, fishing or hunting with her young daughter, husband and two dogs.

Heidi Henrie, RDH : Dental Hygienist

Heidi Henrie, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Heidi is kind, gentle and compassionate and brings those amazing qualities to her work with children in the dental office. Heidi and her family moved to Alaska in 2002. Heidi has worked as a dental hygienist for 15 years, joining Denali Pediatric Dentistry recently after taking time off to spend time with her family. Outside of the office Heidi can be found outside hiking, fishing or hunting with her three children and her husband Clint.

Stella : Dental Assistant

Stella

Dental Assistant

Stella makes it a goal to help every child enjoy a positive experience when they come to our office for an appointment. She loves working alongside our dentists to deliver excellent dental care to even the youngest of patients. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hunting and fishing.  Originally from California Stella has made Alaska her home for the last three years and with Denali Pediatric since 2014.

Misty : Dental Assistant

Misty

Dental Assistant

Misty has a fun and caring nature, she loves to have fun at the office and share that fun dental experience with all her patients. Misty has two teenagers and outside of the office you will find her at the mall with her daughter or basketball games with her son. Misty has called Anchorage her home for the last twenty years and Denali Pediatric for 3 years.

Jenn R : Dental Assistant

Jenn R

Dental Assistant

Jenn is funny, enthusiastic and compassionate and brings those amazing qualities to her work with children in the dental office. Jenn loves having a job that encourages her to chat with kids about their interests and make them laugh and smile. Raised in rural Point Hope, Alaska, Jenn has lived in Anchorage for the last 6 years, and with the team at Denali Pediatric Dentistry for 2 years.  Jenn is serving on an advisory committee with the Southcentral Dental Foundation for training of dental assistants for native communities.

Stacie : Office Manager

Stacie

Office Manager

Stacie is our office manager and has been a part of the Denali team since 2010. She studied Finance and Accounting at the University of Alaska. She enjoys managing the Denali team and getting to know all of the wonderful patients that we serve. Outside of the office you can find Stacie in the river catching fish with her two dogs, Suki and Rocco.