Dr. Dallin Young
I have always wanted to work with children. Pediatric dentistry is particularly rewarding, because I get to be part of children’s first impression of dental care. Helping children by easing their pain so they can eat, sleep, and concentrate, literally changes their lives!
I always strive to make dental visits fun and informative. From a check-up and cleaning to getting a filling, each visit is a chance to educate and motivate. I love helping my patients learn about their mouth, why it’s important to take care of it, and how to do so. Getting a hug by a patient at the end of their visit, and seeing their happy smiles, makes every day rewarding for me.
My Education & Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Brigham Young University
- Master of Science in Zoology, Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
- Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Training, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
I continually update my knowledge of pediatric dentistry by participating in local and national continuing education courses. By staying at leading-edge of developments in technology, treatment options, and materials, I’m able to ensure my patients receive the highest level of care.
In 2009, I became board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and earned the highest clinical and educational achievement in pediatric dentistry. As part of my commitment to continue expanding my knowledge, I’m an active member of the:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Alaska State Dental Association
I was raised at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah, and am extremely excited to live in Fairbanks, Alaska! I love Alaska and have wanted to live here ever since my father took me fishing at the Kenai Peninsula for high school graduation in 1991. My wife, Susan, and I have four wonderful children. In my spare time, I enjoy everything outdoors, particularly fishing, camping, and going on outside “adventures” with my family.
In the Community
I feel it is important to be active in our community. For that reason, I am an annual participant in the national "Give Kids A Smile" day. On the designated day in February, I spend time providing dental treatment to children who do not have dental insurance and are unable to afford dental care.
Educating children about dental health is an activity I enjoy tremendously. One of my favorite opportunities to teach children about dental health is to give presentations in their classrooms. A dragon or kangaroo puppet will keep the children’s attention as we discuss proper brushing, flossing, and healthy diet habits. We distribute tooth care kits for the children to take home and practice their brushing skills.