Tomas Holbrook, DDS
Tomas Holbrook, DDS joined the KANA Dental Team on Monday, February 1st and serves as the Dental Director. Prior to coming to KANA, Dr. Holbrook spent the last 35 years running his own practice in Yakima, Washington and recently passed on his practice to his son-in-law. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Washington in 1980 and is currently licensed in the State of Washington. Dr. Holbrook is an avid fisherman and pilot and is thrilled to be finishing out his Dental career in Kodiak.
Heather Parker, RDH
Heather was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. She graduated from Kodiak High School in 1991, attended Seattle Pacific University where she began her college studies, and worked as a dental hygiene summer intern at KANA while attending dental hygiene school in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from Portland Community College with an Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene degree in 1995, Heather began full time employment at KANA in September of 1995. Her hobbies include subsistence fishing, berry picking, camping and traveling with her family. Heather says the best thing about working at KANA is providing dental care and education to our beneficiaries. “It’s such a privilege to provide care for all of our beneficiaries and growing up in Kodiak, many of our patients are my own friends and family. Having worked at KANA for so long I’ve had the honor of providing services to an entire generation… and now their children are becoming my patients. I love what I do!”
Amanda Miles, DHAT, CDA
Amanda is KANA's first DHAT, Dental Health Aide Therapist, a recent graduate of the ANTHC/UW program and is excited to bring her new skills back home to Kodiak. She enjoys spending time with family, fishing, camping and cooking. Amanda's grandparents, Helen and Dudie Wolkoff of Akhiok and Ouzinkie, taught her to be a hard worker at a young age and for that she's thankful.
"I've always wanted to go back to school but did not want to go out of state, the DHAT program and KANA made it possible for me to continue my education within the State of Alaska and to become a mid-level dental provider helping people of my community."
Stephen Tullis, DDS
Stephen Tullis joins the KANA Dental Team, bringing his skills from Nebraska and a long line of dentists in his family. Dr. Tullis practiced as a General Practice Dentist in Lincoln, working on children, adults and elderly patients since 1994. Dr. Tullis bought his own practice in 1996 and formed a successful partnership with his father until February of 2016. Dr. Tullis is glad to be bringing his skills to serve our beautiful and unique Kodiak communities.
Carolyn Knowles, RDH
Carolyn was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. She graduated from Kodiak High School in 1982 and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with an Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene in 2014. Her dental career started in 1998 in Anchorage at ANMC and the VA dental clinics. Carolyn has worked as a general chairside assistant, as well as the lead oral surgery assistant for ANMC. She started working at KANA in March of 2014. Hobbies include racquetball and beachcombing. Carolyn says the best thing about working at KANA is educating and providing service to the beneficiaries. “It is a pleasure to work with and provide care for so many friends and family members here in Kodiak.”