Dr. Ben Massey

G. Ben Massey, DMD-University of Kentucky

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 13 years since I stepped off a plane at the Anchorage airport and immediately saw Dr. Michael Darling’s giant polar bear in the old Alaska Airlines terminal. Little did I know that I would soon meet Michael and Lucy Darling and go on to work with them for over a decade at the Darling Dental Group.

Now that the Darlings are enjoying a well-earned retirement, I am excited to open a brand new practice with some familiar faces. Lana, Stacy, Tracy and myself are committed to delivering the highest quality of comprehensive dental care available in Southcentral Alaska.

Whether you are an old friend or deciding on a dentist, give us a call or stop on by. We will be happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Once again, thank you for considering Arctic Family Dental. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.

Our Dental Team Members

Lana Tebbits
Lana TebbitsOffice Manager
In my 13 years in the dental field, I have become fluent in all aspects of dental assisting, treatment planning, insurance and administration. My introduction to the delivery of dental healthcare as a dental assistant came from where my heart lies, in Rural Alaska.

Iñupiaq-born and raised in Northwest Alaska, instilled in me are principles of hard work, positive thinking and the need to keep moving forward. Although I had learned a lot as a dental assistant, I longed to advance in the field and relocated to Anchorage. With my resume braced in a wide range of administrative, clinical and technological knowledge, I got a position with the Darling Dental Group as an administrative assistant where I also filled in as a dental assistant when needed. Fast forward 11 years, not long after seeing Dr. Darling into retirement, I got hired by Dr. Massey to help him run his practice. I am proud to work with a dentist I trust to make available the best possible dental healthcare.

Stacy Minkler
Stacy MinklerRDH
Dr. Massey is pleased to announce that Stacy Minkler – Hygienist has joined his practice.

Stacy worked with Dr. Massey for 7 years at the Darling Dental Group before joining him at Arctic Family Dental. They collaborated during this time to ensure the optimal periodontal diagnosis and treatment for each patient.

Stacy is well known among her patients for being thorough, yet gentle in her treatment. Whether you need a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), a pre-radiation/chemo/surgery cleaning or simply a prophy (standard cleaning) you are in good hands with Stacy!

Tracy Pabel
Tracy PabelDental Assistant
I was born in Tampa, Florida and moved to Alaska with my family in 1988. I have called Alaska my home ever since. I graduated from Chugiak High School in 1995. I married my husband Rob in 2004 and we have a 10-year-old son named Trip. I attended Auburn Dental Assisting Program in Auburn, Alabama and obtained my certification in 2013. I have been working as a dental assistant for the last 3 years. After serving 20 years in the Army, my husband retired and we moved back to Alaska. In my free time, I like spending time with my family camping and fishing in Seward and attending various sporting events that my son is involved in.