Our team of dedicated dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry with a passion for helping people love their smiles. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.
We are dedicated to staying on top of the latest diagnostic tools and treatments. It is our goal to give our patients healthy smiles of which they can be proud. We want to achieve that goal as easily as possible for our patients.
We couldn’t be the office we are without our staff. They are always helping patients by giving them the information they need to make the right decision. Our staff will discuss all of your options and what to expect. They are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. It is their goal to give you a satisfying experience every time you walk through our doors. Quite simply, they are great at what they do!
Dr. Wortham, DDS
Dr. Franklin Todd Wortham was born in Georgia but shortly thereafter moved to Alaska where he grew up. After working in the family tire business for several years out of high school, he set his sights on becoming a dentist. He attended Boise State University for his undergraduate studies and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2000. Dr. Wortham then returned to Alaska and opened a practice in Kenai, Alaska in 2000 and another practice in Boise, Idaho in 2004, practicing primarily in his Alaska office. In 2011 Dr. Wortham sold his practice in Kenai, Alaska and transitioned to Anchorage. This summer, Dr. Wortham opened a practice in Valdez and now splits time between the two.
Dr. Wortham enjoys road cycling, spending time with his family, and traveling. Technology and advances in dental medicine are of particular interest to him. He attends an abundance of advanced dental training every year. Dr. Wortham is a Fellow of the American Dental Implant Association, a certified Invisalign and Clear Correct provider, and a CEREC provider. Dr. Wortham has been a licensed general dentist since 2000. Dr Wortham has 4 children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Jorgensen, DDS
Dr. Seth Jorgensen grew up in Iowa where he attended both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. He graduated Iowa State University in 1996 with a B.S. in Zoology. After graduation, Jorgensen was accepted into the prestigious University of Iowa College of Dentistry, class of 2000. Since graduation, Dr. Jorgensen has practiced throughout Arizona until finding Carefree, AZ in 2003. He left Carefree in 2011 to spend more time with his family and to consult with struggling offices to bring them new life.
In the fall of 2012, his good friend and classmate, Dr. Todd Wortham, invited him to Anchorage to start an office from the ground up. A regular to Alaska in the summers to run the family fishing business, Dr. J jumped at the opportunity to work with his friend as well as spend more time in the state he loves.
Dr. Jorgensen is committed to lifelong education and improvement in the fields of dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Advanced CEREC training. His ongoing commitment to learning and improvement takes him to classes and seminars where emerging dental materials, methods and technology are evaluated and discussed. He applies what he learns to provide patients with the best long term results, durability and aesthetics with minimal discomfort.
Dr. Jorgensen’s practice philosophy is what he calls conservatively proactive to create occlusal harmony. By creating an equalized chewing occlusion to minimize stresses on any one tooth to prevent premature fractures, wear, and/or discomfort, happy health teeth are the results.
In his free time, Dr. Jorgensen enjoys many diverse hobbies. Since 1991, he has operated his family-owned commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska. He and his family started the first recycling center in his home town of Spencer, Iowa. He is a proficient skier and snowboarder who taught skiing at Sunrise Ski Park Resort in Pinetop, AZ. Dr. Jorgensen is an overall outdoor enthusiast who enjoys all activities from golf to hiking, camping to canoeing. His latest passion is vintage VW’s; has restored a 1963 VW “Combi” Single Cab pickup, and is working on 2 rare Type 34 European Karmen Ghia– less than 2000 of 20,000 remain.
Maria Mendes graduated in Dental School in the South of Brazil and worked as a General Dentist for 14 years with her father before moving to America in 2004.
In Arizona, she worked for 11 years in an Orthodontic Office.
With all that experience, she has been working with our team since 2016 as an Orthodontic treatment coordinator and assisting her husband, Dr. Seth Jorgensen.
She is a big Elvis Presley Fan and in her free time, she loves quilting, cross-stitching, walking her adopted dog Buster Brown, traveling to her home in Arizona or Brazil where she and her husband have a beautiful condo on the Atlantic Ocean!
Dr. Mendes is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Dr. Sara Park, DDS
Dr. Sara Park lived in Seattle before moving to Anchorage. She has enjoyed hiking and camping in the natural beauty of Alaska since 2018. She completed college in Washington, where she graduated from Walla Walla University with honors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Fine Art. Dr. Park then studied dentistry at the highly-regarded Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where she also graduated with honors and during which she volunteered at a number of community health clinics.
Dr. Park enjoys traveling, cooking vegetarian meals, and being outdoors. She is interested in the artistic aspects of dentistry, especially minimally-invasive gum treatments, Invisalign, and esthetic procedures. She is delighted to be part of a team that cares so much about their patients!
Connie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Serving Alaska for over 30 years Connie enjoys making smiles healthy and happy with the newest technology and gentle care. She is grateful for the opportunity to help improve your oral health. She loves what she does and that’s “the tooth!”
After graduating in 1991 I have stayed in Alaska and raised my family. I am excited to learn and excel in the Dental industry. When not selling houses or working at the office I enjoy skiing, playing with my rescue dog, and spending time with family.
My name is Nahir Strout I have been a Dental Assistant since 2003. I have worked for 2 other practices since 2004 in Eagle River and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity of working with Denali Family Dentistry. I’m originally from Venezuela, I attended School in Utah where I met my husband, we moved to Alaska in 1986 we have 2 children Jordan our daughter, our son Lee his wife Elli and our first grandbaby Sailor. We are proud to say that we are real Alaskans enjoying every outdoor activity this land has to offer, we love our summers and our winters to the fullest. I’m very excited to work and serve all of you.