Meet Our Team

Bethany Mitchell

Operations Manager

Hello! If you are a current patient you have probably talked to me on the phone as I have worked for Dr. Gurr for over 3 years now! I have been in the dental field for over 17 years and love helping people gain confidence with their new smiles! I am a third generation Alaskan with deep roots in the Matanuska Valley. My great grandparents came here in 1935 with the colonization project and we have been here ever since! Outside of work I love spending time with my children and doing DIY projects on my home.

Terra Swartzbacker

Hygienist

I was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska and love what this beautiful state has to offer. I enjoy being outside and have a passion for kayaking and hiking with my two dogs. I also enjoy a good game of football, Let’s Go Bucs!

I have always had an interest in health care, and once I learned how oral health directly affects your body – I felt passionate about educating on why oral health is so important. For me, Dental Hygiene was a great career choice. Not only do I get to educate, but I am able to meet and build relationships with people in our community.

I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with my Associates in Dental Hygiene, but went back to get my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. I love that I am able to provide care to the community that I grew up in and am excited to meet you!

Kaienne Martin

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi I’m Kaienne Martin and I am a scheduling coordinator here as well as help in the back when needed! I was born and raised in the Mat-Su Valley. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family, doing house projects or outdoor activities. I’m currently going to school for my Bachelors in Health Sciences. I love working in the dental field because I get to see everyone’s smiling faces and learn all the cool ways that dental care contributes to your overall health.

Hannah Manasco

Dental Assistant

My name is Hannah Manasco and I am one of the assistants here at Lucille Dental, and a graduate of the Assisting program through UAA. I was born and raised in Alaska, where I found my love for the outdoors. When I am not assisting our wonderful doctors, I am out hiking, fishing or playing with my pups.
Dental is my passion and I am excited to be able to make a positive change in our community.

Jessica Pilipaka

Dental Assistant

Hey, I’m Jessica Pilipaka and I am one of the dental assistants. I was born in Washington, raised in Tennessee and currently reside in Alaska. I grew up in a big bilingual family speaking Russian/Ukrainian and English. I’m grateful to be able to serve the community through the dental field, along side the amazing doctors. When I am not at work I enjoy being outdoors with friends and family exploring new parts of Alaska. I’m happy to be able to meet our community through my passion and love for the dental field.