Meet Our Team

Bethany Mitchell

Operations Manager

Hello! My name is Bethany and I have been in the dental field for over 17 years and I have been a part of Dr. Gurr’s team for over 2 years! I love dentistry because of the positive feedback and changes we see in our patients everyday! I am a lifelong Alaskan and reside in Wasilla with my husband and 3 kids. My husband and I love working on our home and spending as much time with our family as possible!

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.