Dr. Robert Dekay, DMD

Dr. Robert Dekay, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  

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Dr. Robert Dekay, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Eagle River, AK and has been practicing for 12 years. He practices orthodontics.Read his story

Eagle River Orthodontics

16635 Centerfield Dr Ste 201

Eagle River, AK 99577
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This content was provided by Dr. Dekay "I feel truly blessed to spend my days helping so many remarkable people. Our connections enrich not only my life, but the lives of my staff and my family. Seeing a person open up and happily smile with confidence is a great thing. Orthodontics allows me to help people change their lives: their personality and self-confidence blossom as they no longer feel self-conscious about crooked teeth. I experience a lot of personal satisfaction help people overcome their insecurities by creating the healthiest, most beautiful smile for them. I am passionate about the care I provide. I treat my patients the same way I would treat family members. I want my patients to be proud of the smile they’ve achieved: it takes hard, coordinated work from both of us to achieve the perfect results! I love how everyone is different, how each person has a unique smile and unique personality. I feel honored to be part of so many people’s lives and treasure the friendships that develop during treatment. It truly makes me happy to see patients, present and former, out in our community, happily sharing their smile with others. Dr. Robert E. DeKay EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Chugiak High School, Eagle River, AK Bachelor of Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Cincinnati, University Hospital Orthodontic Certificate, University of Louisville School of Dentistry Continuing education is part of Dr. DeKay’s commitment to his patients. Each year he completes many courses, in addition to attending meetings, lectures, and seminars. He takes classes through the prestigious Kois Center for Dental Excellence and remains current on research findings published in orthodontic and dental journals. By pursuing continuing education, Dr. DeKay ensures he’s up-to-date on trends, technologies, and techniques. This allows him to deliver the best, most effective orthodontic treatment in the shortest amount of time, and creates the strongest, happiest smiles for his patients. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Association of Orthodontists Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Alaska State Society of Orthodontists PERSONAL LIFE Dr. DeKay grew up in a military family. He was born in Arizona but lived in Massachusetts, Georgia, Japan, Texas, Kentucky, and Germany before coming to Eagle River in 1993. After graduating from Chugiak High School in 1995, he served a two year church mission in Korea and then returned to Eagle River while attending the University of Alaska in Anchorage. After he finished dental school and his residencies, Dr. DeKay returned to Eagle River and loves being home. Dr. DeKay and his wife, Bethany who’s originally from Anchorage, have four children: Hannah, Winnie, Bobby, and Jack. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. DeKay is usually building something at home or camping throughout the state. He loves Valdez: in 2010 he took over a practice there and now feels it’s his second home. In the winter Dr. DeKay enjoys time at the family cabin and riding snow machines. During the summer he spends as much time on the water as possible."
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This content was provided by Dr. Dekay "At Eagle River Orthodontics, you can feel confident that you'll be treated as a top priority. This is because your orthodontists, Drs. Eldon & Robert DeKay, make sure that the most important person in our office is you - the patient. With this practice philosophy, Drs. DeKay can guarantee a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. The doctors and their staff work hard to bring healthy, happy smiles to Eagle River, Alaska."

1  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

16  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite

18  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Facebow Headgear
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Invisalign®
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

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  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Louisville / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Cincinnati Medical Center / Advanced Education In General Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Louisville / School of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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