Heather Willis has split her time between Alaska and Colorado. She was born in Denver, but moved to Delta Junction when she was in 2nd grade. Once she graduated high school, she attended both undergraduate school and dental school in Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2004. She then went on to complete a 1-year General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado Hospital and then worked for Dental Aid, a not-for-profit dental clinic in Louisville and Longmont, CO. After having her second child, Heather moved back to Interior Alaska and took a position as the Dental Director for Interior Community Health Center in Fairbanks. In 2010, she joined the long established office of Dr James Cerney, which she purchased in December of 2010.
Heather is a tripartite member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Alaska Dental Society (ADS) and North Central District Dental Society (NCDDS). She served as the President of the NCDDS from 2010 to 2011. She went on to serve as Secretary of the ADS (2011 to 2012), President-Elect (2012 to 2013), and President (2013 to 2014). She was voted to serve as the Alaska Dental Society Delegate to the ADA for a term of two years (2015 to 2017). At the national level, Heather was chosen to represent the 11th District to serve on the ADA Council on Membership (2015 to 2019). She Chaired the Alaska Mission of Mercy which took place in Fairbanks August 7-8, 2015 and is currently chairing the Alaska Mission of Mercy which will be held in Fairbanks April 13-14, 2018. She is also serving as the Chair of Donated Dental Services in Alaska. Heather is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and was inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD) in October, 2013 into the American College of Dentists (ACD) in October, 2016.
Heather’s goal is to make you feel at home while we provide the highest quality care with your needs being the priority. Our team is highly trained with years of experience in treating patients with the utmost care. We take the time to educate and inform our patients and offer treatment plans tailored to your individual needs and desires.