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Refresh Your Expectations 

Welcome to the new era in dental care. It starts with a radical idea: if we want to take care of oral health, let's first take care of people. At Dr. Julie Veerman's 907DentSpa, we seek to provide you a remarkable experience that relaxes, restores, and refreshes. 

CLINIC OR SPA? 

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Our office atmosphere and range of services have been carefully designed to appeal to all five senses.

 

Butterfly-filledThe sights, sounds, smells, feel, and even the tastes are centered on a single concept: offering the most aesthetically pleasing experience possible. We strive to deliver an enhanced dental experience to you and your family with a range of spa amenities — at no additional cost and entirely optional (but we think you're going to love them!). Once you discover our approach to service, you will never again settle for traditional dentistry. And we think that's good for your health.

Reception Refreshments
Massage Chair
Relaxing Music
Aroma Therapy
Warm Stone Neck Wraps
Warm Parafin Hand Treatment
Hello, Ahh
What if your dentist was someone you actually looked forward to seeing? We don't think it's too much to ask. That's why we're devoted to making dental care something you can actually enjoy. If you're going to take time out of your day to sit back in a chair at the dentist, we think you should sit back and relax. 
Goodbye, Stress
 Most of us grew up believing dentistry was something to endure — an unpleasant ordeal in a sterile, intimidating clinic environment. That illusion ends the instant you step into our office. When you feel cared for, we think you'll take care of your oral health.
  •  Dr. Julie Veerman and her office are absolutely wonderful! I have never had such relaxing and great dental service.

    Melanie L.

  • From pitchers of ice water with fresh orange to massage chairs…kind of makes you think this place might be more like a spa than a dentist’s office. 

    Alan S.

  • It can be especially hard to get kids into the dentist without a battle. But this is pretty much the opposite of that. There's nothing quite like a massage chair to get your kids to come willingly.  

    Valerie B.

  • All the comforts of a dentist’s office? In the case of Dr. Julie Veerman’s office, I say, “Bring it on!” 

    Alan S.

OUR SERVICES

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We perform a full range of general preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for your entire family, including children.  From routine dental hygiene to complex procedures, we utilize the latest technology and the most advanced materials to deliver you the highest quality care.

Preventive

Comprehensive oral examinations + State-of-the-art digital radiography + Dental cleanings + Sealants + Instruction of proper home-care + Take-home oral health products

Restorative

Tooth colored fillings + Implant restorations + Crown and Bridge + Extractions, Partials and Dentures + Treatment of gum disease

Cosmetic

 In-office ZOOM!® Whitening+ Opalesence take-home bleaching + Inlays, onlays and veneers + Composite (non-metallic) fillings + Color-matched crowns

Modern Technology
Classic Artistry

TEAM

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We know that very few people are actually excited to visit the dentist, and many harbor very real fear and anxiety at the prospect. We aim to change all of that. With every visit, we seek to provide you an experience that is truly remarkable. That starts with remarkable people.

DR. JULIE VEERMAN

Dentist
Throughout her professional and academic career, Dr. Veerman has worked in virtually every capacity inside a dental office—from apprentice to lab assistant to receptionist to hygienist to doctor.

Read her biography.

TORIE KOBELNYK, RDH

Office Manager
A graduate of Chugiak High School and world traveler with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene, Torie brings curiosity and empathy to every new person and place she discovers.

Read her biography.

 

KATIE SCHULZ, RDH

Hygienist

With a certificate in dental assisting and Associates degree in dental hygiene, Katie knows her way around dentistry. Her light touch and calm demeanor may just have you sneaking a nap while in her chair.

Read her biography.

KIM SHILLINGER, RDH

Hygienist

Kim is a life long Alaskan. The real kind - living most of it in frigid Fairbanks, with frequent thaw out trips to the Hawaiian Islands. Fortunately for us, she now lives in Anchorage.
Read her biography.

KATIE CARLTON

Administrative Assistant

Professionalism personified. Katie is able to step into a new role as if it weren't new at all. She sets the bar for customer service and makes patient experience exceptional.
Read her biography.

KARA WATSON

Dental Assistant
Kara is a rare find. With innate patient care skills and a natural ability to connect with people, she will make your visit comfortable and stress-free.
Read her biography.
A moment of tranquility.
A lifetime of care.
  • I love to see people who avoid dentistry evolve into those who come in regularly because they are now relaxed in the chair and have seen positive results.

    Barbara Black, Dental Hygenist

PHOTOS

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Our office is a refuge for relaxation and care. Take a look around and discover why our patients look forward to coming to see us.

Brighten Your Smile.
Brighten Your Day.

 

Press

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See what others are saying about us.

CONTACT

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We'd love to see you soon...
  

You'll find us in the beautiful Alutiiq Center, a work of contemporary architecture inspired by Afognak Island and the region of the Alutiiq people. 

Location
 3909 Arctic Boulevard, Suite 205 Anchorage, Alaska 99503 

We are located in the Alutiiq Center at Arctic Boulevard and West 40th Avenue (halfway between Tudor and 36th Ave on Arctic).

Hours and Contact Information
Office Hours:  8am - 5pm Tuesday through Friday

Phone: 907-Dentspa (336-8772).

 

  • Your health and wellness are the reason we're here. We care about you, your dental health and your entire experience. My team is committed to changing the way you think about your dentist and the way you think about your smile.

    Julie Veerman, DDS

Patient Privacy

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Protecting the privacy of our patients is a commitment to you and to the law. The following is our legal description of our privacy practices that protect your patient information, but if you have any questions we will gladly address them.

 

Julie A. Veerman, DDS, LLC

Notice of Privacy Practices

 

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

 

 

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect 01/08/2014, and will remain in effect until we replace it.

 

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law, and to make new Notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. When we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and post the new Notice clearly and prominently at our practice location, and we will provide copies of the new Notice upon request.

 

You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice.

 

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

 

We may use and disclose your health information for different purposes, including treatment, payment, and health care operations. For each of these categories, we have provided a description and an example. Some information, such as HIV-related information, genetic information, alcohol and/or substance abuse records, and mental health records may be entitled to special confidentiality protections under applicable state or federal law. We will abide by these special protections as they pertain to applicable cases involving these types of records.

 

Treatment. We may use and disclose your health information for your treatment. For example, we may disclose your health information to a specialist providing treatment to you.

 

Payment. We may use and disclose your health information to obtain reimbursement for the treatment and services you receive from us or another entity involved with your care. Payment activities include billing, collections, claims management, and determinations of eligibility and coverage to obtain payment from you, an insurance company, or another third party. For example, we may send claims to your dental health plan containing certain health information.

 

Healthcare Operations. We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. For example, healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, conducting training programs, and licensing activities.

 

Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care. We may disclose your health information to your family or friends or any other individual identified by you when they are involved in your care or in the payment for your care. Additionally, we may disclose information about you to a patient representative. If a person has the authority by law to make health care decisions for you, we will treat that patient representative the same way we would treat you with respect to your health information.

 

Disaster Relief. We may use or disclose your health information to assist in disaster relief efforts. Required by Law.We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

 

Public Health Activities. We may disclose your health information for public health activities, including disclosures to:

 

National Security. We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody the protected health information of an inmate or patient.

 

Secretary of HHS. We will disclose your health information to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services when required to investigate or determine compliance with HIPAA.

 

Worker’s Compensation. We may disclose your PHI to the extent authorized by and to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to worker’s compensation or other similar programs established by law.

 

Law Enforcement. We may disclose your PHI for law enforcement purposes as permitted by HIPAA, as required by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose your PHI to an oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These oversight activities include audits, investigations, inspections, and credentialing, as necessary for licensure and for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.

 

Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose your PHI in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose health information about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process instituted by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made, either by the requesting party or us, to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.

 

Research. We may disclose your PHI to researchers when their research has been approved by an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your information.

 

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors. We may release your PHI to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also disclose PHI to funeral directors consistent with applicable law to enable them to carry out their duties.

 

Fundraising. We may contact you to provide you with information about our sponsored activities, including fundraising programs, as permitted by applicable law. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, you may opt out of receiving the communications.

 

Other Uses and Disclosures of PHI

Your authorization is required, with a few exceptions, for disclosure of psychotherapy notes, use or disclosure of PHI for marketing, and for the sale of PHI. We will also obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing your PHI for purposes other than those provided for in this Notice (or as otherwise permitted or required by law). You may revoke an authorization in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing your PHI, except to the extent that we have already taken action in reliance on the authorization.

 

Your Health Information Rights

Access.You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You must make the request in writing. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice. If you request information that we maintain on paper, we may provide photocopies. If you request information that we maintain electronically, you have the right to an electronic copy. We will use the form and format you request if readily producible. We will charge you a reasonable cost-based fee for the cost of supplies and labor of copying, and for postage if you want copies mailed to you. Contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice for an explanation of our fee structure.

 

If you are denied a request for access, you have the right to have the denial reviewed in accordance with the requirements of applicable law.

 

Disclosure Accounting. With the exception of certain disclosures, you have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your health information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. To request an accounting of disclosures of your health information, you must submit your request in writing to the Privacy Official.If you request this accounting more than once in a 12-month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to the additional requests.

 

Right to Request a Restriction. You have the right to request additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your PHI by submitting a written request to the Privacy Official. Your written request must include (1) what information you want to limit, (2) whether you want to limit our use, disclosure or both, and (3) to whom you want the limits to apply. We are not required to agree to your request except in the case where the disclosure is to a health plan for purposes of carrying out payment or health care operations, and the information pertains solely to a health care item or service for which you, or a person on your behalf (other than the health plan), has paid our practice in full.

 

Alternative Communication. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations. You must make your request in writing. Your request must specify the alternative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation of how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. However, if we are unable to contact you using the ways or locations you have requested we may contact you using the information we have.

 

Amendment. You have the right to request that we amend your health information. Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended. We may deny your request under certain circumstances. If we agree to your request, we will amend your record(s) and notify you of such. If we deny your request for an amendment, we will provide you with a written explanation of why we denied it and explain your rights.

 

Right to Notification of a Breach. You will receive notifications of breaches of your unsecured protected health information as required by law.

 

Electronic Notice. You may receive a paper copy of this Notice upon request, even if you have agreed to receive this Notice electronically on our Web site or by electronic mail (e-mail).

 

Questions and Complaints

If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us.

 

If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or if you disagree with a decision we made about access to your health information or in response to a request you made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or to have us communicate with you by alternative means or at alternative locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. You also may submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to file your complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon request.

 

We support your right to the privacy of your health information. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Our Privacy Official: Julie A. Veerman, DDS, LLC

Telephone: (907) 336-8772

Address: 3909 Arctic Blvd., Suite 205 Anchorage, Alaska 99503

www.julieveerman.com

 

Reproduction of this material by dentists and their staff is permitted. Any other use, duplication or distribution by any other party requires the prior written approval of the American Dental Association. This material is educational only, does not constitute legal advice, and covers only federal, not state, law. Changes in applicable laws or regulations may require revision. Dentists should contact their personal attorneys for legal advice pertaining to HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rules and regulations. © 2010, 2013 American Dental Association. All Rights Reserved.