Meet our team!

At Pioneer Peak Dental Center our friendly and helpful staff is here to make your visit as pleasant and efficient as possible.

Dr. Tony Paden, D.D.S.

Dentist since 1984

Dr. Paden has been serving Palmer since 1984 providing quality service to all of his patients.

He regularly meets or exceeds Alaska's continuing education requirements in topics including Advanced Endodontics, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, Oral Surgery, Implants, TMJ and Advanced Rehabilitation Dentistry.

His hobbies include fishing, hunting, boating, reading, continuing education, and travel.



Kelsey works as our part time Registered Dental Hygienist. She is an honors graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage where she completed her Associates of Applied Science through the Dental Hygience Program in 2015.

Kelsey spent her first year outside of school working in Soldotna and Fairbanks but has enjoyed returning to her hometown community and serving its population.

Kelysey has lived in Alaska since 2004. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2015 and together they enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, cooking and spending time with family.


Office Manager

Holly works as our Office Manager, providing consultations, appointments, and helping ensure that every patient feels comfortable at our office.

She has lived in Alaska for 27 years and is a mom of four beautiful girls. Her hobbies include drawing, painting, hiking, glass and tile mosaic art, and spending time with her family.

Holly graduated with her certification as a dental assistant through the dental assisting program at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1990.



Eva works as a dental assistant here at our office. She graduated the Dental Assisting Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she received her certification in 2010.

She was originally born and raised in Germany and moved to Alaska in 1987. Her hobbies include painting, hiking, fishing, skiing, and spending time with her family.


Office Supervisor

Sally is Dr. Paden's wife and the office supervisor. She is responsible for patient and insurance billing as well as accounts receivable.

She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1986 where she obtained her associates of arts degree.

She has lived in Alaska for 31 years and enjoys many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and gardening. She also enjoys creating stained glass art which can be found around our office.