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.

Tracey Joyce, R.D.H.


Tracey works as our Dental Hygienist providing patients with optimum oral health care. She got her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at University of Tennessee Health Science in 1993.

She moved here from Memphis Tennessee with her husband Danny. She has three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys outdoors 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 since 1983 and is a mom of six 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 Hansen, R.D.A.


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.

Ivy Heffele


Ivy graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016 with a certificate in Dental Assistant.

She was born and raised in Alaska, a true Matanuska Made kid. Her passions include, hard hikes in Hatcher Pass, hunting, driving her truck, and woodworking with pallets.


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.