KIC Tribal Dental Clinic Review

KIC Tribal Dental Clinic is a Tribal Health Clinic that is located on the Ketchikan Island, Southeast Alaska. After the state recognized the Ketchikan Indian Community as a Native tribe in 1940, the community established the KIC Tribal Dental Clinic in 1997 to serve the locals in healthcare services. Today, KIC Tribal Dental Clinic is responsible for multilevel medical and social welfare of the Alaska Natives as well as American Indians living in Gateway Borough. There are a number of features that make KIC Tribal Dental Clinic a preferred medical facility on the island.

Doctors and Staff

Dr. Elmer Guerrero is the director at the KIC Tribal Dental Clinic. He holds a D.D.S from the Wisconsin based Marquette University School of Dentistry. He worked in with SEARCH and Navajo in Arizona before joining KIC Tribal Dental Clinic 2 years after its establishment. Lauren Mirsky is a Registered Dental Hygienist and licensed to practice dental care in 5 states. She practiced as a private dental practitioner for 10 years before joining KIC Tribal Dental Clinic in 1997. The team of the dentist at KIC Tribal Dental Clinic is also served by Candy Williams an Orthodontic Assistant certified in dental care CDA/COA. Prior to joining KIC Tribal Dental Clinic, she served in the Indian Health Service, since the late 1970s, and SEARHC.


KIC Tribal Dental Clinic deals with orthodontics, crowns, bridges, dentures, partial dentures, bleaching, night-guard, and sports-guards. The procedures involved include root canals, routine or surgical extractions, fillings, preventive services, cleaning and hygienic services, x-rays and examinations.

Reviews and Ratings

Reviews at rate KIC Tribal Dental Clinic as 100 percent effective and efficient in service delivery, client interactions and on the technology employed. The 25 clients who rated KIC Tribal Dental Clinic a 5-star dental clinic narrate of a conducive atmosphere for a customer at the clinic that always provides results that are beyond their expectations. However, KIC Tribal Dental Clinic’s Facebook page gives the dental clinic 2.9 stars owing to several disadvantaged experienced by the clients. Some reviewers narrate of services that are low class and always congested due to low staff and high turnout of clients.


Although KIC Tribal Dental Clinic is hardly closed on weekdays, it is important for clients to confirm with the clinic on the website to avoid inconveniences, especially during emergencies. Clients can request appointments through the clinic’s online platform or get the dental services at KIC Tribal Dental Clinic conveniently by contacting the offices located at the Clinic Administration;

2960 Tongass Avenue

Ketchikan, AK 99901.

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Posted by Ketchikan Indian Community and Tribal Health Clinic – KIC on Friday, February 23, 2018