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Meet the Dentists

Welcome Dr. Nick Methven!!


Dr. Nick Methven is the proud new owner of Aurora Dental Care here in Wasilla!  

Dentistry is Dr. Nick's calling and he knew even as a child that he had a passion for dentistry.  He has been caring for patients in the Mat-Su Valley for over 6 years and has been a Dentist for over 18 years. Dr. Nick still has the same passion for patient care as he had when he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy. Using state of the art materials, equipment and technology, Dr. Nick provides the highest level of excellency in dental care.

Dr. Nick has dreamed of creating a practice that is small enough to provide each and every patient personalized, quality care that meets their specific needs.  He strives to get to know all of his patients as well as possible to better serve their dental needs. He believes that at the heart of a successful Dentist is the connection to the patient. Together with his highly dedicated team of professionals he is thrilled to be creating the practice of his dreams, committed to serving our patients.

Dr. Nick and his wife live here in Wasilla with their two children, dogs and cat. Dr. Nick is an involved member of our community and has been active in coaching youth sports. offering education in our local schools, reading for Dr. Suess Day, is a current Board Member for youth baseball and Colony Knights softball. He generously gives support as his schedule permits.

In his spare time, Dr. Nick enjoys fishing, beekeeping, gardening, playing basketball. spending time with family and friends and watching his kids play sports.

Dr. Nick is always available to his patients on his cell phone.  If it is after hours and you or a family member are having a toothache or have any questions, please don't hesitate to call him at 907-841-1880.

We can't wait to see you at Aurora Dental Care, call us today to schedule an appointment 907-376-8400.

Dr. Del Jean Dedeker, DDS


Dr. Del Jean Dedeker was born in Los Angeles where her parents were in medical and physical therapy school. She grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota with her two brothers. She enjoyed a childhood around horses and working toward the pursuit of mastering the piano which she devoted much of her time to in high school. She attended Union College in Lincoln Nebraska and after three years was accepted to Loma Linda School of Dentistry where, after her first two years, she was given the honor of the Highest Achievement in Science and was the first female student at Loma Linda to receive the prestigious award. She then transferred to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to be closer to her husband who was in a medical residency in Minneapolis. Dr. Dedeker graduated there in 1986.

After practicing dentistry in Red Bluff, California for 7 years she and her husband moved to Wasilla in 1993. She joined Aurora Dental in 2005 and acquired ownership of the practice in 2010. She and her husband have 6 children – 3 boys and 3 girls.

Dr. Dedeker is highly proficient in nearly all disciplines of general dentistry including crown and bridge work, veneers, total mouth reconstruction, endodontics (root canal), removable restorations (partials and full dentures). Tooth-colored fillings are a trademark of the practice as she does not place amalgam (metallic) restorations. She is certified in Invisalign clear braces and greatly enjoys providing that style of orthodontics. She treats lots of children right along with their parents and many times their grandparents.

Her biggest challenge, and one she finds exceptionally satisfying, is emergency dentistry. A big part of Del Jean’s caregiving involves replacing missing teeth with implants. After 30 years of dentistry she is still deeply moved by the immensely positive reaction patients have after receiving major restorations such as implants or full dentures. Allowing people to smile again is her greatest reward.