Meet our Doctors
Hi, my name is Dr. Susan Polis and Thank you for checking out our website!
I have been involved with Dentistry since 1980 in the State of Alaska. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in Dental Hygiene that year and immediately moved to Alaska and began providing preventive care in many areas such as Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, Dutch Harbor, King Cove, Sand Point and Glennallen. I love Alaska and eventually found a full time position in Homer, Alaska where I worked from 1985-1990 as a registered Dental Hygienist.
In 1990, I decided to go further and began my journey to become a Dentist. I went to the University of Anchorage, Alaska and took a few requirements and refresher classes to pass the Dental Admission Test (DAT). I was accepted to Loma Linda University School in Loma Linda, California in 1993 and graduated in 1997 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
Since graduation, I have had practices in Yakutat, Barrow and Homer. I now spend most of my time in Homer where I live 3 weeks each month, and 1 week a month I am in Barrow providing high quality dental services. I absolutely love the field of dentistry and helping people to achieve their dream smiles.
As a member of the American Dental Society, Alaska Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry, I keep up with all of the newest innovations in the field. I recently underwent training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in neuromuscular, aesthetic and implant dentistry and am committed to providing excellent, caring dentistry,
In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, boating, and bowling. I have been an avid skier, both in snow and water most of my life, and enjoy camping and winter snowmachine trips as well.
My proudest achievement is my ability to provide friendly and quality care to my patients in Homer and Barrow and I have the most EXCELLENT Dental Team to work with!
Hello, my name is Dr. Kung Ou. I was born and raised in Southern California to parents in the donut business. From a young age, a healthy smile was a top priority of my family despite being surrounded by donuts. Although the importance of a healthy mouth was instilled in me at a very young age, my passion for the dental field did not start until my senior year of High School, when I took dental assisting classes at a vocational school and then I started working as a dental assistant at a dental office in Camarillo California. After High School, I attended University of California, San Diego where I studied Microbiology and continued to work as a dental assistant in Encinitas California and volunteered at St. Leos and St. John's Free Dental Clinic in Solana Beach California. After receiving my Bachelors Degree, I attended University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine where I began implementing all the knowledge I had acquired from being a dental assistant and from my mentors across the years. During dental school, I was involved with Student Government, the Pediatric Dental Club and Sgt. Clint Ferrin's Memorial Clinic for Veterans.
Like Dr. Polis, I am committed to keeping my knowledge of the dental field current with all the latest techniques and innovations to provide my patients with world class dental care. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists and I am an Affiliate Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
In my free time, I enjoy taking photos of wildlife, camping, snowboarding, volunteering, brewing beer and hanging out with my dog.
Meet the Team Members
Hi, my name is Katie. I am the Office Manager. I have been working with Dr. Polis since 2005. I was born and raised in Alaska. In my spare time I like to knit, read, do crafts and sew. In the summer, I try to enjoy every bit of sun and garden.
Hi, my name is Jennifer. I have been working for Dr. Polis since 2009 and I really like it. I attended the TVC Dental Assisting Program. I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy assisting because I'm constantly learning new things. In my spare time I enjoy camping, fishing and spending time with my husband and sons.
Hi, meet Rebecca our insurance coordinator. She has made Homer her permanent home since 1995. In her spare time she enjoys reading and walking her dog. During summertime she has a good deal of fun exploring the state of Alaska via motorcycle with her husband. She also likes to ride her bicycles and has competed in a couple triathlons as well as some super exciting 5k and 10k foot races.
Heather joined our team in 2015 as a dental assistant. Born in Minnesota, she has always called Homer home. After studying language in China, earning her degree in photo journalism stateside, and many other vast experiences traveling the world Heather has become part of our family, and helps take care of your smile any way she can.
Meet the Hygienists
Skya was born and raised in Homer, Alaska and graduated from high school in 2004, then proceeded to get bachelors degree in heath ecology from the University of Nevada Reno. After graduation she worked for Preventive Dental Services as a dental assistant and then went back to school to become a dental hygienist. Then she received a bachelors degree in science of dental hygiene in Orem, Utah. At her graduation ceremony she was awarded the Golden Scaler award. In her spare time she enjoys fishing in Alaska, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Tessa, is a 2009 Graduate from Dixie State University. She and her husband just recently moved to Homer from Utah. She travels with us to the Barrow clinic. She is a true pleasure to have on our team. In her spare time, she likes to fish and spend time with her pugs.