Our Team

Excellent general and cosmetic dentistry clinic in Kodiak

We are a Kodiak-based dental clinic providing quality dental care for the whole family specializing in general dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry. For everything from routine cleanings and fillings to teeth whitening and implants, you're in good hands with our experienced team. Give your dental health the boost you deserve and call us today! 

Meet The Doctors


Dr. Hyrum Murdoch

Dr. Murdoch is originally from southeast Idaho but has called Alaska home since 2003. He graduated from Bartlett High School in Anchorage where he met his future spouse. Dr. Murdoch and his wife Kristen have been married for 10 years and have 4 energetic boys. They have enjoyed traveling the country and experiencing new places and cities. They were excited however to return to the hiking, fishing, and hunting of the great Alaskan outdoors while raising their family. 
 
Dr. Murdoch received his dental education as a member of the inaugural class of the College of Dental Medicine Illinois at Midwestern University. Dr. Murdoch followed a career in dentistry after his studies in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University – Idaho. Dr. Murdoch is an active member of the American and Alaska State dental societies. Dr. Murdoch enjoys providing comfortable and compassionate dentistry to his patients including oral conscious sedation dentistry for patients with high fear and anxiety for dental appointments. He has always found joy in serving and helping members in the community and even more so since his return to Alaska.  

Meet Dr. James Penfield

Dr. Penfield received his dental degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and his Bachelor's at Brigham Young University, majoring in Spanish and Zoology. He has since received continued training on implants, cosmetics, lasers, three-dimensional radiology, sedation, invisible braces, as well as other aspects of dentistry. James has flown around the world to train with some of the best dental professionals. He is a member of the ADA, AGD, Sustaining member of the AACD, he also studies at the prestigious KOIS center and Masterships at the ICOI. A member of Crown Council and Richardson Group Coaching. Dr Penfield and his team keep their knowledge up to date in the most advanced procedures and technologies and most important, they LOVE taking care of you and your family!

Dr. Penfield is an easy going and fun loving guy who grew up working in his father’s lumber business and also worked as a scuba instructor while in dental school. Overcoming cancer at a young age developed him into a caring and understanding Individual with a high respect for quality of life and how he can improve it for others.

Both loving the outdoors, Dr. Penfield and his wife moved to Alaska in 2004 to seek adventure.

He has since had three wonderful children and enjoys watching his children and his practice grow. So few people can really say they love what they do. For James it is a reality.

Meet Dr. Michael Cady

Dr. Cady moved to Pocatello when he was seven with his parents and four siblings. Michael graduated from Pocatello High School. After serving a two-year mission for his church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, receiving his Bachelors degree in Biology. He then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, receiving his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry. Following this he completed the 2.5 year program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City for post-doctorate studies / residency with specialization in Periodontics. He is currently a supervising Dentist for the Dental Hygiene clinic at Idaho State University.

He and his wife Angela have 3 wonderful children. Dr. Cady enjoys golfing, fly fishing, snow sports, but mostly his family. He is thrilled to be returning to the Pocatello area to be closer to family and enjoy the quality of life that comes with living in Southeastern Idaho. 

Dr. Cady is a member of the following professional organizations: 
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  •  South Eastern Idaho Dental Association

Dr. Richard Luff

Dr. Luff has been practicing orthodontics in Anchorage since 2014. Dr. Luff attended dental school at The Ohio State University, where he graduated first in his class and received numerous awards for his accomplishments in patient care and academics. After acquiring his Doctorate, he served in the US Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf AFB to care for the dental needs of the military men and women of Alaska. Dr. Luff currently resides in Palmer where his wife’s family has lived since the 1940s. They have 3 young children, one cat, and one yellow lab. He loves the outdoors and spends most of his free time fishing, skiing, rafting, ice climbing, and anything else that gets him into the wilds of Alaska. He is a lifelong learner, constantly striving to improve as a clinician through continuing education and collaboration with other dental professionals. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Alaska Dental Society. Dr. Luff is excited to be able to utilize his talents for creating beautiful smiles to benefit the people of Alaska.

Dr. Jeff Marks

Dr. Jeff Marks graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in medical biology and chemistry. He attended dental school at the University of Washington where he served as the student body president. He then completed a pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a focus on craniofacial anomalies and emergency trauma. Dr. Marks is on the surgical staff at Seattle Children's Hospital and teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a certified wilderness EMT, he spends a few weeks each year providing disaster/humanitarian relief (and balloon animals) to children in remote villages around the world. Dr. Marks enjoys mountaineering, sea kayaking, and traveling with his family.

Our approach

Our top priority is to keep you smiling! We believe that dental health is central to your general well-being and we are proud to be able to help you maintain healthy teeth and address any dental problems you face over the years. 

We are dedicated to helping you with routine dental health maintenance and we also provide various services for special needs. Count on BridgeView Dental for comprehensive, long-term dental care for the whole family. 

Our team

We do everything we can to make your experience stress-free and comfortable, whether you are a long-term patient or a first-time visitor. Our team is friendly and professional, so you can feel at ease knowing you are in good hands. 

Our experienced dental hygienists take care of your routine cleanings and assist the dentists with special procedures, while our office staff maintains all paperwork for insurance and medical records to help us monitor your health and needs over time. 

We are committed to helping our patients through all situations and are happy that you choose to count on us year after year!

Call us to schedule an appointment today! (907) 486-3257

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