About Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry

About Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry

We provide our patients with a dental experience that will promote a lifelong dental relationship built on trust, high quality of work, and exceptional patient care.
Dr. Samantha Mize

Our Philosophy

Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry is Anchorage’s newest, state-of-the-art pediatric dental clinic. Our top priority is helping your child achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Sam’s additional 2 years of training makes her uniquely qualified to treat little smiles, and our clinic environment makes it fun for kids of all ages. Dr. Sam opened Bitesize with a vision to provide quality, affordable care to the children of Alaska.
We focus on education and prevention to help teach children and their caregivers how to maintain healthy smiles. When a child does need treatment, we actively work with parents to help them understand their options, and are firm believers in not performing unnecessary work.
Here at Bitesize every patient is treated as if they were our own child. As a mother herself, Dr. Sam understands that raising a child is the most important job in the world and she is dedicated to providing the best care possible. Our team will always explain all treatment options and will help you make the best decision for your child's oral health.
We Take Insurance

We are in network with most insurance companies, including Denali Kid Care!

Meet Dr. Samantha Mize

Founder and Chief Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Samantha Mize, affectionately known as Dr. Sam, is a passionate advocate for children's oral health and the dedicated founder of Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry.

With a warm heart and a gentle touch, Dr. Sam has been transforming the dental experiences of young patients for close to a decade.
Dr. Samantha Mize

Education and Expertise

Dr. Sam earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, where her dedication to excellence in dentistry first flourished. She then pursued specialized training in pediatric dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina, solidifying her expertise in caring for the unique needs of children and adolescents. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of her field is unwavering, and she regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure that her patients receive the most advanced and compassionate care possible.
A Gentle Approach

What truly sets Dr. Sam apart is her exceptional ability to connect with young patients. She understands that a trip to the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many children, and Dr. Sam goes above and beyond to create a warm and inviting atmosphere at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry. She takes the time to build trust with her patients, ensuring they feel comfortable and safe throughout their visit.

A Dedicated Mother

Dr. Sam is not only a passionate dentist but also a loving mother. She is married with three wonderful children who keep her busy and inspired every day. Their family also includes two adorable dogs who bring joy and laughter to their home. As a mom herself, Dr. Sam deeply understands the concerns and priorities of parents when it comes to their children's health, and this personal connection drives her commitment to providing the best possible care to her young patients.

Community Involvement

Dr. Sam's commitment to giving back extends globally and locally. She has embarked on dental mission trips to Guatemala, providing essential dental care to underserved communities in need. In Anchorage, Alaska, she actively collaborates with Anchorage Head Start Programs, ensuring that young children have access to quality dental care and education.

Additionally, Dr. Sam and her dedicated team partner with Norton Sound Health Corporation to serve remote villages on the Seward Peninsula. They embark on journeys to these isolated communities, ensuring that children in these villages receive the dental care they deserve, even in the most challenging and remote environments.

Interests and Hobbies

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Sam enjoys a variety of interests and hobbies. She finds solace in camping, hiking, and fishing, immersing herself in the beauty of the great outdoors. Dr. Sam is also a culinary enthusiast who loves experimenting with new recipes and flavors in her kitchen. Her appreciation for the arts extends to live theatre, where she enjoys the magic of captivating performances. Traveling is another passion, allowing her to explore different cultures and broaden her horizons.

Family-Centered Care

Dr. Sam believes in a family-centered approach to pediatric dentistry. She works closely with parents and guardians, providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to support their child's dental health at home. Her goal is to empower families to prioritize oral health and establish lifelong habits that lead to beautiful, healthy smiles.

Join Dr. Sam at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sam and her team at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry are excited to welcome you and your child to their practice. With a deep passion for pediatric dentistry, a gentle touch, and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Sam is dedicated to ensuring that every child receives the best possible dental care in a warm and welcoming environment.

When you choose Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry, you're choosing a partner in your child's journey to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We look forward to serving your family and making dental visits a positive and enjoyable experience for your child.

Meet Dr. Bae

Associate Doctor

Dr. Bae's passion for pediatric dentistry is deeply rooted in his well travelled background and extensive training.

Born and raised in the vibrant city of Incheon, South Korea, he embarked on a remarkable journey that has led him to become a dedicated pediatric dentist serving the community at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Samantha Mize

International Education and Life Experiences

Dr. Bae's journey began with a unique blend of international experiences. After his formative years in South Korea, he ventured to the United Kingdom, where he attended boarding school. These early experiences broadened his horizons and instilled in him a love for learning and connecting with other cultures.

Educational Excellence

With a strong foundation in biology, Dr. Bae pursued his dream of becoming a dentist. He earned his biology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. He then went on to achieve his dental degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, where he honed his skills and knowledge.

Advanced Training and Specialization

Dr. Bae's commitment to excellence led him to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at APLA Health and Wellness. During this period, he gained valuable expertise in treating medically complex patients, preparing him for the challenges of pediatric dentistry.

Dedication to Pediatric Dentistry

Recognizing the importance of specialized care for children, Dr. Bae pursued advanced training in pediatric dentistry at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. This specialization reflects his dedication to providing young patients with the best dental care possible.

Family and Alaska: A Place to Call Home

Dr. Bae, along with his wife Joo and their baby Ian, has made Alaska their home. They have embraced the warm community and the breathtaking natural beauty that this state has to offer.

A Passion for Giving Back

Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Bae is passionate about giving back to the community. He enjoys participating in dental mission trips, where he extends his expertise to those in need.

A Life Beyond Dentistry

In his free time, Dr. Bae's interests include traveling, golfing, hiking, fishing, and spending cherished moments with his adorable dogs Morty and Mochi.

Dr. Bae's unique background, dedication to pediatric dentistry, and commitment to the community make him a valuable member of the Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry team. His goal is to create a positive and comfortable dental experience for your child while ensuring their oral health and well-being.

Schedule an appointment today and let Dr. Bae and his team at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry take care of your child's smile!

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Contact Dr. Samantha Mize to learn more about our comprehensive approach to dentistry, without focusing solely on a patient's dental treatment needs. We understand that the mental and emotional well-being of our patients is just as important as their dental health!