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Meet Dr. Peet

Dr Peet completed his undergraduate education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah from 1977-1980, obtaining a B.S. degree in Biology. Alan graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1984 and then completed a 1-year General Practice Residency at the University of Utah. During this year, they were blessed with the birth of their first child Erik and decided to join the Air Force.
The Peet’s first assignment as a General Dentist was Luke Air Force Base, Arizona where they were stationed from 1985-1989. While at Luke, their family grew with the birth of twins Ally and Ashley and Alan was accepted for specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In May 1989, they moved on to San Antonio, Texas where Alan completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas in 1993. He remained on the teaching staff following graduation for one year. In 1994, he furthered his education through fellowship training in Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Northwest Facial Surgery in Seattle, Washington. Dr Peet then joined the David Grant Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency teaching staff from 1995-1999 and served as the residency program director for 2 years. He spent the next four years as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ramstein AB, Germany. Dr Peet and family returned to San Antonio in 2003 and finished his military career assigned to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio Texas. Colonel Peet retired from the Air Force having served his country for 21 years 5 months and 22 days. His Military awards and decorations consist of: The Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation medal and The Air Force Achievement Medal. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the Society of and a member of the American Dental Association. Dr Peet has been an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board Examiner for six years and a lecturer at a National Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review course for 10 years.
Dr Peet is married to his wife of 30 years Nancy Hebertson Peet. They have three children: Erik Ally and Ashley.


Meet Dr. Turella

Dr. Stephen Turella, a Tacoma native, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1996 with a degree in Natural Sciences. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2002. Immediately following his graduation, he joined the Army, as part of the Health Profession Scholarship program, and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Fort Lewis, WA. He was then assigned to the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division and served as their Brigade Dental Surgeon for 2 years. This assignment included a 9-month deployment to Mosul, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return he began his Oral and maxillofacial Surgery residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He completed his residency in 2009 and was transferred to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX where he served as a staff surgeon and Assistant Program Director at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. In June 2013, Dr. Turella left the Army, after 11 years of service, with the rank of Major.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists.
When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kirsti and daughters Libby and Clare. He enjoys fishing, watching movies and making homemade pizza. He is also an avid sports fan, especially of Seattle sports teams.