Island dental Offices

Deer Isle – Stonington’s dental practices, located within the Island Medical Center.


Island Dental Offices

Our coastal Maine dental practices are located at Island Medical Center in the town of Stonington, on beautiful Deer Isle. Access to the facility – shared by two dental practices – from the neighboring mainland communities is facilitated by a well-maintained bridge.

Drs. Wendy Alpaugh and Brian van Emmerik, along with their excellent staff, have provided dental care to generations of islanders. Their practices prioritize compassionate, innovative, and quality care for patients of all ages.

Drs. Alpaugh and van Emmerik are proud that their practices extend beyond the four walls of their offices and directly into the community. Both dentists donate oral health services and education at local schools and to residents of Island Nursing Home. In addition, the dentists work closely with Island Health & Wellness Foundation to provide reduced-fee care to those who are uninsured or unable to pay for needed dental care.

Whether you live, work or play on Deer Isle-Stonington or the surrounding area, we invite you to visit us at Island Dental Offices!

Call our office to find out more or schedule an appointment:


MEEt the team

Our Dental Providers

Wendy L. Alpaugh, D.M.D.


Wendy L. Alpaugh, DMD graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and then completed two years of general practice dental residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington.

Dr. Alpaugh is an active member of the Maine Dental Association and the Maine Oral Health Coalition. She focuses on equity in access to dental care as well as promoting preventive oral health activities. In the past, Dr. Alpaugh has volunteered in St. Lucia, providing dental care to an underserved population.

Dr. Alpaugh enjoys spending time with friends and family. Exploring nature, hiking, playing tennis and pickleball, and adventures aboard the “Nanatoo,” the finely crafted boat built by her husband, fills the time not spent working or volunteering.

Brian van Emmerik


Brian P. van Emmerik, DDS was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He graduated with a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned his dental degree from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. After nine years and two practices in Baltimore and D.C., he knew it was time for a change.

Maine had been calling to Dr. van Emmerik since boyhood. His grandparents had moved there in retirement and had the good Yankee sense to give him a subscription to Down East magazine one Christmas. In 1992 Dr. van Emmerik realized his dream of living in Maine thanks in large part to the steady support of his wife of 30 years, Margaret. They raised their daughter Kara during that time, along with assorted animals, both barnyard and domestic. They enjoy gardening, baking, walking, and life the way it should be on this amazing rocky coast.

Dr. Alpaugh on the “just for the health of it” podcast

Children & Adult Dental services

What We Offer

Preventative Care

Comprehensive dental examinations

Dental cleaning

Fluoride treatments


Night Guards and snoring prevention devices

Panoramic and intraoral x-rays

Sports mouthguards

Comprehensive Care

White fillings

Crowns, bridges, partial, and full dentures

Cosmetic treatment, including tooth whitening

Root canals


Gum treatments

Emergency care

Contact Information

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm  

356 Airport Road,  Stonington, ME  04681

Phone: 207-367-2631
Fax: 207-367-2244

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