Upon graduation from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1979, Dr. Eric Buetow packed up his truck and headed north to Alaska, really north, where he spent two years in Barrow working in the Public Health Service.
A new passion for dog mushing landed him in North Pole when he left Barrow in 1981. There, he joined a North Pole dental practice and went on to compete in three Iditarod races and one Yukon Quest. His practice continues today at the corner of Badger Road and Horseshoe Way.
Dr. Buetow has pursued a wide array of continuing education topics over the years, highlighted by extensive studies at the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Spear Institute.
Dr. Buetow and his wife Katie, who has played an integral role in the practice over the years, enjoy the many seasonal outdoor activities Alaska has to offer, particularly cross-country skiing and exploring the waters of Prince William Sound. They have two sons, Alex and Jordan.