Louis Fiset, BA, DDSCurriculum Coordinator (1st Year)
Clinical Advisor (2nd Year)
I exchanged a sedentary retirement life as a writer for six grueling year-round trips to Alaska fraught with dental organizations committed to putting me and my colleagues out of work. Why did I do this to myself? For three reasons. First, in two short years I get to see courageous Alaska Native villagers mature as people, healers, and role models. Second, I observe first hand Alaska Natives caring for other Alaska Natives and the satisfaction that brings to all. Finally, although it took flying nearly to the Arctic, I have found dentist colleagues who take pride in empowering others to become agents of change in their own communities.