I started off in Oregon – although my grandma & most of my aunts & uncles lived in Seward. My family used to go to Seward during the summers & visit. My parents were loggers & owned their own logging business, however, they called it quits and moved up to Alaska when I was in middle school.
Ferdella J. SharpBased in Manokotak, AK
Employed by Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
“Is it worth it? That was my first thought when I heard of the opportunity to apply to DENTEX for the DHAT training. I am someone the people of Manokotak trusted to do any job put before me. But I had never done anything in the health field. So the encouragement I got for the community proved to me it was worth trying. It takes a steady hand and people skills to be an effective Dental Health Aide Therapist. My community’s faith in me—my future plans, and the confidence that I could be an effective Dental Health Aide Therapist— became reasons to answer my question, “Is it worth it?” with yes, it is!”