Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
I am three quarters Yupik Eskimo, and my current home is in Atmautluak, alongside the Johnson River. I see myself as a role model for kids in this small community, letting them know there is more to life after graduating high school. I am becoming a DHAT so I can help my community live in a healthier environment without having to travel out of their home village in order to receive dental care. I want to help Alaskans all over keep their healthy teeth in the future to come.
Aurora JohnsonBased in Unalakleet, AK
Living in a village where dental care only came once a year and dental products were not a priority in many homes. I was very fortunate that at a very young age I had someone in my life to encourage me to take care of my teeth. Now as a dental provider myself I make it a priority to make dental products available for kids at all school sites. It has been nearly 7 years and when I first started the kids were half my size and now they are taller than me. Each year as I provide care to the kids in the communities I am building a relationship of trust with the continuity of care. As a DHAT I believe our preventive care has provided and improved as to how we fight the enormous decay rate we have in our region. Working together with other entities in our communities can only better our program toward improved oral health.