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.
Eric J. LinduskaBased in King Cove Alaska
Employed by Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc.
“Growing up in an active rural community has allowed me to recognize qualities that make a strong community grow emotionally and physically—qualities such as teamwork, friendship, patience, hard work and honesty. My goal has been to live in the Aleutians and provide DHAT services to the people there. Knowing firsthand how poor oral healthcare is in the Aleutians, I could not have set a more challenging, inspirational and worthy goal for myself. I became a Dental Health Aide Therapist to implement preventive measures for bad oral health through education and general clinical practice. The sites that I serve are Adak, Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Sand Point and Whittier. ”