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.
Phylicia WildeBased in Toksook Bay
Employed by Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
I have the experience of traveling to a faraway place in order to get dental treatment. As a child every time I had a toothache or cavity I had to travel to Bethel, just like everyone in my village. In Elementary School I went to Bethel many times in order to get my cavities and fillings done. One of the things most needed in the villages is a Dental Health Aide Therapist. When I was six I got as toy dentist kit for Christmas. I went to everyone in he house pretending to fix their teeth. After one year in training in Anchorage, and year 2 in Bethel, I now work as a Dental Health Aide Therapist for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel.