Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
I am from Emmonak, a community of 1,000 people at the mouth of the Yukon River. I am a person people can look up to in my community where I have worked as a dental assistant for the past 18 months. I have worked closely with a practicing DHAT. Growing up in rural Alaska I know about the lack of dental care. I want to help my community by improving the availability of routine dental services.
Danielle BostonBased in Chistochina, AK
Employed by Mt. Sanford Tribal Health Consortium
“Joining the DHAT Program has rewarded me in many ways, I have grown and developed exponentially personally and professionally; I continue to do so on a daily basis. I have the honor of working in the community that I was raised in; I also serve the neighboring village of Mentasta. Being able to provide a much-needed service to both of these villages has been fulfilling in knowing that I make a huge impact on the oral health of the communities that I serve. Seeing the children is my favorite part of my practice, I have been able to change the dental setting to be positive as opposed to being a negative experience.”