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.
Sinea WilliamsBethel, AK
“Before the DHAT clinic Bethel dental services were chaotic. It was hard to get an appointment. Typically the waiting time was so long you thought to go somewhere else. Here, it is unbelievably simple. The Alaska native DHATs make the experience more comfortable. I was skeptical at first because I know the DHATs are just learning, but they ask a lot of questions, tell you step-by-step what’s going on, and tell you what the plan is. I am very confident in the DHAT program and students.”