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.
Ben StewardBased in Tok
Employed by Tanana Chief’s Conference
It has been nearly three years since I graduated the DENTEX program. T.C.C. hired me and moved me to Tok, which is a perfect fit for my family and lifestyle. It is a small town on the road system, a great mix of the things I love about the bush yet still accessible to the comforts the city has to offer. Work as a DHAT remains as fun and exciting as I had felt it would. Every day is different; I never know what kind of work I will be doing till it’s done. The people that work in the clinic with me are amazingly fun to work with. On top of that the people of the community are just as fun and interesting to get to know.