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.
Gracie NelsonBethel, AK
“I’ve been coming to the Bethel Clinic for two months now. It didn’t take long for me to get an appointment in Bethel, like the same day. Growing up in the village we always had to travel to Bethel to get our dental work done. Back then they didn’t have enough providers. Today the DHATs are able to go into the village and do that work there.”