SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
I am an Alaska Native (Tlingit) from the Eagle Brown-Bear clan, born and raised in Juneau. I have always been interested in health care and, as a dental assistant, often have found myself wishing I could practice as the provider. I look forward to serving my community as a DHAT, with the hope that some of my future patients will want to do the same.
Aurora JohnsonBased in Unalakleet, AK
Living in a village where dental care only came once a year and dental products were not a priority in many homes. I was very fortunate that at a very young age I had someone in my life to encourage me to take care of my teeth. Now as a dental provider myself I make it a priority to make dental products available for kids at all school sites. It has been nearly 7 years and when I first started the kids were half my size and now they are taller than me. Each year as I provide care to the kids in the communities I am building a relationship of trust with the continuity of care. As a DHAT I believe our preventive care has provided and improved as to how we fight the enormous decay rate we have in our region. Working together with other entities in our communities can only better our program toward improved oral health.