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.
Eric J. LinduskaBased in King Cove Alaska
Employed by Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc.
“Growing up in an active rural community has allowed me to recognize qualities that make a strong community grow emotionally and physically—qualities such as teamwork, friendship, patience, hard work and honesty. My goal has been to live in the Aleutians and provide DHAT services to the people there. Knowing firsthand how poor oral healthcare is in the Aleutians, I could not have set a more challenging, inspirational and worthy goal for myself. I became a Dental Health Aide Therapist to implement preventive measures for bad oral health through education and general clinical practice. The sites that I serve are Adak, Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Sand Point and Whittier. ”