Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
I am originally from Togiak and worked as a dental assistant for the past five years before starting DHAT training. I want to give back to my community by providing dental services that are deeply needed in my village. I believe it would be a positive opportunity not only for the children, but for the adults, as well, to establish a “dental home” and get to know the provider one-on-one. It would build their trust and confidence in getting a “check-up” without fear.
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.