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.
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. ”