Instructor I am a graduate of Kings College Physician Assistant Program. I have lived in the Anchorage area for the last 6 years and currently practice at the Alaska Native Medical Center Emergency Department. Five years ago, I became a part time faculty member with the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program, Anchorage site. Shortly after joining MEDEX, I was introduced to the DENTEX Program. In my work at the hospital, I was all to familiar with the dental needs of Alaska, and the limitations concerning access to care. In learning about DENTEX and the Dental Health Aide Therapists, I was excited to take a position to help expand access to dental care in the villages. For the last few years I have helped teach the General Science course in the didactic year. I am grateful to be a part of this program and proud of the difference it makes in access to healthcare!
Ben StewardBased in Tok
Employed by Tanana Chief’s Conference
It has been nearly three years since I graduated the DENTEX program. T.C.C. hired me and moved me to Tok, which is a perfect fit for my family and lifestyle. It is a small town on the road system, a great mix of the things I love about the bush yet still accessible to the comforts the city has to offer. Work as a DHAT remains as fun and exciting as I had felt it would. Every day is different; I never know what kind of work I will be doing till it’s done. The people that work in the clinic with me are amazingly fun to work with. On top of that the people of the community are just as fun and interesting to get to know.