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!
Danielle BostonBased in Chistochina, AK
Employed by Mt. Sanford Tribal Health Consortium
“Joining the DHAT Program has rewarded me in many ways, I have grown and developed exponentially personally and professionally; I continue to do so on a daily basis. I have the honor of working in the community that I was raised in; I also serve the neighboring village of Mentasta. Being able to provide a much-needed service to both of these villages has been fulfilling in knowing that I make a huge impact on the oral health of the communities that I serve. Seeing the children is my favorite part of my practice, I have been able to change the dental setting to be positive as opposed to being a negative experience.”