Over the years our Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) students have taken photos documenting their endeavors in the Anchorage classroom, in the Bethel clinic and in off road areas in rural Alaska. We’d like to share some of these images to give you a sense of learning and patient care in Alaska during their two years of training.

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Savannah Bonorden

From Sitka,AK

Employed by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

“Alaska is a big state and access can be difficult especially with the conditions of weather or with the expensive of travel. So having a DHAT placed in a village setting is both rewarding and beneficial for the people. I see the dental therapists as a new mainstream for dental prevention, working together as a team with all occupations of the dental field. We’re a new kind of provider, a profession that has so much promise to the future of oral health. I see all the smiles and gratitude the patients have for the services we provide and I’m proud to be here helping. It warms my heart and gives me the sense that I’m doing something right.”