Director, Dental Health Aide Therapist Training Program

Dr. Williard graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1994 and completed a 2 year General Practice Residency at the Carolinas’ Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996.  She is now the Dental Health Aide Therapist Training Director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage, Alaska.  She has worked in American Indian/ Alaska Native dental programs since 1996, including having experience supervising DHATs working in remote villages.

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.”