Clinical Instructor

As an Indian Health Service dental officer Dr. Allen served as the Dental Director of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Clinic for many years and continues to work part-time as a staff dentist there. He also serves as a dental examiner on the Western Regional Examining Board.  He makes yearly trips to Vietnam with colleagues to provide outreach dental care to underserved communities. Dr. Allen is an avid amateur photographer.  Also in his free time he has played and managed Dr. Bob’s softball team since 1983.  He and his wife have lived in Bethel for more than 30 years and raised five children.

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.”