DHAT Clinical Program Director

Dr. Shoffstall-Cone grew up in rural Ohio and is a 2005 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After graduation, she began working for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, AK.  In 2009, Dr. Shoffstall-Cone joined the Dental Health Aide Therapist training program and completed her Master of Public Health degree from A. T. Still University.  She is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and currently serves as the clinical program director for both the Anchorage and Bethel training sites.

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.”