Clinical Instructor

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Eberling received her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health & School of Dentistry, with a dental emphasis. Her dissertation addressed the effects of treatment of dental caries in the primary dentition on permanent dentition caries status in Native Americans. Among her other completed projects Dr. Eberling co-authored the IHS “Caries Diagnosis, Risk Assessment and Management, a Practical Guide” modular training series.  She spent her career as a dental officer with the Public Health Service, most of it with the Indian Health Service in Arizona, New Mexico, and Alaska.  In addition to teaching in the DENTEX program, she currently works part time for the State of Virginia as a dental epidemiologist, and contracts for similar work projects for the State of Alaska.  In her spare time, she breeds and shows Rhodesian Ridgebacks.  Her husband Max Martin is a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska’s Bristol Bay District.

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.”