Admissions Coordinator

I joined the MEDEX Northwest admissions team in 2005 and was the admissions coordinator for the first DENTEX class. I have recently returned to DENTEX as admissions coordinator look forward to helping more DHAT classes with the admissions process. I recently completed a Bachelor of Science degree focusing on health care law and policy. I will pursue a Masters program focusing on policy studies. My research interests include health and education access issues, health disparities in rural and urban underserved communities, and constitutional law.

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.”