Office Manager

Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic

I am a Yup’ik Eskimo and I come from Tununak, Alaska. I have lived in that area for 21 years. I am the oldest of six siblings. I was raised by my grandparents, Robert and Rita Angaiak, but I consider my mom Brenda as mom and my grandparents as grandparents. My mother is recently divorced. I have a  5 year old boy named Derek and a child on the way. I love fishing and sometimes ice fishing…only if I am dressed properly for the weather. I just recently discovered Bethel is not the place where I want to ice fish because it is TOO COLD!

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.”