YKHCs Dental Department is proud to announce three new Primary Dental Health Aides (PDHA). Charlene Joe of Chevak, Darian Erik of Chefornak, and Charles Redfox of Emmonak are all wonderful additions to the dental department. Charles has been working as a dental assistant in Emmonak for more than a year. Charlene is excited to make a difference in the oral health in her community. Darian is thrilled to help kids avoid pain due to tooth decay.
PDHAs help to reduce tooth decay through prevention efforts. They educate children and parents about the importance of daily home care and food choices. As well as educating the community they apply fluoride varnishes up to four times a year.
(New PDHA photo attached in three panel collage form)