In the November 2013 issue of Health Affairs Journal (www.healthaffairs.org), YKHC Dental Health Aide Therapist Conan Murat describes how he and a handful of pioneers are dramatically improving access to regular dental care for Alaska Native children and families.
Visitors from all over the country, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, recently toured YKHC and Yuut Elitnaurviat’s Dental Health Aide Therapist training program.
Did you know it takes upwards of $150,000 worth of training and supervision to credential a DHAT over the course of two years?
Amid tears, hugs, flowers and the congratulations of friends family, staff and instructors, four young ladies “crossed the finish line” after two years of dental health aide therapist (DHAT) training. A ceremony was held at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium headquarters in Anchorage Dec. 9. Bethel’s Dr. Bob Allen gave the keynote address, comparing… Read More »