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Learn more about Early Childhood Caries (tooth decay)


9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.


907-543-6229 or 1-800-478-DENL (3365)


Staff dentists and hygenists travel to village clinics on a rotating basis with portable dental equipment. Treatment in the villages is limited to disease prevention, basic restorative care such as fillings and pediatric silver crowns, and simple extractions. School-aged children are the main focus, but adult urgent care is also provided.

Subregional Clinics

Visiting or resident dentists at the subregional clinics can do exams, x-rays, simple cleanings (deep cleanings available soon), fillings, simple extractions, and root canals on front teeth only. Services not yet available at Subregional Clinics: crowns, bridges, partial or complete dentures, orthodontics (braces), root canals on back teeth, and difficult extractions (including many wisdom teeth).


In addition to the kind of treatment provided in villages, services at the clinic in Bethel include x-rays, exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, simple and surgical extractions, pediatric crowns, adult crowns and bridges, partial and complete dentures, simple root canal treatments, and minor oral surgeries.

Many of the more complex adult crowns and bridges, partial and complete dentures, molar root canal treatments, and oral surgeries are referred to Anchorage at the patient’s own expense.

Native beneficiaries would be required to pay for some services provided in Bethel which fall outside of the scope of routine preventive, restorative and urgent care. The cost is to cover the additional expense of special equipment, time and laboratory fees. Fees for specific treatments can be discussed at your initial exam appointment.

Dental emergencies that involve pain, swelling, and/or bleeding can receive treatment during regular clinic hours. Emergency patients are seen in order of urgency, not in order of arrival. After-hours dental emergencies should go to the hospital Emergency Room. There is an “On-Call” dentist to assist the ER staff when needed.