DARC

The Dental Academic Review Committee is a statewide group representing DHA/Ts, instructors and field supervisors. The committee develops all aspects of Dental Health Aide training, including developing curriculum and training standards. This committee reports to and is a subcommittee of the Community Health Aide Program Certification Board.

DARC-Bylaws

DARC Members

Elizabeth Mallot, RDH
Chair/Interim CHAP CB Rep
escott@searhc.orgSoutheast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Judith Burks, DDS
Vice Chair/Interim
judith_burks@ykhc.orgYukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Zazell Staheli Cummings, DSS
Secretary
zazell.staheli@maniilaq.orgManiilaq Health Center
Mandie Smith, DDSmandies@searhc.orgSoutheast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Joshua Coats, DDSjoshua.coats@tananachiefs.orgTanana Chiefs Conference
Tammy Merchant, DHATtmerchant@southcentralfoundation.comSouthcentral Foundation
Mark Kelso, DDSmkelso@nshcorp.orgNorton Sound Area Health Corporation
Angelica Afcan, DHATadafcan@anthc.orgAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, DDS, MPHsshoffstallcone@anthc.orgAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Stephanie Woods, DHATstephanie.woods@maniilaq.orgManiilaq Health Center
Mary Williard, DDSmewilliard@anthc.orgAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Certification and Recertification

CHAP Certification Board

Application

Application Overview

Application Checklist

Re-entry Guidelines

CDE

Continuing Dental Education

Continuing Dental Education Guidelines

Continuing Dental Education Log

Some approved CDE options include: IHS and Colgate Oral Health Network

DHAT

Dental Health Aide Therapist

80-Hour Observation Log

OR

8-Procedure Log

PDHA

Primary Dental Health Aide

Preceptorship Checklist

Recertification Checklist

EFDHA

Expanded Function Dental Health Aide

Preceptorship Checklist

Recertification Checklist

DARC Awards

Rising Star: A Rising Star is a DHA/T that has been employed less than five years who demonstrates excellence in their role as a DHA and demonstrates excellence in their role by continuously delivering exceptional patient care, has somehow improved the healthcare delivery system and enhanced the level of care in their community, and has demonstrated balance between work and personal life.

Shining Star: A Shining Star is a DHA/T that has been employed for five years or more and demonstrates excellence in their role by continuously delivering exceptional patient care, has somehow improved the healthcare delivery system and enhanced the level of care in their community and has demonstrated the balance between work and personal life.

Outstanding Accomplishments: An outstanding accomplishment is an event that has made a substantial impact in the community and/or patient care. A successful candidate will have demonstrated exceptional service that has somehow impacted the health outcomes for an individual or the overall community.

In Memoriam: This award is presented in memoriam to the DHA/T that has provided a vital community service. All nominations will be recognized.

To nominate a DHA/T for one of these awards, please fill out this Nomination Form

ADTEP

Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program

In August 2020, the Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program became the first dental therapy program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation! The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United Stated Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

ADTEP educates Dental Health Aide Therapists through a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Ilisagvik College.