DARC

The Dental Academic Review Committee is a statewide group representing DHAs, 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

akadarc@anthc.org

Elizabeth Mallott, RDH
Chair
escott@searhc.orgSoutheast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Mandie Smith, DDS
Vice Chair
mandies@searhc.orgSoutheast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Judith Burks, DDS
CHAP CB Rep
judith_burks@ykhc.orgYukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Zazell Staheli-Cummings, DDS
Secretary
zazell.staheli@maniilaq.orgManiilaq Health Center
Joshua Coats, DDSjoshua.coats@tananachiefs.orgTanana Chiefs Conference
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

Certification and Recertification

CHAP Certification Board

Application

Application Overview

Application Checklist

Re-entry Guidelines

CDE

Continuing Dental Education

Continuing Dental Education Log

Continuing Dental Education Guidelines

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

DHAT

Dental Health Aide Therapist

80-Hour Observation Log

OR

8-Procedure Log

Preceptorship Example for Supervising Dentist

DHATP

Dental Health Aide Therapist Practitioner

DHATP Credentialing Guidelines

TEMPORARY DHATP Credentialing Guidelines Valid 10/21/2021 through 4/1/2022

SAMPLE Letter of Recommendation for DHATP

Send credentialing documents as outlined in Credentialing Guidelines above to ADTEP via email: akadhat@anthc.org

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 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 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 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