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.
|Elizabeth Mallot, RDH|
Chair/Interim CHAP CB Rep
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium|
|Judith Burks, DDS|
|email@example.com||Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation|
|Zazell Staheli Cummings, DSS|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Maniilaq Health Center|
|Mandie Smith, DDSemail@example.com||Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium|
|Joshua Coats, DDSfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tanana Chiefs Conference|
|Tammy Merchant, DHATemail@example.com||Southcentral Foundation|
|Mark Kelso, DDSfirstname.lastname@example.org||Norton Sound Area Health Corporation|
|Angelica Afcan, DHATemail@example.com||Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium|
|Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, DDS, MPHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium|
|Stephanie Woods, DHATemail@example.com||Maniilaq Health Center|
|Mary Williard, DDSfirstname.lastname@example.org||Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium|
Certification and Recertification
CHAP Certification Board
Continuing Dental Education
Dental Health Aide Therapist
Primary Dental Health Aide
Expanded Function Dental Health Aide
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.
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.