ADTEP Admissions Process

The Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program (ADTEP) is offered in partnership between Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Iḷisaġvik College. Dental therapy students will complete didactic (classroom), laboratory and clinical learning experiences under the direct supervision of an ADTEP Clinical Instructor Dentist. The course of study is equivalent to three academic years. Upon graduation, DHATs are typically employed with a Tribal Health Organization and provide care to rural communities or underserved populations.  

Application Requirements

Applications can be submitted online January-April, through the ANTHC Job Openings website, position is listed as DHAT Student. The application portal will be closed in April of each year.

DHAT Student Applicant Minimum Requirements:

Application Tips:

  • Do I apply directly with a Tribal Health Organization (THO)? Yes, many THO’s have early application deadlines.
  • How do Tribal Health Organization Sponsorships and Scholarships work? THO’s may support sponsored students by providing: travel assistance, living and rental stipends, payment of tuition and course fees.
  • Am I allowed to apply to the program without a Tribal Health Organization Sponsor? Yes.
  • Can I apply for financial aid? Formally accepted students are eligible to apply for grants and scholarships. Iḷisaġvik College oversees the financial aid award processes. Students are not eligible to receive state or federal student loans.
  • When can I submit an application for admission to Ilisagvik College? All ADTEP Applicants are screened and final applicants interviewed in May. Once the ADTEP Admissions & Recruitment Committee issues an acceptance letter to ADTEP, students are then eligible to submit applications for admission to Iḷisaġvik College.
  • Are transfer credits accepted? Yes, transfer credits from eligible institutions will be assessed by the Iḷisaġvik College Registrar.
  • How many DHAT students are admitted in each cohort? At this time, we can accept up to six students per cohort. New cohorts start every summer.

Questions? Contact: Rachel D. Schierholt, ADTEP Sr. Program Manager at 907-729-5600 or email rschierholt@anthc.org

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