Dental Health Aide Therapist DHAT/P

Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) receive three academic years of education through the Iḷisaġvik College/ANTHC Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program or another Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited program. DHATs can provide diagnosis and treatment planning, cleanings, sealants, fillings and extractions.

Dental Health Aide Therapist Certification

All Dental Health Aides earn certification from the Alaska Community Health Aide Program Certification Board.


The goal of the Dental Health Aide Therapist Practitioner (DHATP) certification is to recognize Dental Health Aide Therapists who have proven over time that they are reliably providing competent care for their patients. The result is a change in the supervision requirements to allow them to practice more efficiently, while putting other safety mechanisms in place to ensure that these providers continue to deliver high quality dental health care to Alaska residents accessing dental care through Tribal Health Organizations.

CHAPCB Applications for DHAT Certification

The CHAPCB office receives, screens and tracks all applications for DHAT certification. The Board currently meets three times a year, meeting dates are posted on the website. Formal action to approve/deny applications is during regular Board meetings.

Applications may be submitted in an electronically scanned format or by hard copy.

CHAPCB Application

Submit applications by email or hardcopy to:


Mailing address:

Community Health Aide Program Certification Board
c/o Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4115 Ambassador Drive, 3rd Floor
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

CHAPCB Applications for DHATP Certification

DHATP Credentialing Documents as outlined in Credentialing Guidelines can be submitted to: Completed applications will be forwarded by the ADTEP Administrative Team to the CHAPCB Department.