Cultural context in the effort to improve oral health among Alaska Native people: the dental health aide therapist model.


The Alaska Native people in rural Alaska face serious challenges in obtaining dental care. Itinerant care models have failed to meet their needs for more than 50 years. The dental health aide therapist (DHAT) model, which entails training midlevel care providers to perform limited restorative, surgical, and preventive procedures, was adopted to address some… (More)
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300356


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