Dental Health Aides in Alaska: A Qualitative Assessment to Improve Pediatric Oral Health in Remote Rural Villages
Evaluates the response to oral health disparities and access issues in remote Alaska Native villages by pediatric dental health aides. Draws data from interviews with patient focus groups, providers, and individual community members. Discusses barriers and strengths for pediatric dental health aides, including cultural competency, program sustainability, and expanded access to preventative oral health services.
Kirsten Senturia, Louis Fiset, Kim Hort, et al.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 46(4), 416-424
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health disparities · Oral health · Sustainability of programs · Alaska