WKKF recognized #NativeHeroes in oral health - people and organizations working to eliminate barriers to obtaining care or working to ensure that all tribal communities have timely access to quality dental care.
As part of a community-led solution from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, dental therapists are filling the unmet oral health needs in Alaska. Meet Conan Murat, one of the first dental therapists in Alaska.
Too many Washington children, adults and seniors have no access to routine and preventive dental health care. Dentists and leaders speak up for mid-level dental health care providers for Washington State.
Without dental care, many people live in pain, miss school or work, and in extreme cases, develop life-threatening infections. This all could be prevented if we improved access to routine dental care.