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Dental Health Aide Therapist
Title:Dental Health Aide Therapist
Job Status:Full Time

Dental Health Aide Therapist


SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. 


The purpose of this position is; to provide limited scope of dental services to patients throughout the consortium. Provides occasional field trips to villages throughout the year.


Provides dental services at home base and to outlying communities. A Dental Health Aide Therapist is a position that is new to the United States and may encounter some skepticism at first from patients. Works at providing care to high risk patients. Works on moving patients from a high risk patient to a low risk patient.


  • Associate Degree or 2 years of successful college level course work.
  • Accredited School of Dental Therapy or its equivalent and Preceptorship
  • Pre-session or Session I training course provided by CHA/P Training Center


  • Federal Certification by the Community Health Aide Program Certification Board
  • Accredited School of Dental Therapy or its equivalent and Preceptorship
  • Basic Life Support


  • Clinical Preceptorship under direct supervision of a dentist for a minimum of three months or 400 hours whichever is longer.


At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

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