CNAY Attends Oral Health Meeting in Minnesota

In mid-November, CNAY staff traveled to Minneapolis to attend a one-day conference at the University of Minnesota focused on oral health and the utilization of mid-level dental providers. The meeting provided CNAY with opportunities to visit dental clinics and training facilities currently using mid-level dental providers to see firsthand how they are expanding access to … Continue reading CNAY Attends Oral Health Meeting in Minnesota

CNAY Talks Oral Health at NCAI Annual Conference

CNAY traveled to the National Congress of American Indians' Midyear Conference in Spokane, WA in late-June to facilitate two oral health-focused sessions with Native youth. CNAY partnered with NCAI to host the "DHAT: Sovereignty in Action" lunch session, during which participants discussed oral health, learned about the DHAT model currently utilized in Alaska and in … Continue reading CNAY Talks Oral Health at NCAI Annual Conference

Meet Jason Mecum, Future Dental Therapist from the Coquille Indian Tribe

Jason Mecum, Coquille Indian Tribe Hi my name is Jason Mecum and I am a proud member of the Coquille Tribe. I currently live in Milwaukie Oregon which is a small suburb of Portland. For fun I love fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and I do not like mayonnaise. I choose the DHAT program because I want … Continue reading Meet Jason Mecum, Future Dental Therapist from the Coquille Indian Tribe

“Organized Dentistry Loses Big In Another State As Propaganda Stops Working” by Wendell Potter

Below is an article titled "Organized Dentistry Loses Big In Another State As Propaganda Stops Working" written by Wendell Potter and published in the Huffington Post. To view the article, click here. In health care public policy fights, it’s very hard for an underdog to overcome a massively funded lobbying and propaganda campaign. Today, though, the underdog … Continue reading “Organized Dentistry Loses Big In Another State As Propaganda Stops Working” by Wendell Potter

Meet Alexandria Jones, Future Dental Therapist from the Coquille Indian Tribe

Alexandria Jones, Coquille Indian Tribe I am 24 years old and I am from beautiful Southern Oregon. I have been a dental assistant for 2 years. I have a 7 year old daughter, Audrina. I come from a large family and spend a majority of my time with them. I also enjoy camping, hiking and … Continue reading Meet Alexandria Jones, Future Dental Therapist from the Coquille Indian Tribe

CNAY Travels to Washington State to Meet with Reservation and Urban Indian Communities

In mid-March, CNAY traveled to Washington State to meet with Native youth from several tribes and urban areas to better understand challenges and successes in Indian Country. These meetings are designed to introduce CNAY’s efforts and programs, including Champions for Change and the Gen-I National Native Youth Network, to Native youth and other community members, … Continue reading CNAY Travels to Washington State to Meet with Reservation and Urban Indian Communities

Webinar on 3/7 – Employing Dental Therapists: Access and Financial Impact

Employing Dental Therapists: Access and Financial Impact Monday, March 7 1-2pm Eastern Register Today! Community Catalyst will host a webinar "Employing Dental Therapists: Access and Financial Impact" featuring John T. Powers D.D.S., Main Street Dental Care in Montevideo, MN and Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH from Children's Dental Services in Minneapolis, MN who will discuss their … Continue reading Webinar on 3/7 – Employing Dental Therapists: Access and Financial Impact