Congratulations to the December Graduates of the Dental Assistant Training Program

Graduates of the December 2016 Dental Assistant Training Program From L to R: Jennifer Rappuhn, Sheridan Sherlock, Renaye Sinnett, Anita Johnson, Karisa Hauck, Makenzie Olson, Keirah Beaver, Taylor Samse, Madison McKean, Serena Strachan)

We would like to welcome the December 2016 SCF Dental Assistant Training Program graduates to the SCF Dental team. Our dental assistants are fully qualified to provide quality dental care for our customer-owners. These students completed a four month training course where they were mentored and trained by SCF instructors, learning and development specialists, and dentists.

SCF Dental has managed the Dental Assistant Training Program for more than 20 years and trained hundreds of dental assistants. SCF Dental offers 2 classes per year that start in August and January. Dental assistants are a valuable member of the dental team, and require knowledge of procedures, instruments, and infection control procedures.

The students earned an Indian Health Certificate in Digital Radiology, Basic Life Support, and a certificate in “Essentials of Dental Assisting” from Southcentral Foundation. All graduates are Alaska Native/American Indian and were hired as dental assistants to work within the SCF/ANMC Dental Clinic, Fireweed Dental Clinic and Bentuh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Dental Clinic.

We are proud to welcome the December 2016 graduates and we are excited they are beginning their careers in the dental profession at SCF.

Contact Dental Learning and Development Specialist Carol East for more information on the Dental Assistant Training Program.

To learn more about a dental assisting career, visit the  ADA Dental Assisting page at

2 replies
    • acantrell
      acantrell says:

      Hi Ashley,

      We are just now getting some information up on our website. Check back this weekend under the Services tab, then selecting dental. Or you can find it under employment.

      Best of luck!


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