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Swinomish dental therapists keep people safe with outdoor clinics

 

November 11, 2020

Sarah Chagnon

Three years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life: I left my career as a medical assistant to become a dental therapist. I had planned on going to nursing school until Dr. Dailey, a dentist at the Swinomish Dental Clinic, convinced me to join the dental therapy program because it offered me a chance to return to Washington and serve my own community. I packed up my entire house, took a five-day ferry ride with my two children and husband and moved to Alaska to train as a dental therapist.

As COVID-19 sweeps through our country, I can not imagine a better choice than becoming a d...



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