The Alaska Dental Society is committed to pursuing policies that enhance the dental profession and the well-being of all Alaskans.
Welcome to the Alaska Dental Society -- Online
This site is here to provide you information about the Alaska Dental Society and its services for members and their patients (the residents of Alaska).
If you're new to the area or are simply looking for a new dentist, the Find-A-Dentist feature is here to guide you to one of our ADS member dentists.
As you review the information on this site, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to use the Contact Us feature to send an e-mail with your questions and your comments. The staff is committed to replying as promptly as possible and to providing with all possible assistance. There are somethings they can't help you with, but will try to direct you to other resources.
This site is provided by the members of the Alaska Dental Society as a courtesy to you to help educate you and your family members about the many aspects of dentistry. The next time you contact your dentist, ask if he/she is a member of the Alaska Dental Society and if not, be certain ask them: "Why aren't you a member of your professional society?"
The Alaska Dental Society is committed to maintaining dental care in the State of Alaska at the highest level so that you can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.
Dental News You Can Use
Alaska Loan Repayment Program
Is accepting applications for 2013
Dentists and hygienists willing to serve two years in areas of the state that are underserved or for clinics that provide services to the underserved may apply for participation in the state funded loan repayment program.
Click here for more information.
Hygiene Grad Student
Seeking Research Assistance
A graduate student at University of Bridgport's Fones School of Dental Hygiene is looking for help from Alaskan members of the dental health team.
She is conducting an online survey "examining the advantages and or disadvantages of green (environmentally friendly) dental practices and how they impact the current dental healthcare community.
If you would like to participate in her survey, which is open to "all dental healthcare professionals." Respondents must work in a dental office and be at least 21-years-old. Confidentiality is assured as no personal information is required and all responses will be recorded anonymously.
Click here for more information.
Donated Dental Services
During the fiscal year, 32 people received $141,098 worth of donated care, below the goal. These individuals each received an average of $4,409 worth of care each, an unusually high value of treatment that illustrates the incredible generosity of the volunteers as well as the complex needs of the patients served. For more information click here
ADA Addresses Media Reports on X-rays & Brain Tumors
The media reports regarding purported links between dental x-rays and a common form of brain tumors are ringing alarm bells.
But is there a real threat? Just how solid is the science behind this "study?"
For the straight scoop follow this link to the American Dental Association's webpage
News & Announcements
Alaska Mission of Mercy (AKMOM) has a date.
Alaska Dental Society is staging its first Mission of Mercy in the Dena'ina Convention Center on April 11-12, 2014
If you would like to get involved in the planning of the 2014 AKMOM or want to volunteer for the actual event, contact:
Dr. Julie Robinson, co-chair AKMOM email@example.com (907) 244-4125
Dr. David Nielson, co-chair AKMOM firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 441-6002
Barbara Luiten, community chair AKMOM, email@example.com (907) 561-0675