Alaska outreach presentation: ASDOH

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Andi Livingood, a participant in the 2009 ASDOH outreach trip to Alaska gives a description of the project.

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  • Land Area: 571,951 sq mi Largest U.S. state by area 50% of population in Anchorage area Purchased from Russian Empire in 1867 49Th U.S. State in 1959 65% of state owned by US gov’t as public land
  • Alaska outreach presentation: ASDOH

    1. 1. ALASKA GLOBAL OUTREACH PROGRAM<br />AT Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health<br />
    2. 2. Alaska<br />Population 698,473 (2009)<br />Ethnic breakdown:<br />White 70%<br />Black 4.1%<br />American Indian & Alaska Natives 15.2%<br />Asian 4.6%<br />Alaska Outreach villages:<br /><ul><li>Fort Yukon
    3. 3. Arctic Village</li></li></ul><li>NEEDS ASSESSMENT<br />According to the Alaska Oral Health Plan 2008-2012, 87.3% of third graders who are Alaska Natives have had a cavity – compared with the national average of 52%.<br />http://www.hss.state.ak.us/DPH/wcfh/Oralhealth/docs/Oral-Health-Plan.pdf<br />
    4. 4. NEEDS ASSESSMENT<br />Additionally, 43.5% of Alaska Native third graders have untreated tooth decay – compared to the national average of 29%<br />http://www.hss.state.ak.us/DPH/wcfh/Oralhealth/docs/Oral-Health-Plan.pdf<br />
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    12. 12. FORT YUKON, AK<br />Treated 72 children in the village (50%)<br />Completed treatment on 58 children<br />Treatment included:<br /><ul><li>72 Exams, cleanings, fluoride
    13. 13. 26 X-rays
    14. 14. 145 Sealants
    15. 15. 54 Fillings
    16. 16. 7 Stainless steel crowns
    17. 17. 10 Extractions</li></li></ul><li>
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    24. 24. ARCTIC VILLAGE, AK<br />Treated 25 children in the village (78%)<br />Completed treatment on 16 children<br />Treatment included:<br /><ul><li>25 Exams, cleanings, fluoride
    25. 25. 28 X-rays
    26. 26. 50 Sealants
    27. 27. 47 Fillings
    28. 28. 3 Extractions</li></li></ul><li>
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    31. 31. USE OF FUNDS<br />Portable Nomad x-ray system and laptop<br /><ul><li>Use annually on our Alaska Outreach program
    32. 32. Use throughout the year at the Special Care Clinic at Dental Care West</li></li></ul><li>THANK YOU<br />

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