Dentist

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
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Facility: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation 
Address: P.O. Box 528 
Bethel, AK 99559 
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Specialty: General Practice 
Candidate Type: DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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**RELOCATION ASSISTANCE, RETENTION BONUS, HOUSING AVAILABLE AND NEGOTIABLE**

 

DENTIST: POSITION OVERVIEW

Provide clinical dental services within the priorities of the YKHC Dental Department and assist in dental prevention and dental health education efforts in the Sub Regional Clinics and surrounding villages.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • DDS or DMD degree form a dental school accredited by the commission of Dental Accreditation of the ADA, will accept new graduate

  • Dental public health background, cross cultural experience, and/or two years practice in Y-K Delta preferred. Time in Bethel may be required before dentist is stationed in the Sub Regional Clinics.

  • Current license to practice dentistry in the State of Alaska. Credentials necessary for appointment to the Medical and Dental Staff of the YKDR Hospital.

  • Dental equipment and instruments

  • General dentistry

  • Ability to supervise dental assistants’ chair side work and Dental Externs.

     

BENEFITS:

  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Comprehensive health coverage

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • School loan repayment eligibility

  • Tort Claims coverage

  • Retirement plans

  • Employee Wellness Center

 

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel

Bethel

The town of Bethel can be found on the Kuskokwim River 40 miles from the Bering Sea and 400 miles air distance from Anchorage. It is the hub for 56 surrounding villages providing supplies like food, fuel, medical care, and more. Bethels population is about 5,665 individuals who call this town home. It is the largest bush (rural) community in Alaska.

The communities of Bethel has so much to offer such as: 3 lane swimming pool and exercise gym, a movie theater, arts and craft stores and much more. In the summer times many of the residents are busy fishing and hunting for the winter.

Some of the bid events that occur in Bethel every year is the Kuskokwim 300, which is a sled dog race as well as the Cama-I Dance Festival that bring everyone in for all the surrounding villages.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC)

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is approximately the size of Oregon and covers 75,000 square miles and is home to over 28,000 patients. YKHC also has a fully accredited 50 – bed general acute care facility.

YKHC’s complete health care system consists of a primary care facility in Bethel and five sub-regional clinics located in Aniak, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, St. Mary’s and Toksook Bay. They offer

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