Eastern Aleutian Tribes’ Dental Program provides services in all of our communities. Services provided include examinations, emergency treatment, preventative services (cleanings, sealants, and fluoride application), extractions, root canals, full and partial dentures, crowns, and bridges. Eastern Aleutian Tribes is among the first regional corporations to provide complete dental services to all their community members regardless of ability to pay.
In the past, dental services were only available when a dentist from Southcentral Foundation flew to some of the villages to conduct a dental clinic, often only once a year, and only for Indian Health Services (IHS) beneficiaries or only for children. If the weather turned bad, the schedule would be completely disrupted. Long term lack of access to professional dental care has been a major contributor to Alaska Natives having the highest rate of tooth decay of any population group in the nation. Tooth decay and gum disease has been linked to prenatal issues, diabetes, and heart disease.