The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium 2017 Distinguished Provider Award was presented to Thomas Bornstein, DDS, Dental Department, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium on March 25th in Anchorage. 

Dr. Tom Bornstein is a career-long advocate of Alaska Native oral health, and a truly remarkable public health visionary. Through his innovation, persistence and commitment to core public health principles, thousands of Alaska Native people have had their lives improved through oral health. 

Dr. Bornstein was instrumental in laying the foundation of today’s world-acclaimed Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapist Program to expand access to oral health care for Alaska Native people.

Award presented to Dr. Tom Bornstein