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The "Hands of Love" humanitarian effort in the Guatemalan village of Raxruhá, in central Guatemala, needs dentists and dental auxiliary staff. Steve Albright, and wife, Paula Cipolla, will be part of this annual team. Dates of the trip are Frebruary 20 - March 3, cost is $1,500 & includes airfare, transportation in country and meals. No language proficiency required. To find out more, call the number below. 

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Dr. Mike Buehler heads up project in Yakima

Longtime WSDA member Dr. Mike Buehler isn't letting retirement slow him down. He recently spearheaded the drive to get a new clinic built for the Union Gospel Mission in Yakima, set to open on February 6. The Yakima Herald did a piece on his efforts, read it here.

The Clinic will hold an Open House on Friday, Feb. 15 from 2-7 pm, at  1300 N. 1st St.  Ste. 106, Yakima — if you're in the area, stop in and congratulate Dr. Buehler and all the folks who made the clinic a reality!


WSDA, Coalition Advocate for Adult Dental Medicaid

In 2011, dental coverage for most Medicaid-insured adults was eliminated. The same year funding was also cut for Community Health Centers to treat uninsured. As a result, nearly 450,000 low-income adults, including many people with disabilities and 130,000 seniors, were left with only access to emergency care.

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UWSoD/ WAGD Winter Gala!

Swim with the fishes at the UWSOD and WAGD Winter Gala!

Buy your tickets for the UWSOD and WAGD Winter Gala,  February 2 from 8:00 p.m. — Midnight at the Seattle Aquarium!  Purchase tickets here. 

  Tickets for doctors and guests are $100 per person and include an open bar, a great DJ, photo booth, free reign of the Aquarium for two hours (with guided tours by docents!),  well over $25,000 worth of silent auction items , heavy appetizers, and swag bags! 

Don’t wait, tickets will be $110 at the door. Please visit the site for more information about the event, including a sweet hotel deal for the night of the gala, and more!

A BIG thank you to the premier cash sponsors: WAGD, Issaquah Dental Lab, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Dean Dr. Joel Berg