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Dr. Mary Jennings' Editorial: Pay Your Danged PAC Dues!

One of my undergraduate professors once told us he was going to provide information so valuable that we would demand to pay extra at the end of the course. I didn’t recognize it at the time, but he was right. I wish I didn’t, but I use his information on personality disorders almost every day. 

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Mentors Needed

 The WSDA and UW Dental Alumni Mentor Program need you! Your knowledge and expertise are in high demand as todays dental student look for guidance navigating the world that awaits them upon graduation- you may be just the person to help them with that.

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Giving Back: Dr. Steve Albright and Paula Cipolla in Guatemela

Dr. Steve Albright and his wife, Paula Cipolla have been making the trek to Guatemala to provide dentistry to the masses for the past 12 years — bringing school supplies, toiletries, children’s clothing and underwear to distribute in their take home goodie bags. When they’re in Raxruhá, Alta Verapaz, the area’s host church sells tickets for the equivalent of $1 each to see the physician or the dentist until the tickets run out. 

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DQAC Rules Needing Comment

The Washington State Department of Health and the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) are currently in the process of reviewing several rule changes which if approved could be implemented before the end of the year. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit written testimony relating to the proposed rules prior to the formal rules hearing. The following is a list of rules currently open for public comment:

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