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.
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: