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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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Parrish or Perish: Don't Shoot The Messenger


If you paid attention to last month’s WSDA News, you would have read that WSDA recently embarked on a challenge to Washington State to enforce its laws with regard to the prohibition of corporate practice, specifically RCW 18.32.675, Practice or solicitation by corporations prohibited. (1) No corporation shall practice dentistry. There is increasing concern that there may be entities practicing dentistry in Washington that are not following this RCW to the letter of the law. Time will tell.

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2014-2015 Leadership Institute

Are you ready to participate at a higher level? We’re soliciting applications for the fifth WSDA Leadership Institute. The Institute exists to develop future leaders of organized dentistry from the rank and file members of today. 

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