By all accounts, the first RAM/Seattle-King County Clinic was a successful event, with more than 600 patients seen in the dental clinic alone each day!
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Are you in need of free medical/dental/vision care? Come to the Seattle/King County Clinic at the Seattle Center
On October 23-26 (this Thursday - Sunday) people in need of medical/dental/vision care can get no-cost treatment at the Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical at the Key Arena at Seattle Center. All are welcome, patients do not need to provide identification or proof of citizenship to attend or be seen by attending doctors.
• All services will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Of the four days, Thursday is expected to be the quietest.
• Because entry to the event will be limited, please visit the website and familiarize yourself with the way the Clinic works. Event FAQs
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.
For the past 12 years, WSDA Member and Loma Linda Dental School Adjunct Professor Dr. Kim Nordberg has been making short term dental mission trips to Guatemala and El Salvador with a group that has included his sons Peder and Eric; students from dental schools at Loma Linda, USC and UCLA; and fellow dentists from the Christian Medical Dental Association of Southern California.