Herald: For Kennewick dentist, Guatemala mission is a promise kept

05 Dec Herald: For Kennewick dentist, Guatemala mission is a promise kept

On November 19th the Herald ran a story about our Dentist, Bart Roach, and his commitment to helping the people of Guatemala through dentistry. It’s a good read with more to follow. See the full story here. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article115997978.html

 

Bart Roach first visited Guatemala a decade ago, when he was fresh out of college.

He’d gone to the Central American country to volunteer, but didn’t last long at it. After three weeks, he had an epiphany: he wasn’t doing much good.

So the Pasco native — part of the sprawling Roach family, which has deep roots in the Tri-Cities — quit and helped run a hostel in Guatemala instead, staying four months.

And he made a promise: He’d come back when he had some real skills.

Roach is a man of his word.

Now 32 and a dentist, he’s back in Guatemala this week — leading a team of dentists and dental hygienists from around the world.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article115997978.html#storylink=cpy