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By Akasha Spino-Bybee

So long Dr. Ferch, hello Dr. Bryant


Akasha Spino-Bybee

RETIRING: Grace and Lyle Ferch in front of his dental office. After 40 years of dentistry, more than half that time in Goldendale, Ferch is retiring.

After practicing as a licensed dentist for 40 years, Dr. Lyle Ferch is ready to retire. And despite the usual complications that tend to occur when one practice is passed on to another, this location will still be providing dental services to the city of Goldendale for many years to come.

Ferch has left a remarkable impact on numerous people's smiles across the U.S. and several in other countries. "Prior to coming to Goldendale in 1992 from practicing in Tacoma, we practiced for 17 years in North Dakota," he says. Ferch studied to become a dentist in Minnesota, where he met his wife, Grace.

"We went from rural North Dakota to Tacoma, where we discovered in a hurry that we did not like the...

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