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Welcome to Pierce County Dental Society!

Pierce County Dental Society is a component society for current members of the American Dental Association and Washington State Dental Association.


January President's Message - Dr. Sonia Pal

Dear Members,
Happy New Year. I hope you all took some time to enjoy the holiday season, albeit a bit different than year's past, and hopefully just as relaxing. January is a good time for goal setting for the upcoming year. Learn from the past year, let go of things we cannot control and a reset to a positive outlook. Take some time for self-care, it will get better.
The buzz on the street is all about vaccines. As we figure out logistics, we hit a few bumps in the road with contact information. I believe the information has been corrected and there are several options for members to get the vaccine. You should have received emails with Franciscan and Multicare contact information for scheduling appointments for vaccines. There are also a few other smaller vendors that are offering the service. Please let us know if you need further information about vaccines. It is a squeaky wheel, but it is turning and will hopefully smooth out soon.
Our joint general membership meetings have been going very well with Snohomish County. We have added another date for this year. Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 18th at 6:15pm. The topic will be a review of liability insurance from TDIC. I believe for those in attendance that have their coverage, a 5% discount will be offered. Please join us and take advantage of this offer. Our next meeting is Tuesday January 19th at 6:15pm. Our very own John West will be speaking with us about all things endo. Please register as soon as possible.
Again, I wish you and yours all the best in this new year. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Best regards,

Tuesday, January 19 - PCDS Presents John West, DDS, MSD

Dr. West will be presenting "Regrowing Your Practice Through Interdisciplinary Dentistry: "The Magic Wand"

There’s Good news and Bad news…

First the Bad news…
The world, and the world of dental practice, has been turned upside down by a Pandemic. Many dentists are living in a “culture of fear”: Afraid of loss of business, possible mortal danger, irreversible financial loses, staff exiting, and unparalleled increase in expenses. There is one thing certain about uncertainty: It generates fear, anxiety, and doubt. Unrecognized, but most important, uncertainty eliminates possibility.

Now the Good news…
All this Bad news dissipates and even disappears when living into a “future of possibility.” We, the dentists of the Pacific Northwest, have a legacy secret that gives us a chance for a practice reset. The new domain of dentist/patient options that are available through interdisciplinary care opens new possibilities, a shift from scarcity to abundance.
Thinking possibility not only creates a practice that survives the Pandemic but, instead, creates a practice that ultimately thrives. Let the healing begin right here, right now in the Pacific Northwest.
My agenda subjects include: 1) PNW as the mecca of interdisciplinary dentistry 2) The Interview 3) The Permission 4) The Tour and 5) The Choice.

John West, DDS, MSD (Founder and Director @Center for Endodontics)

Dr. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor, he earned his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. John has presented unrivaled global endodontic education while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, WA with his two sons. John is a clinical visionary, a teacher, and an advocate for any dentist that wants to experience the successful possibilities of endodontics in their practice. John’s memberships include: 2009 president and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2010 president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the NW Network for Dental Excellence, and the International College of Dentists. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for: The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, and he is an associate editor for Endodontic Practice/U.S.

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We are dedicated to furthering education, mutual support and better communication with the general public for the purpose of their better dental health. The Society has a Central Office to provide information on current dental issues, act as a liaison to the outside community, and serve as a support to its member dentists. Our goal is to provide this website as a resource for dentists, patients, and the community. If there is information that you feel would be helpful to other patients or dentists, please email your suggestions to

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Patient Resources

We provide free referrals to our Pierce County dentists for those patients who are looking for a new dental home, and we also have a download-able list of multi-lingual dental offices located in Pierce County

The Society has a Central Office to provide information on current dental issues, act as a liaison to the outside community, and serve as a support to its member dentists. We have one full-time and two part-time staff persons. The Central Office provides no-cost referral and mediation services for the public. Mediation is done for member dentists only.

The Pierce County Dental Society is proud to honor the many dentists who have participated in volunteer activities over the years. Together dentists in Pierce County donated $1,000,000 in care to low-income individuals in dental need, and participated in several oral health educational activities throughout the County.

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Congratulations – The Pierce County Dental Foundation received $78,640 in donations for the 2019 “A Day for Smiles” event.

All proceeds for the “A Day for Smiles” goes to the Pierce County Dental Foundation Endowment fund. The fund has a goal of $1,000,000. Once the fund reaches $500,000 it will start disbursing the proceeds for oral health care for those in need, oral health education, and to support education for dental professionals. Currently the fund has over $233,000 in donations.

In 2019 the Foundation supported several community events to support improved oral health such as: Pierce County Dentists Care Program, Bates Free Dental Day, Tacoma Rescue Mission Free Dental Day, Pierce County Veteran’s Resource Fair, Pierce County Dental Society Children’s Dental Health Day, and oral hygiene supplies for schools in Pierce County.

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