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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.
April President's Message - Dr. Sonia Pal
I hope this letter finds you all well. This road is long, tiring and ever changing. Hopefully, the longer days and warmer weather are helping to get though. I know it does for me. Please continue to check in on one another. Even though we have this wonderful membership, it is easy to feel alone and isolated. We all have our own unique circumstances that puts a twist into any situation. Reach out to colleagues, family and friends and strengthen relationships.
We are busy in the main office finding Cheryl’s replacement. It is truly bittersweet. We have interviews scheduled and will bring back our report to the Board by the May meeting. I am planning in May to have a candidate chosen and accepted. Stayed tuned for more information.
Some exciting news is our very own Linda Edgar is running for ADA President. Linda has been advocating for Dentists for over many years. She is strong, unwavering, and extremely supportive of us all. She listens and comes up with thoughtful solutions that make sense. Please join me in supporting Linda’s campaign.
Hope you have a chance to get out an enjoy some of this beautiful weather!
2021 PCDS Meetings
All meetings will be virtual. PCDS will continue to hold joint meetings with SCDS through the end of 2021.
Tues. Sept. 21st - Dr. Arun Garg, Implant Dentistry
Tues. Oct. 19th - Dr. John Kalmar, Oral Pathology
Tues. Nov. 16th - Dr. Ed McGlumphy, Implant Prosthetics
Check back for more information and registration links
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The Foundation has 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.