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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. Karl Smith

Dear members,

I hope 2022 is off to a good start for you! For many of us, the new year is a time for making resolutions, setting new goals and starting new habits. It is a time for new beginnings and it is, therefore, quite appropriate that January 2022 marks the start of a new chapter in the history of PCDS.

I am very pleased to announce that Cindy Stephen, who was Interim Executive Director last fall, is now officially the Executive Director of PCDS. Cindy has enjoyed a long-standing association with the PCDS, having joined the organization in 2000, and has worked in various capacities including member services, community outreach, fundraising and advertising. We are honored and privileged to be the beneficiary of Cindy’s extensive experience, service and dedication, as well as her connection to the dental network and local communities. We look forward to Cindy’s executive leadership of the PCDS and her support of the organization in accomplishing its mission and objectives, as well as meeting the needs of its membership and the communities that it serves. Congratulations, Cindy, on being our new Executive Director!

The new year has, unfortunately, also seen a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant. Consequently, the PCDS will continue to hold virtual meetings and CE classes until it is deemed safe to have in-person meetings again. We will continue to maintain situational awareness and observe public health guidelines, and we hope to be able to resume meetings at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club this fall.

I am cautiously optimistic that, after two years of the pandemic, we will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel. With that in mind, here’s wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2022!

Mark your calendar for our next general membership meeting (GMM)/CE via Zoom.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Dr. Ivan Navarro

"Implant Biomechanics for Everyday Dental Practice"

Registration link coming soon.

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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 staff person. 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 $56,550 in donations for the 2021 “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 $380,000 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.

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