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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.


August President's Message - Dr. Karl Smith

Dear Members,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and having a great summer. Summer is synonymous with vacations, road trips, camping, barbecues and, in general, a relaxing time with friends, family or even by oneself. It's no wonder that most of us wish it would never end. But, as they say, time flies when you are having fun and summer is quickly drawing to an end, with schools back in session in about four weeks.

Here at the PCDS, we have been busy planning the relocation of our office from the building that has housed us for more than twenty years. The final location is yet to be determined but, rest assured, PCDS personnel can still be reached via email and phone. Please stay tuned for updates on our future space.

We are also excited to kick off the fall season with a golf tournament on September 10, 2021. This event is jointly sponsored by PCDS and the alumni of UW School of Dentistry for the benefit of the dental school and Pierce County Dental Foundation. It will be a great opportunity to tee off with colleagues and have a great time at the Tacoma Golf & Country Club, especially since this event was postponed during the pandemic last year.

Until next time, here’s to savoring the beautiful weather and long daylight hours. Have a wonderful rest of the summer!

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

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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 $58,000 in donations for the 2020 “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.

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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