"Tacoma Dental Society", now known as the Pierce County Dental Society was organized in 1887.
Currently the Society has over 430 members. Approximately 80% of the dentists in Pierce County are members of the Dental Society. The Society is a non-profit agency. 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. 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.
Pierce County Dental Society held it's "Children's Dental Health Day" on February 23, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Puyallup South Hill Mall. The event was free and members of the Society gave out free oral health goody bags, free dental screenings, free fluoride varnish applications, and free dental care for children in need. Special appearances were made by: "Chompy the Carrot", "Wisdom Tooth" and the “Tooth Fairy".
A special thanks to the following agencies who participated in the event:
Bates Dental Assisting Program
Clover Park Dental Assisting Program
Community Health Care
Multicare Celebrate Seniority Bike Helmet Program
Ft. Lewis/McChord Dentists
Lindquist Clinic for Children
Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Pierce County Dentist's Care
Puyallup Tribal Clinic
SEA-MAR Puyallup Children's Dental Clinic
Tacoma Pierce County Health Department/ABCDProgram
A Special Thanks To The Many PCDS Dentists Who Helped Out At The 2019 Children's Dental Health Event.
ATTN* PCDS is accepting donations from any person interested in donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. Oral hygiene supplies are given to children in the community who may not have the resources to obtain them. To donate, email Cheryl at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any donation of dental hygiene supplies would be greatly appreciated!
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.