Live Chat
Washington State Dental Association

WSDA Ambassador Program

In January, WSDA launched the WSDA Component Ambassador Program with the goal of expanding our Washington dental community at the local level. The program is built upon the effort of volunteer members and staff from each component society who are tasked with reaching out to new members and newly licensed non-members in their areas. Along with welcoming new members, these ambassadors invite non-members to attend component society meetings to get a better idea of our community and all that organized dentistry has to offer. 

WSDA would like to thank all of our component ambassadors for the work they have put in over the past several months to welcome dentists into the WSDA community. The ambassadors from each society are as follows:

Dr. Dennis Bradshaw (Benton-Franklin Counties Dental Society)
Dr. Kristine Aadland (Clark County Dental Society)
Dr. Christopher Dorow (Grant County Dental Society)
Dr. Stephen Rupert (Grays Harbor District Dental Society)
Dr. Monica Berninghaus (Kitsap County Dental Society)
Dr. Elissa Maynard (Lewis County Dental Society)
Dr. David Houten (Lower Columbia District Dental Society)
Dr. Ute Collins (Mount Baker District Dental Society)
Dr. Heather Ronngren (North Central District Dental Society)
Dr. Travis Johnson (Olympic Peninsula Dental Society)
Cheryl Jenkins (Pierce County Dental Society)
Dr. Stephen Albright (Seattle-King County Dental Society)
Judy Bangs (Snohomish County Dental Society)
Wendy Johnson (Spokane District Dental Society)
Dr. Julie Kellogg (Walla Walla Valley Dental Society)
Dr. Michael Buehler (Yakima Valley Dental Society)

We are excited to see how this program will continue to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for both new members and non-members considering joining organized dentistry. If you are interested in getting involved as an ambassador in your area, please contact Kainoa Trotter at or (206) 973-5221.

Posted: / Last Updated: