Component Societies

Component societies are the foundation of the WSDA. They play an integral role in implementing state projects at the local level and in representing the dental profession in their communities. Components elect their own officers and are assured representation at the annual House of Delegates meeting.

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Tuesday
Jun022009

Benton-Franklin Counties Dental Society

Counties: Benton, Franklin

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Tuesday
Jun022009

Clark County Dental Society

President
Dr. Wanda E. Palena
Vancouver
(360) 567-3333

President-elect
Dr. Scott W. George
Vancouver
(360) 576-5066

Secretary
Dr. David L. Carsten
Battle Ground 

Treasurer
Dr. Josef W. Lubisich
Vancouver
(360) 256-1755

Immediate Past President:
Dr. Kristine M. Aadland
Ridgefield
(360) 687-0909

Executive Secretary
Ms. Connie Stenlund
PO Box 821475
Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 828-1302
ConnieStenlund@gmail.com 
URL: www.clarkdentists.org

 

Clark County Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Counties: Clark, Portions of Cowlitz and Skamania

Clark County Population: 345,238
Cowlitz County Population: 92,948
Skamania County Population: 9,872
Number of WSDA Members: 188

The Clark County Dental Society lies on the southern border with Oregon, and is famous for the Columbia River Gorge where many of the worlds’ best windsurfers flock. This is also Volcano Country, all remarkably close to urban centers, from Portland to Puget Sound. (Vancouver, Washington is one of the areas fastest growing cities.) In this one region, residents can do pretty much anything their minds desire – from training to climb the Himalayas or starting a lucrative business.

Links: Experience Washington, the Clark County Chamber of Commerce, and the Cowlitz County Tourism Department

Tuesday
Jun022009

Grant County Dental Society

President
Dr. Levi S. Miller
Moses Lake
(509) 431-8357

Vice President
Dr. Ronald McHargue
Moses Lake
(509) 765-8010

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Darrin M. Tamanaha
Quincy
(509) 787-0715

Grant County Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Counties: Grant, Portions of Adams

Adams County Population: 16,428
Grant County Population: 74,698
Number of WSDA Members: 30

Fishing and hiking spots are surrounded by spectacular monuments of rock outlined against a dark blue sky. You'll find the people and the accommodations equally warm and friendly in this laid back area. Residents of Grant County are both active and sedate, taking advantage of the ever-present sunshine and expansive vistas. Moses Lake, for instance, is a haven for boaters, water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers.

Links: Experience Washington

Tuesday
Jun022009

Grays Harbor District Dental Society

President
Dr. David S. Blackett
Elma
(360) 482-4000 

Immediate Past President:
Dr. Stephen I. Rupert
Aberdeen
(360) 533-5104 

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Timothy Wandell
Hoquiam
(360) 532-8231

  

Grays Harbor CountyDental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

County: Grays Harbor

Grays Harbor County Population: 67,914
Number of WSDA Members: 39

A collection of 16 communities in Grays Harbor provide their own unique appeal, including the major city centers of Hoquiam, Aberdeen and Cosmopolis, and the renowned resort destinations of Ocean Shores and Westport. There’s also the quaint North Beaches, the spectacular Lake Quinault area, and some East County towns.

With ocean beaches and the Olympic National Park, Grays Harbor enjoys moderate marine temperatures throughout the year, including warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Grays Harbor is a vital, healthy, interesting and beautiful community - in short, an excellent place to live, work, visit, play, and transact business.

The area offers a variety of activities for families like beachcombing, kite-flying and building sandcastles, mini-golf and arcade play. Extreme sports enthusiasts will thrill to catching a wave at Westport or kayaking in the many rivers throughout the region. There’s also a skateboard park for amateurs and experts. Music festivals feature jazz, bluegrass and folk. In season, everyone enjoys digging for their limit of the area delicacy: razor clams.

Links: Grays Harbor Tourism and Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Sunday
Jun212009

Kitsap County Dental Society

President
Dr. Monica E. Berninghaus
Poulsbo
(360) 779-1566

President-elect
Dr. Sukhdeep S. Dhaliwal
Poulsbo
(360) 779-2339

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Michael D. Brooks
Poulsbo
(360) 779-7414

Executive Secretary
Ms. Peggy Stanley
17148 Johnson Way NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 697-5422
kitsapcds@hotmail.com

 

Kitsap County Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

County: Kitsap

Kitsap Co. Population: 231,969
Number of WSDA members: 140

The Kitsap Peninsula lies in the heart of Puget Sound surrounded by over 300 miles of saltwater shoreline and located between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Kitsap offers miles of accessible shoreline, world class golf courses, an eclectic collection of quaint and unhurried communities and endless recreational, cultural and scenic wonders.

With every Kitsap community on the water, including Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Gig Harbor, you’ll find spectacular views of mountains and water at every turn. Within a four-hour drive, you’ll find the Seattle and Tacoma Metropolitan areas, the Olympic Peninsula, Victoria and Vancouver, Canada, Portland, Oregon, and three national parks.

Links: Kitsap and Experience Washington

 

Sunday
Jun212009

Lewis County Dental Society

President
Dr.  David J. Franckum 
Chehalis
(360) 330-9595

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. William Ehret
Centralia
(360) 736-3232 

 

Lewis County Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Counties: Lewis, Pacific

Lewis County Population: 68,600
Pacific County Population: 20,984
Number of WSDA members: 40

Lewis County is located in southwestern Washington, 90 miles south of Seattle, 50 miles south of Tacoma, 30 miles south of Olympia, and 80 miles north of Portland. Lewis County's largest city is Centralia, and the county seat is the City of Chehalis. Centralia and Chehalis are known as the twin cities.

Lewis County covers 2,435.5 square miles and is a rapidly growing county, offering the civic and cultural opportunities of the Seattle and Portland areas with the recreational resources of the Pacific Northwest. These include the Washington and Oregon coasts, the Columbia Gorge and the Cascade Mountains. The county offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living.

Pacific County is located in the southwest corner of Washington. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Grays Harbor County, on the east by Lewis County and on the south by Wahkiakum County.

The economy of the county is based on the tourist industry, logging, lumber, manufacturing, oyster harvesting, seafood canning, crabbing, sports and commercial fishing, dairy farming, stock raising and cranberry growing.

Residents and visitors can enjoy fishing, hunting, beach combing, clam digging, camping, bird watching, golfing, trail hiking, whale watching, kite flying and various organized community sports.

Link: Experience Washington

Sunday
Jun212009

Lower Columbia District Dental Society

President
Dr. L. Blaine Kennington
Castle Rock
(360) 274-6666

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Douglas O'Connor
Longview
(360) 636-3900

President-elect
Dr. Donald G. Echols

Executive Director 
Dr. Russell Timms
2029 Ocean Beach Hwy
Longview, WA 98632
rbtdds@gmail.com

 

Lower Columbia District Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

 

Counties: Wahkiakum, portions of Cowlitz and Skamania

Wahkiakum County Population: 3,824
Cowlitz County Population: 92,948
Skamania County Population: 9,872
Number of WSDA members: 46

Wahkiakum County is located in the southwest portion of Washington, and borders the Columbia River on the south. Wahkiakum, an Indian word meaning “tall timber,” was first settled in 1846. The county has depended on forest products and dairying as its primary pursuits.

A short trip from the coffee bars of Seattle and Tacoma, three major volcanos - Mounts Rainier, St. Helens and Adams - rise like pyramids from the surrounding hills. Residents and visitors alike can climb on the back of a volcano or bike a wooded trail in the shadow of a city skyline. Or perhaps windsurf with the world's best where the breath of the Pacific is channeled in a great gorge.

Cowlitz County covers 1,144 square miles within the southwestern region of Washington. Once known as the “Timber Capital of the World,” Cowlitz County is home to Douglas fir, hemlock and western cedar trees which cover much of its rugged terrain. Cowlitz County still produces a large supply of logs and finished lumber for domestic and international markets, but has become more diversified. Recently, Cowlitz County has become known for its tourist attractions and tourism has become a growing industry. The May 18, 1980 eruption of nearby Mount St. Helens forever changed the landscape and the role tourism plays as an industry here.

Located in southwest Washington, Skamania County covers over 1,000,000 acres of diverse country. Home to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Trapper Creek, Indian Heaven Wilderness, waterfalls and mountain rivers, Skamania's southern border is defined by the Columbia River and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The northern territory holds the peak of Mount Saint Helens in the west and the base of Mt. Adams to the east. In 1805 Lewis and Clark named Beacon Rock, an 848' core to an extinct volcano, on their journey to the Pacific Ocean.Today it is the favorite day hike for many.

Links: Experience Washington

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun212009

Mount Baker District Dental Society

President
Dr. Ute Jane Collins
Mount Vernon
(360) 424-5650 

President-elect
Dr. Paul Halgren
Mount Vernon
(360) 336-3436  

Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Linh Vu
Ferndale
(360) 380-4553 

Immediate Past President
Dr. Ryan W. Wynne
Bellingham
(360) 671-3977

Executive Director
Dr. Ralph G. Peterson
4443 Sucia Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
rgpddswsda@gmail.com
http://mbdds.org

 

Mount Baker District Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

 

Counties: San Juan Islands, Whatcom, and Skagit and portions of Island

San Juan County Population: 14,077
Whatcom County Population: 166,814
Skagit County Population: 102,979
Island Co. Population: 71,558
Number of WSDA members: 188

Aboard a ferry to the San Juan Islands, galleries, vineyards and fine restaurants coexist with some of the most exciting canoeing and kayaking waters along the Pacific Coast. For residents here, it comes as no surprise that Native Americans favored the islands for their temperate climate, safe harbors and abundance of resources.

The region includes Whidbey Island, Camano Island, Fidalgo Island and the San Juan Islands.Many islands and islets make up the San Juan Islands, but the four main islands, Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and San Juan are the most accessible from the mainland.

Whatcom County is the northernmost county in Washington, containing 2,151 square miles that border on British Columbia, Canada to the north, Okanogan County to the east, Skagit County to the south and the Straight of Georgia to the west. Much of the county is mountainous (and part of National Forest and National Parks). Fifty miles east of Bellingham lies the highest peak in the North Cascade mountain range, Mount Baker (10,778 feet), an ice-clad volcano. This is sacred country for casual hikers and extreme mountaineers alike.

Skagit County is located in the Northwest corner of Washington about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Borders stretch from the glacial peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the coastal waters of Puget Sound. River rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and whale watching are popular recreational activities. World famous tulip fields blanket the valley in the spring, and flocks of Canadian geese, snow geese and trumpeter swans can be seen in the winter.

Links:Experience Washington, the San Juan Chamber of Commerce and Skagit County Tourism

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun212009

North Central District Dental Society

President
Dr. James K. Burnham
East Wenatchee
(509) 886-0664

Vice President
Dr. Bruce V. Wilcox
Wenatchee
(801) 633-7685

Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. David W. Parks
Wenatchee
(509) 662-7918 

  

North Central District Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Counties: Okanogan,Chelan, and Douglas

Okanogan County Population: 39,564
Chelan County Population: 66,616
Douglas County Population: 32,603
Number of WSDA members: 90

Residents here love fishing; Okanogan Country has more than 400 lowland lakes for your fishing pleasure. The area offers wide-open spaces teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and rural charm. It features a diverse blend of snow covered peaks, small towns, western history, art galleries and museums, live theatre, farmers markets and fresh from the field produce stands, music festivals, rodeos, country fairs and two famous dams.

A colorful and bustling region, Okanogan Country has a rich economic base utilizing its vast natural resources including timber, mining, ranching, recreation, tourism, hydroelectricity and agriculture.

In Chelan County, you'll encounter mountains, sagebrush covered desert and semi-arid flatlands, and hills that range from evergreen to velvety brown. Chelan County offers a range of lifestyles that will appeal to people from sedentary to active, participant to spectator, mild to wild adventure seekers, or to those who just need to slow down and decompress in a spectacular natural setting. Chelan County offers moderate temperatures, low precipitation and four distinct seasons under consistently sunny skies.

Douglas County is located near the geographic center of Washington. The Columbia River binds it on the north, the west and the south. Forested areas and areas with steppe shrub vegetation provide diverse wildlife habitat in the county. The primary industry in Douglas County is agriculture, including the raising of crops and associated industries including packaging, warehousing, shipping and processing. Apples, wheat and cattle are the primary crops. Approximately 33 percent of the workforce in Douglas County is employed in agriculture.

Links: Chelan County

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun212009

Olympic Peninsula Dental Society

President & Executive Director
Dr. Alan L. Peet
Sequim
(360) 681-0900

Vice President 
Dr. Nathan E. Gelder
Sequim
(360) 681-8884
 

Olympic Peninsula Dental Society Demographics

If you’re a dental professional thinking about relocating to Washington state, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some demographic information on all 17 component societies that together make up the Washington State Dental Association.

Counties: Clallam and Jefferson

Clallam County Population: 64,525
Jefferson County Population: 25,953
Number of WSDA members: 48

Clallam County lies across the northern half of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Its western and northern boundaries are the Pacific Ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca shorelines. The southern boundary cuts through Olympic National Park, the nearly million-acre wilderness interior of the Peninsula.

The high mountains, rugged coastlines, deep forest, miles of unspoiled rivers, clean air and water, and mild marine climate offer a most unusual combination of environmental amenities. When the cultural, educational, and social amenities available in the cities and towns are considered, along with the range of living styles from small town to rural to backwoods, the county becomes a uniquely desirable place to live and work.

The heart of the peninsula is Jefferson County, which brings together Victorian Port Townsend, the protected inland sea of the Hood Canal, the vast wilderness of the Olympics Mountains, and the rain forest and coastal zone of the Pacific Coast. Surrounded by the wonders of nature in Jefferson County, you’ll experience temperate wild rain forest, with its large 500 year old trees. Walk the Pacific Ocean beaches, view the rampant rivers, and enjoy the alpine meadows all within a few hours of each other.

Link: Olympic Peninsula's Visitor's Guide