Mount Baker District Dental Society

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

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

Dr. Linh Vu
(360) 380-4553 

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

Executive Director
Dr. Ralph G. Peterson
4443 Sucia Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248


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