President & Executive Director
Dr. Alan L. Peet
Dr. Nathan E. Gelder
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.
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.