WSDA Citizen of the Year

Do you know a member dentist doing incredible charitable work in their community? Nominate them for WSDA Citizen of the Year!

The WSDA Citizen of the Year Award is given each year to recognize a member dentist who has given outstanding service to a domestic and/or foreign community; to encourage others toward such activity; to reinforce values of service to the profession; and to promote the image of dentistry. 

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee must be a WSDA member
  • The award will be based on civic activities, elective and volunteer, including, but not limited to:
    • Service organizations
    • Youth groups
    • Schools
    • Non-salaried government positions
    • Church-sponsored community services
    • Personal commitment to community service through volunteering
    • Service to all 501(c)(3) Foundations
  • Priority will be given to nominees whose service has been in Washington state

Nominations for the 2022 WSDA Citizen of the Year are due by Friday, June 24. Former nominees may be re-nominated.

Nomination Form

Nominations are now closed. 

Award Presentation

The 2022 award winner will be featured in the Fall 2022 Issue of WSDA News magazine and honored at the Citizen of the Year Award Dinner on Friday, Sept. 23 at the WSDA House of Delegates in Bellevue.

2021 Citizen of the Year: Dr. Peter Hampl

For more than 50 years, Dr. Peter Hampl has leveraged a career in forensic dentistry and passion for the dental profession to provide service to others, whether in the South Sound or in underserved communities around the world.

His leadership and professionalism have been brought to bear on some of our country’s greatest challenges, including Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center Disaster. He was also instrumental in efforts to improve forensic investigations in Washington state.

Read more about 2021 WSDA Citizen of the Year Dr. Peter Hampl here.

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Dr. Peter Hampl
  • Previous Citizen of the Year Award Recipients