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"Tacoma Dental Society", now known as the Pierce County Dental Society was organized in 1887.
Currently the Society has over 420 members. Approximately 80% of the dentists in Pierce County are members of the Dental Society. The Society is a non-profit agency. We are dedicated to furthering education, mutual support and better communication with the general public for the purpose of their better dental health.
The Society has a Central Office to provide information on current dental issues, act as a liaison to the outside community, and serve as a support to its member dentists. We have one full-time staff person. The Central Office provides no-cost referral and mediation services for the public. Mediation is done for member dentists only.
Pierce County Dental Society held it's "Children's Dental Health Day" on February 29, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Puyallup South Hill Mall. The event was free and members from the Society gave out free oral health goody bags, free dental screenings, free fluoride varnish applications, and dental referrals for children in need. Special appearances were made by: "Chompy the Carrot", "Wisdom Tooth", "The Toothbrush" and the “Tooth Fairy".
The following agencies were at the event:
Bates Dental Assisting Program
Clover Park Dental Assisting Program
Community Health Care
Multicare Celebrate Seniority Bike Helmet Program
Ft. Lewis/McChord Dentists
Lindquist Clinic for Children
Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Pierce County Dentist's Care
Puyallup Tribal Clinic
SEA-MAR Puyallup Children's Dental Clinic
Tacoma Pierce County Health Department/ABCDProgram
A Special Thanks To The Many PCDS Dentists Who Helped Out At The Event
100% Of the proceeds stay in Pierce County to help those in dental need.
All proceeds for the “A Day for Smiles” goes to the Pierce County Dental Foundation Endowment fund. The fund has a goal of $1,000,000. Once the fund reaches $500,000 it will start disbursing the proceeds for oral health care for those in need, oral health education, and to support education for dental professionals. Currently the fund has over $480,000 in donations.
The Foundation has supported several community events to promote improved oral health such as: Pierce County Dentists Care Program, Bates Free Senior Dental Day,
Tacoma Rescue Mission Free Dental Day, Pierce County Veteran’s Resource Fair, Pierce County Dental Society Children’s Dental Health Day, oral hygiene supplies for schools in Pierce County and
Scholarships for Bates Technical College Dental Assisting Program, Clover Park Technical College Dental Assisting Program, Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program.