Mission: Helping Local Dentists Succeed

Vision: Improving Oral Health for our Community

Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Seattle-King County Dental Society is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that these principles foster an innovative and dynamic culture leading to exceptional and sustainable results. We support diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, identity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, educational background, and socioeconomic status throughout our membership, leadership and staff. By serving a wide range of communities and organizations, we strive to further advance the dental profession, improve the oral health of the public, and promote equity and access to oral health care.

We resolve to promote and maintain an environment that honors and respects the dignity, uniqueness and worth of each person in order to empower each member of our organization to optimally participate in our vision of improving oral health for our community.

The diversity experience of SKCDS includes long-running programs aimed at engaging a wide range of members in the work and benefits of the Society, reducing oral health disparities across population groups, developing leadership skills for diverse dentists, and educating leaders.

History of Our Society

Since its founding in 1892, the Society has promoted the highest levels of oral health for the citizens of King County and provided critical support and educational opportunities for the many dental professionals practicing in the County.

Please click on our 'For Our Community' tab and select 'Reduced Cost Clinics' to learn more about the many free resources we provide to members of the general public and dental health professionals.

The Seattle-King County Dental Society is a membership organization of almost 1,700 dentists practicing in King County, Washington. We are a component society of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Our dentists enjoy many benefits from their tripartite membership.

The Seattle-King County Dental Foundation, established in 1992, works closely with the Society to provide access to dental care for the under-served citizens of King County. The Foundation also supports dental educational programs for members of the public and healthcare professionals.