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Fun at the Nov. 16th annual Social/Gala!

If you have photos you'd like to share, please send them.  Thanks to everyone who attended!  See photos below!

A Special Thank You To Our

Gold Level ($1,000):  Hiossen Dental Implant
Silver Level ($500):   Garfield Refining Inc.       Henry Schein Dental   Lumadent    Physicians & Dentists Credit Bureau    Washington Dentist’s Insurance Agency (WDIA)      Wells Fargo Practice Finance

DONORS:  (Cash & Raffle Items)
3M Oral Care
Dr. Marissa Bender
Coltene — George Hayes
Everett Endodontics – Drs. Tiina Oviir & Michael Moran
Garfield Refining Co.
Hiossen Dental Implant
Janice R. Ikeda, DDS
Lakeside Endodontics—Dr.  Shahin Etemadi
Lake Stevens Implant & Perio– Dr. Janet Miesel
Dr. Stephen J. Lee
Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Lee
Merchant Advocate
Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Inc.
OM3 Oral Surgery – Drs. Kim, Wahan, & Brady
Pellegrini Orthodontics – Dr. Peter Pellegrini
Physicians & Dentists Credit Bureau
Song Periodontics—Dr. Jung Song
Washington Dentist’s Insurance Agency  (WDIA)
Washington Oral Surgery – Drs. Jae Hong  &  Sabrina Mahil
Wells Fargo Practice Finance

Social -- 2017 concourse
Social -- 2017 The Coats
Social photo #4
2017 gala
Social photo #6

2017 House of Delegates

​Thank you to our 2017 House of Delegates attendees (L to R): Drs. Marissa Bender, Naghmeh Izadi, Peter Pellegrini, Ms. Judy Bangs, Michael Whelan, Andrew Sholudko, Alexis Apatoff, & Stephen J. Lee. 
Thank you to our 2017 House of Delegates Attendees

Washington State Dental Association
Announces the 2017 Citizen of the Year
Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Nhi Pham, who was selected  for our own Society's Special Recognition Award in May (see below).  We were thrilled to nominate her for the Statewide Award, and excited she was selected.  She will be honored at the annual WSDA House of Delegates meeting in September.  See her fascinating and inspiring story in the August WSDA News.

Congratulations to all of the SCDS previous Special Recognition Award recipients.  Nominate an SCDS member dentist for this award by April 1st each year.

2017 —  Dr. Nhi Pham

2016 — Dr. Loree Bolin

2015 —  Dr. Olga Ortuzar

2014 —  No Award Presented

2013 —  Dr. Ross Haddow

2012 — Dr. T. Kevin Dang

2011  — Dr. Frederick “Ric” Prael

2010 —  Dr. Casey Culberson

2009 — Dr. Joseph Albert

2008 — Dr. Patti Kashiwa

2007 — Dr.  Shengyi Teng

2006  — Dr. Keith Leonard

2005 —  Dr. Eric Bowles

2004 —  Dr. James Plihal

2003  —  Dr. Gordon Hungar

2002 —  Dr. Michael Karr

2001 —  Dr. Stephen Grindall

2000 —  Dr. George Holdeman


Dental Outreach trip to China

SCDS Member dentist Dr.Jacqueline de Leon-Estes visited China in May with her family to do dental education for about 250+ children and 60 teachers.  This is their 4th international dental outreach trip as a family -- They've visited the Philippines on two previous trips and Belize. On this trip they also volunteered at a panda conservation center -- Cleaning enclosures, making their food, feeding and snuggling with ​the pandas.  Dr. ​de Leon-Estes is an orthodontist in Mukilteo.

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SCDS Special Recognition Award

Nhi Pham, DDS

Congratulations to
Nhi Pham, DDS

Recipient of our Society's Special Recognition Award for 2017

     Each May our Society recognizes one member dentist for his or her outstanding volunteer activities and community service.  We are proud to announce Dr. Nhi Pham has been selected to receive the 2017 award.  Come to the May 17th meeting and help us honor her!

     Dr. Pham is a 1999 graduate of the UW School of Dentistry, and has practiced in Mukilteo since 2003.  Mentoring and serving the needs of the community are two things Dr. Pham has woven into her entire dental career.  She was part of the National Service Corp for 4 years serving underserved populations, taught in the hygiene departments at Lake WA Tech College and Shoreline CC, and since 2012 has been an affiliate faculty member at the UWSOD.  She volunteers regularly in the UW Urgent Care and outreach clinics, the MTI van, Stand Down for Veterans, Project Homeless Connect, & provides a yearly pro-bono dental day for Veterans. She has served on dental mission trips to Haiti, and to Ecuador last year after the earthquake. Dr. Pham currently serves on the Board for Medical Relief International.  Congratulations to Dr. Nhi Pham!

     Do you know an SCDS member dentist making a difference in our community and beyond?  Nominations may be made anytime during the year, and the next deadline is May 1st, 2018.

Dr. Jennifer Meader and her smiling staff members at a recent SCDS General Meeting.

jennifer meader photo

Toothapalooza at the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett on February 17th, 2017

Snohomish County dentists and volunteers provided free dental exams and offered a variety of fun, dental-related activities during the annual Toothapalooza event which celebrates ​National Children's Dental Health Month.

Toothapalooza 2017 --Group Photo
Toothapalooza 2017 -- Photo #1 Tooth Fairy
Toothapalooza 2017 -- Photo #2
Toothapalooza 2017 -- Photo #3 SeaHawks chair

Fun at the Annual Social, Foundation Fundraiser, & Staff Appreciation Night with Entertainer Nash Fung.

2016 social -- Pellegrini 3+
2016 Social -- Pellegrini 1
2016 Social -- Pellegini 4
2016 social -- Pellegrini 5
Loree Bolin -- Photo
Dr. Loree Bolin

Congratulations to Dr. Loree Bolin on being selected for the 2016 WSDA Citizen of the Year Award!  She was honored at the WSDA House of Delegates in September, where she shared a presentation on her organization's volunteer efforts. Our own Society honored her in May with our Special  Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  Visit her Health & Hope Foundation website at:


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