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23403 E Mission Ave, Suite 218
Liberty Lake, WA, 99019

Phone: 509-838-0436
Fax: 509-838-5040

Interested in partnering with SDDS on a special event, general membership meeting or continuing education program? Contact Wendy at

Mark Your Calendar!


Dentists Only Happy Hour
We welcome you to join us for a fun happy hour on Thursday, April 18 at 5pm in the Riverbank Taphouse at Northern Quest Resort. We’ll be hosting drinks and yummy snacks (charcuterie pretzels, brat sliders and flatbreads).

Mix and mingle with your colleagues and meet new members of our Society.


2nd Annual Staff Appreciation Party!

Friday, April 19
Northern Quest Resort
Dinner, dancing, raffles, photo booth & live music that will keep you on your feet!
Discounted rooms available

$40 per person
Contact Wendy to RSVP,



SDDS Members Only
No Cost to Attend
Program Starts at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Please RSVP with
Location (unless otherwise noted): Empire Health Foundation’s Philanthropy Center
1020 W Riverside Ave
Next to Spokane Club
Meeting room is downstairs

April: NO MEETING, Join us at the Inland Northwest Dental Conference!

May 14: SDDS Annual Elections, Presentation by UW School of Dentistry Dean and CE Presentation by Dr. Sara Gordon

Oral Cancer: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

How can you tell whether a lesion is dangerous or not? By reviewing some clinical cases that turned out to be oral cancer, and some that didn’t, you will learn more about your role in the early diagnosis of oral cancer and precancer. You will review the recent ADA evidence-based guideline on evaluating these types of diagnostic dilemmas, and what the guideline says about the use of diagnostic adjuncts such as light-based methods. You will also get some useful tips on submitting biopsies, from a clinician who has been on both ends of the biopsy process for many years - the scalpel and the microscope.

Sara Gordon DDS, MS
Professor of Oral Medicine and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Washington School of Dentistry

Dr Gordon graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry in eastern Canada. She had a private dental practice in Nova Scotia for 8 years before completing a 4-year Oral Pathology residency at the University of Western Ontario, near Toronto, where she received a Master of Science in Pathology with the first definitive study of foreign body gingivitis. A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, she is also board certified in both Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr Gordon is active in organized dentistry leadership on a local and national level. She is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, and currently incoming Chair of the Section on Academic Affairs of the American Dental Education Association. She has taught diagnostic sciences and pathology in Canada and the USA for over 30 years, published about 100 scientific papers and abstracts, and presented well over 100 continuing education courses. She came to Seattle as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2014 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directed an oral pathology biopsy service.


Inland Northwest Dental Conference
April 18-20, 2019
Northern Quest Resort
3 days of CE

Difficult Conversations in Opioid Prescribing
In collaboration with The Spokane County Medical Society
April 24, 2019
5:30pm - 7:45pm
The Providence Auditorium
Seating is limited! Register by April 18
RSVP with

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