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Meet Dr. Rodney Wentworth

meet dr rodney wentworth

Dr. Rodney Wentworth is active in the local Dental Society and State Dental Association and enjoys fishing, reading about fishing, thinking about fishing, and more fishing. Click here to see pictures of Dr. Wentworth's fishing adventures.

Dr. Wentworth was featured in the WSDA News Cover Story from December 2011 Issue 2. The article discusses Dr. Wentworth journey into his position as the WSDA President and gives readers a glimpse into who he is as a person, professional, and family man. He is described as being a man who “represents the core values so many dentists share: a love of life, a strong ethical compass, a keen scientific mind, and diverse interests.”

Business/Employment

  • General Dentist private practice Bellevue, Washington
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry
    • Department of Oral Medicine part time Faculty (1992-present)
    • Department of Oral Health Sciences part time Faculty teaching Ethics and Professionalism (2007-present)
    • Curriculum Ethics and Professionalism Thread Champion (2014-present)

Education

Research

  • University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Surgery and School of Electrical Engineering, Seattle, WA 1976-1978
  • Research and development of the laser scalpel. Co-authored associated publications

Dental Publications

  • Contributing author, Journal of the American Dental Association Ethical Moment
  • Citations available on request

Speaking

  • Presentations to Dental Societies, Dental Conferences, Study Clubs on Ethics
  • History available on request

Professional Associations Member

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society (SKCDS)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Fellow International College of Dentists

Professional Associations History

  • ADA Governance House Oversight Committee 2012
  • ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs 2007- 2011, Vice chair 2009-10, Chair 2010-11
  • ADA Delegate 2009-2013
  • ADA Alternate Delegate 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
  • WSDA Policy Task Force 2013-Present
  • WSDA Nominations Task Force Chair 2013
  • WSDA Immediate Past President 2012-13
  • WSDA President 2011-12
  • WSDA President Elect 2010-11
  • WSDA Vice President 2009-10
  • WSDA Board of Directors 2003- 2013
  • WSDA Committee on Judicial Affairs, Ethics, and Peer Review 1993- 1999, Chair '98, '99
  • WSDA Web Site Task Force 2001
  • WSDA Access Task Force 2001
  • WSDA Nominations Task Force 2004
  • WSDA Regulatory Task Force 2004-2006
  • WSDA Citizen of the Year Task Force Chair 2005
  • WSDA Task Force on Recognition Chair 2007
  • Alternate Delegate to ADA 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Delegate to WSDA 1998-2003
  • SKCDS President 2002-2003
  • SKCDS Executive Council 1998-2004
  • SKCDS Forensic Committee 1992-present
  • SKCDS Peer Review and Ethics Committee 2000-present
  • SKCDS Ethics Committee 1989-'94, '96-'98 Chair 1992-'94
  • SKCDS Program and CDE Committee 2001-2006 Chair 2003
  • SKCDS Strategic Planning Committee 2001-2006
  • SKCDS Nominations Committee 2003-2006 Chair 2005
  • SKCDS Executive Director Search Committee 2005
  • Seattle-King County Dental Foundation President 2003-2006
  • Seattle-King County Dental Foundation Board of Directors 1999-2008
  • Seattle-King County Dental Foundation Auction Planning Committee 1995-present, co-chair '98, '99, '00, '01

Other Experience

  • Washington Dentists Insurance Agency Board of Directors 2013-present
  • Washington Dental Service Appeals Panel 2008- present
  • Washington Dental Service Foundation Senior Access Project 2007-2010
  • Washington State Department of Health Dental Anesthesia Committee 2005-2006
  • Northwest Dentists Insurance Company claims committee 2002-2007
  • Trout Unlimited Life Member
  • Director Pacific Professional Seminars
  • Save Lake Sammamish
  • Weber Point Association Board of Directors 1997-'98
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