To provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.
For more than 40 years, we’ve been giving our Northwest neighbors the power to thrive with clean, healthy smiles and dental care that connects seamlessly to their overall health and wellness plans.
We began in the late 1960s as a federally funded research demonstration project led by the director of Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research, who believed that embedding dental care in a neighborhood medical clinic serving low-income patients would yield better outcomes. The project ran from 1968 to 1974 and laid the groundwork for what is today Kaiser Permanente Dental.
In 1974, we opened our first office as a full-fledged dental program.
Today we serve more than 291,000 members at 21 convenient locations as far south as Eugene, Oregon, and as far north as Longview, Washington. We have been independently recognized* for more than 25 years as a leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered, comprehensive care.
We have a diverse, highly skilled group of more than 160 general and specialty dentists, as well as a broad PPO network with more than 7,500 dentists in Oregon and Washington.