Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to the WSPD

The Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry represents the specialty of pediatric dentistry in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon Territory.

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Mr. Rogers famously said, “Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers.” To know Dr. Brianne “Bri” Butler, is to know that she truly embodies the spirit of what it means to be a helper.

From her youngest years, she sought to adopt a profession where she could use her hands, but, more importantly, connect with people. “My father was a woodshop teacher, and so many of the principles and science in woodworking I found also in dentistry. I chose pediatric dentistry because I wanted the focus of my career to be on prevention and education.”

The Hawaii-Alaska Joint meeting was at the Aulani Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii.  It was a fun time connecting with colleagues, while enjoying excellent CE speakers.  Drs. Jacob Lee, Lynn Fujimoto & Heidi Ostby did an excellent job arranging this meeting.

Last October, the WSPD Fall Board meeting started with the Strategic Planning session, led by Dr. Paul Amundsen (AAPD Foundation VP for Development and Charitable Programs) The morning was spent identifying who, and what we are and what we, the WSPD do.  It was time well spent and the members of the Strategic Planning Committee will present a strategic plan at our Spring Board meeting that will be our framework for the next three years.    WSPD bylaws revisions will be presented for Board approval and then be voted on at the District caucus on May 25th.

Upcoming Events


AAPD 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Join WSPD and your colleagues in San Diego over Memorial Day weekend to take advantage of THE best dental conference in Pediatric Dentistry out there.