WSDA Citizen of the Year

Dr. Beatrice Gandara 2019 WSDA Citizen of the Year

2019 WSDA Citizen of the Year: Dr. Beatrice Gandara

For more than 30 years, University of Washington School of Dentistry Professor Beatrice “Bea” Gandara has leveraged her passion for dentistry and service to others to inspire new generations of dentists while also increasing access to care.

Her work with middle and high school students, as well as pre-dental undergrads, has had immense influence on building a pipeline of young people who are interested in dentistry and come from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

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