Dr. BJ Larson
I have been interested in becoming a dentist since I was 6 years old. Currently, I have been in practice over 30 years, 23 of those as a pediatric specialist. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1986. I then joined the US Army and spent one year completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program (AEGD.) Following this I worked for several years as a general dentist, some in the U.S. Army, some operating a small practice owned by a large dental corporation in Wisconsin, my state of origin. I then completed a two year pediatric dental specialty residency at George Washington University/Children’s Hospital in 1994. I achieved Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002. I continually participate in continuing education activities to retain that certification and further my expertise in the specialty.
I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), past - President of the Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) and past-President of the Mount Baker District Dental Society (MBDDS). I am also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), past-President of the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (WSAPD). As part of my ongoing effort to remain current in my chosen specialty I am a member of two regional Pediatric Dental study clubs. I also served as a member of the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) Committee on Regulation which updated the sedation rules for WA dental providers.
I helped organize, and volunteered for, the Skagit County Dental Van which delivered reduced cost dental care to the most needy among us for the decade prior to the 2008 economic downturn. Currently I serve as Immediate-past President of the Board of Directors and acting Treasurer for the Children’s Museum of Skagit County. I am married to Mary Kay and we have one son. Aside from dentistry my interests include traveling, scouting, landscaping and most outdoor sports, especially all types of skiing.