Our Core Values

Our goal has always been to deliver the highest possible quality of periodontal and implant care to the Bellingham, Burlington, Anacortes and Island cities. This mandates continual study, interaction with highly respected colleagues and academicians in our field.  Clinical research has frequently been an integral part of our practice as we strive to provide the most effective treatment with careful follow-up and analysis.  Interacting with all disciplines in dentistry in a Study Club format has been particularly enlightening and enjoyable.

Our focus has been on meeting the total health needs of the patient.  We emphasize education, smoking cessation, Diabetes protocol compliance, nutritional concerns, and general health support.

Meet Dr. Kathleen Stambaugh


Burlington, WA

“I am passionate about treating dental disease and helping people save teeth and improve their health.  Establishing relationships with my patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice and I am honored to be able to play a role in my patients’ lives.

It’s hard to believe I’ve been involved in dentistry for over 40 years!  I began as a dental assistant after completing a college training program.  I enjoyed science and decided dentistry would be a great career, so I took additional science courses at U.C. Berkeley and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1984.  Being detail-oriented, I chose to complete an additional three years of education and specialize in Periodontics, which I love.  There have been so many advances in my field of Periodontics over the past 20 years;  this has been a very exciting career choice.

Usually, patients are referred to me by their general dentist, although patients may also contact my office directly to become a patient.  It is refreshing to work with so many talented dentists in the Pacific Northwest.  Coordinating treatment plans for patients is truly a team effort and it has been very rewarding working with many finely trained professionals in the area.  Communication with a patient’s primary dentist is of paramount importance, so several hours per week I spend composing detailed letters regarding patient care.

Outside of my practice, I enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment.  Whether it’s hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, or riding motorcycles, there is never a shortage of ways to enjoy free time.”

Professional Activities
2018 Fellow, International College of Dentists
2018 to Present Trustee, District 6, American Academy of Periodontology
2017 Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists
2008 – 2014 Seattle Study Club Director
2015 – Present Delegate, WA State Dental Association
2009 – Present State and Regional Assembly, American Academy of Periodontology, Liaison for the State of Washington
2012 – Present Mentor to dental student, University of Washington
2012 – Present Church Pastoral Council
Professional Positions
2003 – 2005 Secretary, President-Elect, President of the Western Society of Periodontology
2000 – 2002 Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Mt. Baker District Dental Society
1988 – 1991 Treasurer, President of the Los Angeles Association of Women Dentists
1987 Chief Resident in Periodontics, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Los Angeles
1987 American Association of Dental Schools: Reference Committee on Association Policy

Membership in Professional Organizations

Meet Dr. Roger Stambaugh


Burlington, WA

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“I grew up in the Northwest graduating from Bremerton High School and the University of Washington. After five years as a Naval Aviator I decided to become a dentist, returning to the University of Washington for my Periodontal specialty training and Masters in Oral Biology. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made as dentistry has allowed me to be of service to others as a major university graduate program director, a lecturer in many countries, conduct basic research and provide advanced periodontal and implant care for many patients for over forty years. However, without question the most rewarding aspect of my career has been the patients I have privileged to know and care for. I was also recruited to the University of Southern California in 1972 to work on a PhD in Molecular Biology.

I have served on several committees of the American Academy of Periodontology and I am also former President of the Western Society of Periodontology. I continue to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a recipient of numerous academic awards.

I now practice part-time spending my “semi-retirement” gardening, as a mentor in leadership courses at Western Washington University, playing golf, service in our church and continuing to develop my culinary skills.”